It did took me a while to get used to Synge's "peasant language," but there are still many lines I can't figure out the meaning.
Here is the one:
in Deirdre, act Ⅱ
Deirdre told Naisi they are going back to Emain, and she said: "There are many ways to wither love as there are stars in a night of Samhain, but there is no way to keep life or love with it a short space only
...It's for that there's nothing lonesome like a love is watching out the time most lovers do be sleeping
...It's for that we're wetting out for Emain Macha when the tide turns on the sand."
First of all, I don't quite understand what "there is no way to keep life or love with it a short space only" means. Does it mean that since life is short, so that love is short as well, or does it mean that love is easy to wither, but life (or death), above all, is the most destructive power?
and, what does "a short space" indicate?
Second of all, what does "there's nothing lonesome like a love is watching out the time most lovers do be sleeping" means? Does it mean that sleep waste time?? when you can use it to love...
the more I read them, the more I'm confused about what these lines "generally" mean, not to say to "interpret" them.