The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 18

The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...to the Patrick who came in 432, it would contradict the statement in all the lives, that he was sixty years preaching in Ireland. But the Irish annalists, as well as a crowd of foreign writers, place the death of Patrick, the Archbishop and Apostle of the Irish, in 49l, 492, or 493. Thus the entry in Tighearnach, which has been copied by most of the subsequent annalists, quotes an ancient Irish quatrain as authority for the date 493: " A. D. 493. Patricia: Archiepiscopm et Apostolus Hibemensium anno etatis sue centerimo vigesimo, xvi. Kal. April. quievit. " O genemcrm Cplpc, celm Inc, From the birth of Christ, a pleasant period, Ceepe ceo pop coem noemo Four hundred above fair ninety, Ceopu bliuouln peep lap rem Three noble years after that Co bop paopalc ppim (Ippcml.." T0 the death of Patrick, chief Apostle. This quatrain is also quoted by the Four Masters, and in all the copies of the Chronicon Scotorum preserved in Dublin, and most correctly in Duald Mac Firbis's copy of that work, preserved in the MS. Library of Trinity College, Dublin, which is here given with Colgan's translation, Trias Thaum. p. 234: And thus, if this passage be not an interpolation, which is not very probable, it would appear that Tighearnach understood this Patrick, the Archbishop and Apostle, as a different person from an earlier Patrick, whose birth, captivity, and death he had before recorded. But still the accuracy of this date will be apt to be doubted by the impartial investigator, when it is considered that it is not found in the original lives of the Saint, and a suspicion can hardly fail to arise that it owes its origin to the necessity for reconciling the sixty years assigned to the Saint's mission in...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236976835
  • 9781236976833