Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in Kings Inn's

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RELIGIOUS MATTER

18th cent. Paper. 19.5-20 x 16 cms. Pp. 192, bound in wrong order but with survival in large part of original pagination. The present order of the pages is : 129-91 (with unnumbered blank page after 173), [33-6], [41]-42, 47-8, 37-40, 49-128, 194-7, 192-3, 198-9, 8 pp. now numbered [207-214], 200-206 (with 204 repeated), and 12 pp. now numbered [215-26]. Pp. 43-6 lost; pages also missing after 206 and [214], before [215] and after [226]. Pp [207-226] may possibly belong at the beginning, though it is more likely that all of pp. 1-32 have been lost. No scribal signature or date, but the words ‘Táim curtha don obairsi’ occur in the scribe’s hand at p. 88 i. Front cover now missing; back cover of cardboard survives, labelled ‘28’ (over earlier label), with backing-leaf of paper now loose. Holes in pp. 82-6, with loss of text made good on loose slips (originally glued in place, but now separated through damp?) ; pp. 129-[l36] also damaged with some loss of text.

The signature of ‘John Cummin', a former owner, occurs in the margins of pp. 56, 74, 81 and 101. Other marginalia : (a) 57 i (inverted). ‘Command you may your mind.’ (b) 128, right margin. ‘(I ?) Promise to pay In to M r. Francis [. . .]’ (remainder torn away). (c) 148, right margin. ‘Edmd Hanin.’ Some further writing on pp. 114, 129, 179, 180.

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[33]. [SMAOINTE BEATHA CHRÍOST.] Acephalous. Beg. here [. . .]-afraidh Eliz. do Muire. Ends (p. 186 i)air is aon gháirdeachus ata aca do shíor .7 ni theasdaigionn moladh ina conach uatha. Finit do beatha Chríost. [=ed. Ó Maonaigh (1944) lines 418-6011 with omissions and interpolations ; cf. ibid., xxix, xxxiv-xxxv. The missing pages, 43-6, contained the part of the text corresponding to Ó Maonaigh, §§65-78.]

187. DE STATU ET MODO VIVENDAE VIRGINIS MARIA POST ASCENSIONEM FILII EIUS .I. DO STAID, 7 DO MODH BEADHA MHUIRE TAIREIS A MIC DO DHOL SUAS. Beg. Oir do fhan Eoin S. ag seirbhis don bh. taireis na neasbal dimtheacht. Breaks off (p. 206 i) with 7as tú do thuill ar thumhla féin bheanrioghantacht an (domhain catchword) [=M. Ó Domhnaill, Beatha Mhuire (Baile Átha Cliath 1940) 66.21].

[207]. BEATHA NAOMH MAIRGREAG ANN SO SIOS. Beg. Gin tsuáin tsaorchinealach aluinn adbhur ard craibhtheach bíthbhuadhach . . . tháinic don chineadh ghinntlighe 7 don aicme iudaíghe darbo comhainm Mairgreag. Breaks off (p. [214] i) with do fhorail (?)ar na ceasdunachuibh abreith amach as an ccatar: 7acur [chu]m bais 7 rugsaid na ceasdunoigh amach í 7 do eirghidh fear.

[215]. [BEATHA MHUIRE ÉIGEAPTACDHA.] Acephalous. Beg. here[trín]a mhéad do thigeadh dfir don ccatraidh so d[iarraidh 7 dfhaicsin na h]aonmhná sin [=Études Celtiques 1 (1936) 80.26]. Ends (p. [226].7) 7 do guidheadh ar Día go díocru 7go duthrachtach fa crich mhaith do bheadh air abeadhuigh bú dheinn (?). Finis ailim trochaire air Dhía dom anmhuin Maile ré himpeidh na Mna sin.

[226] m. Prayer. Beg. [A] Thighearna 7 a Iosa Criosd 7 a Dhía athair na nuile cumhachta. . . . Breaks off with page : . . . saor me a Thigearna mar do [shaorais] Peadar 7 Pól on loing briste agas Eoin Baisde ón nimh.