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Narrative of the conquest of Ireland in the time of Henry II., 17th century

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MS. Rawl. B. 475
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At the end are added by the same hand the following poems in Irish:
  1. (p. 105) Address to the body; 36 double lines. Apparently unfinished.
  2. (p. 107) Prayer for power to bridle the body; 32 lines.
  3. (p. 108) Preparation for death; 54 lines.
  4. (p. 110) Prayer to God, by Eochaidh O'Heogusa (O'Hussey); 48 lines.
  5. (p. 112) Religious poem, by Eochaidh O'Heogusa (O'Hussey); 24 lines. Headed "O'Heoghusa cc." (i.e. cecinit.) Beg. "Anois diolaim dacmaid nDe."
  6. (p. 113) Against satirical writing, by Eochaidh O'Heogusa (O'Hussey); 40 lines.
  7. (p. 114) In praise of Leinster and Art Cavanagh, king of Leinster, by Hugh M'Craith the younger; 62 lines.
  8. (p. 117) On the inauguration of Niall Mor O'Neill, by Tadhg Camchosach O'Daly; 80 lines.
  9. (p. 120) On anger; 74 lines.
  10. (p. 123) In praise of Morogh O'Madden, by Geoffrey O'Daly; 96 lines.
Then follows (p. 126) a prophecy of Merlin's in prose, to which is annexed (on p. 127) a note by Rich. Howarde to the effect that part was fulfilled in 1638 by the earl of Strafford.

Finally, on p. 128, are some fugitive verses in praise of a lady, signed "C.M.cc."

Dates

  • 17th century

Extent

64 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Irish

Shelfmark

MS. Rawl. B. 475

Custodial History

Owned in 1638 by Rich. Howarde; and afterwards, in 1655, by Thomas, lord Fairfax.

Bibliography

  • About p. 110, see O' Reilly's Catalogue of Irish writers , in quarto. Dubl. 1820, p. clxxxv. no. 23.
  • About p. 113, see O' Reilly's Catalogue of Irish writers , in quarto. Dubl. 1820, p. clxxxiv. no. 17.
  • About p. 114, see O' Reilly's Catalogue of Irish writers , in quarto. Dubl. 1820, p. cxi. no. 2, where the poem is assigned to Owen M'Craith.
  • About p. 117, see O' Reilly's Catalogue of Irish writers , in quarto. Dubl. 1820, p. xcix. no. 1.
  • About p. 123, see O' Reilly's Catalogue of Irish writers , in quarto. Dubl. 1820, p. cxxxiii. no. 2.

Physical Facet

On paper, in quarto

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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