Catalogue of Gaelic Manuscripts in the National Library of Scotland

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Adv. MS 72.1.49

(Gaelic MS.XLIX). IRISH BARDIC VERSE.

Mackinnon 99, 124 f.; Mackechnie 205 ff.


17th cent. Paper (watermarked). 18 x 13½ cms. Ff.20. Scribe: as that of Adv.MS.72.1.38, pp.29, f., 193; Adv.MS.72.1.42, f.26; Adv.MS.72.1.43; Adv.MS.72.2.1; and Adv.MS.72.2.2, f.46. The dating of Adv.MS.72.1.38 and Adv.MS.72.1.43 suggest a floruit for him of 1618–47. The manuscript evidently entered the possession of James Macpherson, for it became no.13 of the 19 items sent to the Highland Society of Scotland on 6th Jan. 1803 by Macpherson’s literary executor, John Mackenzie, Secretary of the Highland Society of London. It was already tattered and coverless at that date. (H.S.S. minutes.) “London 5th. Janry 1803 / John Mackenzie” appears on ff.1r and 19v; in addition f.1r was marked “No XIII” and initialled by John Campbell, Donald Mackintosh and Donald Smith (members of the “Ossian Committee” of the H.S.S.) when they inspected the manuscripts on arrival in Edinburgh on 10th Jan. 1803. Deposited with Adv. collection in 1850. Inlaid and bound 1913–14. Foliation modern, pencilled. All leaves badly perished from outer edge, resulting in considerable loss of text.

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1 r Continuation from Adv.MS.72.2.2, f.46r, of Ionmhuin tech re ttugas cúl, here beg. Iosdadh níamhghlan Cairrgi an Chróigh ( Lr. Branach 1. 4370). 11 qq. (§§9, 15–18, 20, 22–26 of Lr. Branach ed.).

1 v5 Eochaidh Ó Heodhusa. Ar h’ faosamh dhamh, a Dhé athar, 24 qq.

2 v15 Donnchadh Mór Ó Dálaigh. Sanntach sin, a cholann chríadh, 13 qq.

3 v Ionmhuin fert iona bfhuil Brían, 12 qq.

4 r6 [Flaithrí mac Fíthil.] Mían chomraic thighe Temhra, 11 qq.

4 v8 [Donnchadh Mór Ó Dálaigh.] Ór na mban bainchenn nimhe, 14 qq.

5 r17 Maol Muire Mac an Bhaird. Cuirfed so ionnad, a Aodh, 20 qq.

6 r15 Eochaidh Ó Heodhusa. Slán fad lot, a lámh Aodha, 37 qq.

8 r5 Tadhg Dall Ó Huiginn. Nodluig do chúamar don chraoibh, 38 + 3 qq.

10 r Fear Feasa Ó’n Cháinte. Mór do níd daoine dhíobh féin, 19 qq.

10 v18 Fiodhbhaidh chríon cnámha mo cholla, 1½ qq.

11 r Tadhg Dall O Huiginn. La a tTemhraigh ag Toirrdhealbhach, 31 qq.

12 v Tadhg Óg Ó Huiginn. On aird thúaidh tig an chabhair, 38 qq.

14f r12 Ré lán ésga an fhíreinigh, 36 qq. In praise of a certain Conchubhar.

15 v20 [Uch] a lámh on uch a lámh, 1 q.

16 r Túathal Ó’n Cháinte. Nior tógbhadh éruic l'osa, 30 qq.

17 r18 A dhuine óig leis nach áil, 2 qq.

17 v Ni taobhtha dhamhsa riom féin, 6 qq. (§§1–4, 10–11 of ed. in Dánta Grádha).

17 v14 [Maghnas Ó Domhnaill.] Mairg do bheir grádh letromach, 7 qq.

18 r7 Lochlann mac Taidhg Í Dhálaigh. Cáit ar ghabhadar Gaoidhil, 25 qq.

19 r18 Duine las a beg mo bhríogh, 1 q. Cf. Adv.MS.72.2.14, f.17r m.inf.

19 v [Eochaidh] Ó Heodhusa. Créd mhosglas macraidh Éirne, 31 qq.

20 v20 D[ ]llsi sneachta, 1 q.

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