The Codex Palatino-Vaticanus, No. 830; (Texts, Translations and Indices.)

The Codex Palatino-Vaticanus, No. 830; (Texts, Translations and Indices.)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Here, likewise, the Septuagint is followed. The reading should consequently be riccxh. (1046 + 5199 = 6245). The original A-Tract contains no ascription of authorship. The design, contents and probable age will be cansidcred later on. The B-Text is likewise anonymous. Prefixed, in the handwriting of Charles O'Conor of Belnnngare, is the title: lealjap Comairnpipeacba picmn mainipcpe piopana--The Book of Synchronisms of Flann of the Monastery of St. Buite, Monnsterboice, Co. Louth down here. No evidence, however, hns come to light in support of this attribution. Of the supposed author, the following notice is given in O'Conor's Tigernach (Ker. Hib. Script. 300): --"Flann of the Monastery, an Irish author, both in literature and history and poetry and the bardic art, ended his life happily in Christ, on the 7th of the Kalends of Dec. Nov. 25, 16th of the moon." It is scarcely necessary to point out that Theologian and Prophet were evolved by the translator. Here, it may be observed in passing, we have another instance of the perplexity caused by alphabetical numeration. For --V. Kal. Dec. and xui. luna are incompatible. The moon's age on Nov. 25, 1056, was 13. The reading must, accordingly, be either iiii. Kal. Dec. (Dec. 28), xui. luna; or, uii. Kal. Dec, xiii. luna. Judging from the Four Masters (who say the "fourth Calend," but, as usual, omit the lunation), the former was the original. The error, which is of frequent occurrence, arose from mistaking ii. (2) for -. (5), or vice versa. The design and contents of the Tracts next demand attention. That the Irish possessed letters before the introduction of Christianity, may be taken as established by one fact. In substance the same as the present language, the Ogam...
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