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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 167 pages of information about The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran.

[Footnote 18:  O’Donnell’s Life of St. Columba, ed.  O’Kelleher, p. 120.]

[Footnote 19:  For the story of Coirpre, see Lismore Lives, ed.  Stokes, preface p. xvi; Revue celtique, xxvi, 368.  For the story of Ambacuc, see Silua Gadelica, no. xxxi; Eriu, vol. vi, p. 159.]

[Footnote 20:  A fully illustrated description of this relic by Mr. E.C.R.  Armstrong will be found in Journal, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, vol. xlix, p. 132.]

[Footnote 21:  Book of the Dun Cow, printed in Zeitschrift fuer Celtische Philologie, iii, 218.]

[Footnote 22:  Feilire Oengusso, Henry Bradshaw Society edition, p. 12.]

[Footnote 23:  Revue celtique, xv, at p. 491.]

[Footnote 24:  I should here have quoted as a parallel the oft-described Indian rope-trick, which is alleged to be a hypnotic feat, had I not been recently assured by a relative who knows India well that no one has yet been discovered who has actually seen this trick performed, and that it is probably nothing more than a piece of folk-lore.]

[Footnote 25:  See his important series of papers, Ueber directe Handelsverbindungen Westgalliens mit Irland im Altertum und frueher Mittelalter, published in Sitzungsberichte der koenigliche preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1909, vol. i.]

[Footnote 26:  Life of Colman mac Luachain, Todd Lectures Series, Royal Irish Academy, vol. xvii, p. 86.]

[Footnote 27:  Bede’s Life of Cuthbert, Sec. xxxix.]

[Footnote 28:  This is evidently a mistranslation of boban, the translator having in mind the word ban, “white.”]

[Footnote 29:  Henry Bradshaw Society edition, vol. i, p. 157.]

[Footnote 30:  Although the sense appears to run continuously from one stanza to the next in their present collocation.]

[Footnote 31:  MS. illegible.]

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=APPENDIX=

THE LATIN TEXT OF LB

[Sidenote deg.1:  R1 162b; R2 127d] [Sidenote deg.2:  R2 128a] [Sidenote deg.3:  R1 162c]

1.[ deg.1] Vir gloriosus, et uita sanctissimus abbas, Queranus, ex patre Boecio, matre Darercha [Darecha R2] ortus fuit.  Hic traxit originem de aquilonali parte Hibernie, Aradensium silicet genere.  Diuina quoque gratia a puerili etate sic ipse illustratus est, ut qualis[ deg.2] foret futurus luculenter appareret.[ deg.3] Erat [Cras MSS.] enim tanquam lucerna ardens eximia caritate, ut non solum feruorem pii cordis et deuocionem erga hominum inopiam releuandam [reuelandam MSS.] exhiberet; uerum et in creaturum irrationabilium necessitatibus infatigabilem ostenderet affectum.  Et quia tanta lucerna non debuit sub modio abscondi, ideo a puerili etate cepit miraculorum prod[ig]iis coruscare.

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