ePub Celtic Scotland; A History of Ancient Alban Volume 2 ePub

by William Forbes Skene

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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... One time there a large church was built by Mobii, and the clerics were considering what each of them would like to have the church full of.1 'I should like, ' said Ciaran, 'its full of " sons of the church," who frequent the canonical hours.'2 'I should like, ' said Cainnech, 'its full of books, to be used by "sons of life."' 'I should like, ' said Comgall, 'its full of sickness and diseases to be in my own body, to my subjugation and chastisement.' Colum Cille, however, chose3 its full of gold and silver, to make reliquaries and monasteries therewith. Mobii said that it should not be so; but that Colum Cille's community would be richer than every community, both in 4 Eriu and Alba. Mobii told his proUgis to leave the place in which they were, for that an unknown 6 plague would come there, viz., the Buid Chonaill;6 and he further said to Colum Cille that he should not receive land until permitted by him (Mobii). Each of them went his way afterwards. Colum Cille proceeded to Cenel-Conaill. The way he went was across the river, the name of which is Biur.7 There he said, 'Bir against fochainne, '3 and the plague did not therefore reach 1 Full of. The expression in the person named Conall, who died of it, but of whose memory no other record now remains.—{Obits and Martyrology of Christ Church, pref. p. Ixxv.) But the old form of the name being Buidhe Chonnaill, it is more likely that it was derived from Cunnall (glossed 'stipnla' in the MS. quoted in Nigra's Reliq. Celt., p. 38); andthattheplaguewas so called from the hue {Buide Chonnaill, 'strawyellow') which its victims exhibited. 7 Biur. Dr. Reeves states (Adamnan, p. 52, note d) that is, the river in Tyrone, now called the Moyola, which flows into the N.-W. arm of Lough Neagh. s 'Bir...

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