Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in Kings Inn's

14

RELIGIOUS AND MEDICAL MATTER.

16th cent. Vellum. 25.5x19 cms. Ff. 13 with modern pencilled foliation; ff. 11-13 (reversed and inverted) belong after f. 7; leaves missing between ff. 1 and 2 and after f. 13. The volume consists of two fragments bound together: (a) ff. 1-7, 11-13; (b) ff. 8-10. No scribal signature, but a number of hands appear: (1) ff. 1-5 d i; (2) ff. 5 d i-6 a i; (3) ff. 6 a i-7 d i, 11-13; (4) ff. 8-10, with another hand (5) appearing in two places in f. 9 b.

Double columns, ruled mainly by dry point; initials coloured in red in section (b); many initials in section (a) not filled in. Bound as MS 13 in this collection, with spine in better state of preservation. Labelled ‘14’ on upper inner corner of front cover. Words ‘Miscellaneous / Curious’ in pencil in inside front cover. Ff. 1 r (upper an lower margins) and 13 r (lower margin) marked ‘C’ in black inkd ff. 8 r, 8 v, 9 r, 10 r (lower margins), marked ‘A a’, ' A’, A 2’, ‘A 3’; respectively. Some words in pencil partially trimmed off from upper, margin of f. 8; some writing in blue ink in f. 3 r, lower margin.

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1 a 1. ‘[H]ic incipit SPECULUM PECCATORIS .i. Is and so thinsgainter SPECULUM IN PECAIGH.’ Beg..i. achairde inmhaine lenab toil in leghthoracht (?) so deistecht. Ends (f. 2 a 36) .7acomlinadh doneitheadh ndeighnach go foirfe atoil in Athar 7 in Mic 7 in Spioraid Naeim . . . amen Finit amen .7 cetera. Chasm in text between ff. 1 and 2.

1 a 37. Tract on death and extreme unction. Beg. (I)she integ crich deighinach beathad gac enduine. Ends (f. 2 c m) eg maith dfaghail beo maille Crist .7rl.

2 cm.[D]EICH MIRBUILE CHUIRP CHRÍST ANSO. Beg. in céd mirbuile dhib .i. aran [7?]fin dochlaechlódh acorp Críst. Ends (f. 2 d 12) with Tri bidhba chuirp Críst . . . acaitheam gan achaitheam .7rl.

2 d 13. On tears of penitence. Beg. Briathar o Ambrosius annso .i. doleghus arse dera Peaduir 7 nír leghus aleorghnimartha. Ends (f. 3 a 6) amail an céd baisdeadh .7rl.

3 a 7. On St Brigit. Beg. Cach ní tra ro aitcheadh Brigid forscm Coimdhe dobeireadh di fa cédoir. Ends (f. 3 a 28) amail indistear isin scriptuir diadha. insaecula saeculorum amen.

3 a 29. ‘Agso ni do thuarasgabail na deirce .i. Is uaisle hi ina or .7 airged .7 is mill si hi ina mil .7 is gile hi ina snechta 7 is doimhni hi ina fairge 7 is teo hi na teine .7 is treisi hi ina iarann .7 is soillsi i ina grian .7 esga .7rl.’

3 a i. On St Patrick. Beg. Diaraibi conflict mor 7 easaenta ider Loeguire mac Neil 7 Patraic mac Calprainn. Ends (f. 3 b m) gin deachmadh dorigh nanel .7 gen mhir do Mhichel .7rl.

3 b m. On the priesthood. Beg. (G)rassa abus 7 gloir thall o Dhia trocairech cum arcarad 7 ar companach crístaigeach darab thoil na neithi diadha do thinnsgaint. Ends (f. 6 a i) An cuiceadh ní inuair bís in bean astigh damad arsaigh í fa breid dubh no fachaipin breige aseachnadh mar doseachantai dambeadh agbreth chloinne. Finit.

6 a i. On the proper way of serving God. Beg. Atait tri cuinghill ina ndligheann gac uile firenach fognum don tigerna neamdha. Ends (f. 6 b i) mar dothogair nahogha uaisle aile .i. Caitir Fhina inghean righ Greg .7 Mairghreg inghean Teodocius neoch dofulaing amartra tar ceand anoghachta ag tuilleam na trocaire. Remainder of column blank.

6 c 1. [D]O PHIANAIB IFRIND ANDSO. Beg. Uair adeir inscriphtuir diadha .i.Anaimsir shlainti dochuirp adhuine tabair haire reslainti hamma. Ends (f. 11 c 10) .7 icdul isin cathraigh nemhdha documsanadh isin gloir suthain Amen. (For the arrangement of the leaves see above.)

8 - 10 . See below, after 12.

11 c 11. ‘[R]EGNUM CELORUM .i. DO FLAITHEAMNUS DIA annso maradeirar ambeathaidh Beinidhecht naeim.’ Beg. Uair do buailedh o eslainti andeireadh aaimsiri he. Ends (f. 12 a 6) acumsanadh nananmann safirinde.

12 a 6. DO PHRELAITIB NA HEGLAISI ANNSO. Beg. Maradeir Gregorius in Posturali [sic]. Uair nifhuil neach ismo urchoidighus an hEgluis De ina inneach ghabus ainm uird 7 aibide naemtha uime. . . . Ends (f. 12 d w) chum inpeccaidh do denam q. ui.

12 d i. On loving God. Beg. Gradhaigh do Dia 7 do thigerna fein. as do craidhe .7 as do chuimhne 7 astanam. Breaks off incomplete (f. 13 d i) with ider Dia .7 diabal . ag diultadh.

8 a 1. Fragment of a medical tract based apparently on a work by Iohannes de Sancto Amando. Beg. here [nadur]da 7rígnidi do congbail an teasa as dig gan a leigan amach do berbadh an adbair [=RIA 23 F 19, f. 102 c 49]. Ends (f. 10 a 13)Do gnathadis leagha Salerutani do denamh chum na cnamh mbrisdi 7 do seimidhugad na cnead 7 na crecht 7 do traethad an atmaireachta is maith seimideas burba na cnead a thathli a mbeith slan. Finit .amen. The sections in this fragment deal with ointments and plasters.

10 a 14. On sterility. Beg. Tindsgaintear anois don meid do chuisib o ndentar an aimrideacht isna feraib 7atait tri baill neoch as eigan do beith slan cum na geinamna. The section dealing with female sterility beg. (f. 10 d 4) As mor as indenta cum aimrideacht na mban, and breaks off with folio dentur siroip de sin neoch ghnathaighes [corresponds to W. Wulff (ed.), ‘A mediaeval handbook of gynaecology and midwifery’, Irish Texts 5 (1934) 68 m-70.2].