Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512/I (ff. 101-122, 1-36, 45-52)

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512

section I, (a) ff. 101-122; (b) ff. 1-36; (c) ff. 45-52

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page name: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512/I (ff. 101-122, 1-36, 45-52)
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page ID: 17296
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Part of
The head manuscript in which the present part is found.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512 [s. xv – s. xviin]
Provenance
Date s. xv / s. xvi 15th or 16th century
Origin Cuilendtrach (Ó Cuív).
Scribes, hands
Hands indexed:
Main hand The main scribe, who is not named in the manuscript and was responsible for ff. 5-36, ff. 101-122 and possibly, ff. 45-52 (Ó Cuív).
  • “hand varies greatly both in quality and in size, with large and small script at times alternating in the one column, citations in Latin being generally in large script” (Ó Cuív: 231).
  • known for a “distinctive half-uncial d” in the copy of Bethu Brigte, “which probably reflects the influence of an exemplar dating from the ninth century” (Ó Cuív: 231); writes, on f. 33r, that he was Baile na Cuilendtrach when writing this text.
  • mentions Book of Dub Dá Leithe as the source for its copy of Baile in Scail.
Anonymous hand (f. 1r) First of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; wrote text on f. 1r and remains anonymous (Ó Cuív).
Maelechlainn (ff. 1-4) Second of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; wrote four items and signs as Maelechlainn on f. 2rb (Ó Cuív); identified by R. I. Best (1928) with the Maelechlainn Ua Maoilchonaire whose death is recorded s.a. 1489 (AFM). Ó Maoil Chonaire (Maelechlainn)
Later, anonymous hand 3 (f. 4v) Third of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; a “later scribe ... [in] a crude hand ... inserted a poem in which a Tadhg Óg Ó Dálaigh lamented a Seón Pluingcéad, possibly either the Seón Pluingett for whom Part IV of this manuscript was written or the son of Crisdóir Pluingcéad of Loughcrew in Meath who is mentioned by another late scribe in a note on f. 36vb which was written in 1572” (Ó Cuív: 230-231).
Codicological description
Material vellum
Palaeographical description
none available as yet
Contents
Work in progress

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(a) ff. 101-122

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f. 101r–f. 105v
[Baile in Scáil] » “The Phantom's Frenzy”. On f. 101r, the text credits the Book of Dub Dá Leithe as its source.
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f. 105v–f. 108r
[Scéla mucce Meic Da Thó] » “The story of Mac Dá Thó's pig”
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f. 108r
» Legend of St Patrick, Enna son of King Loegaire, and Michael the Archangel. Cf. f. 143r.
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f. 108v
[Senchus muici fhéili Martain] » “The tradition of the St Martinmas pig”
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f. 109r–f. 114v
[Airec Menman Uraird maic Coisse] » “The Strategem of Urard (Irard) mac Coisse”, including tale list B.
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f. 109rb–f. 111ra
[Medieval Irish tale lists] » Version B.
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f. 114v–f. 115v
[Erchoitmed ingine Gulidi] » “The excuse of Gulide's daughter”
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f. 116r–f. 116v
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f. 116v
[Agallamh Cormaic ocus Fithil] » “The Dialogue between King Cormac and Fíthel (Féigbriathrach)”
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Two leaves appear to be lost at this point.
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f. 117r–f. 118r
[Tochmarc Emire] » “The wooing of Emer”, beginning missing
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f. 117v–f. 118v
[Verba Scáthaige] » “The words of Scáthach”
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f. 117v–f. 118v
[Forfess Fer Fálgae] » “The siege of the Men of Fálga”
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f. 119r–f. 120v
[Immram Brain] » “The voyage of Bran mac Febail”
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f. 120v
[Echtrae Chonnlai] » “The otherwordly adventure of Connla the Red”, fragment
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f. 121r
[Senchas na relec] » Poem (“The history of royal burial places”)
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f. 121v
» Poem, dialogue between Findchú and Sétna
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f. 121v–f. 122r
» Note on the Besom out of Fánait
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f. 122r–f. 122v
[Esnada tige Buchet] » “The songs of Buchet's house”
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f. 122v
[Baile Binnbérlach mac Búain] » ‘The story of Baile the Sweet-voiced’, fragment.
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(b) ff. 1-4

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f. 1r
[Kailleoracht. Tonfeid, a Christ, conic muir] » Poem
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f. 1r–f. 2r
[Ferchuitred Medba] » “Medb's husband allowance”
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f. 2v
» blank
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f. 3r–f. 3v
» Poem (37 stanzas) on the kings of Ireland from Lóoegaire to Brian Boru.
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f. 3v
[Annálad anall uile] » Incipit: ‘A andáladh anall uile’ » Ascribed to: Gilla Cómáin mac Gilla Samthainde » Poem (imperfect copy)
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f. 4r–f. .
» Ascribed to: (“Tadg og oDa […] cecinit”) » Poem, much faded.
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(b) ff. 5-36

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f. 5r–f. 30r
[Bethu Phátraic] » MS heading: ‘Beatha Padraic annso’ » i.e. the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, with marginalia. There is a lacuna between ff. 6 and 7. A part of the missing text, comprising ff. 124 and 127 of the old foliation, is in a separate MS, NLI G 531 (Ó Cuív).
scribal addition
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f. 30r
» Topographical verses, beginning Crioch Midhi inn[e]osad duibh ocus crioch Breadh mborrfadach.
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f. 30r
[Críchairecht na Midhe] » MS heading: ‘Torannacht ocus criocharacht na Midi’ » Prose notes on “the measurement and mering of Meath”
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f. 30r
» Latin notes about Risterdus Nugent (ob. 1591) and Katherine Nugent (ob. 1604)
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f. 30v
» English notes, much faded
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f. 31r
[Bethu Brígte] » Irish Life of St. Brigit (beginning lost)
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f. 35v–f. 36r
» Accounts of six miracles attributed to St. Brigit
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f. 36r
» Two late stanzas, beginning Tlachtga ingen Mhodh[a] Ruith ramhaigh
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f. 36v
» Poem beginning Domun duthain a loinde, and note in prose.
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(c) ff. 45-52

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f. 45r–f. 47v
[Old Irish treatise on the Psalter] » Treatise on the Psalter, with Irish note (f. 45a) dated October 1731.
scribal addition
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f. 48r–f. 51v
[Cáin Adomnáin] » “The Law of Adomnán”
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f. 51v
[Sreth a salmaib suad slán] » Irish poem on the Maledictive Psalms (13 stanzas), beginning Sreth a salmaib suad slan / feib rohorddaig Adamnan.
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f. 51v
[Immathchor nAilella ocus Airt] » “The mutual restoration of Ailill and Art”
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f. 51v–f. 52r
» Fragment, beginning muintire. Olldam dicit.
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f. 52r
» Poem on ecclesiastical seasons and days, beginning A Loingsig a hEs mac nEirc.
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[Fíl and grian Glinne Aí] » Incipit: ‘Fil and grian glindi hái’ » poem ascribed to the briugu Dá Choca, with prose preface and glosses.
scribal addition
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f. 52v
» Seven-line note, Tomus cuirp Crist arna gabail Chonsantin impir (“The measure of Christ's body when found by Emperor Constantine”). See Kuno Meyer, ‘Miscellen’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915).
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The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)
Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts.
and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).
Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.
Agallamh Cormaic ocus Fithil
(MS)
f. 116v
“The Dialogue between King Cormac and Fíthel (Féigbriathrach)”
(MS)
f. 116r–f. 116v
(Text)
ff. 116a–116b  
(MS)
f. 109r–f. 114v
“The Strategem of Urard (Irard) mac Coisse”, including tale list B.
(Text)
ff. 109ra–114va  
(MS)
f. 3v
incipit: A andáladh anall uile   Poem (imperfect copy)
(Text)
f. 3v  
Imperfect copy
(Text)
f. 3ra-3vb  
(MS)
f. 122v
‘The story of Baile the Sweet-voiced’, fragment.
(Text)
f. 122v  
Fragment giving the beginning of the text.
(MS)
f. 101r–f. 105v
“The Phantom's Frenzy”. On f. 101r, the text credits the Book of Dub Dá Leithe as its source.
(Text)
ff. 101ra–105vb  
The only complete copy.
(MS)
f. 31r
Irish Life of St. Brigit (beginning lost)
(Text)
ff. 31ra–36rb  
The beginning is lost.
(Text)
ff. 5r–30r  
(MS)
f. 5r–f. 30r
rubric: Beatha Padraic annso   i.e. the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, with marginalia. There is a lacuna between ff. 6 and 7. A part of the missing text, comprising ff. 124 and 127 of the old foliation, is in a separate MS, NLI G 531 (Ó Cuív).
(Text)
ff. 48ra–51va (line 9)  
Ends abruptly.
(MS)
f. 48r–f. 51v
“The Law of Adomnán”
(Text)
f. 30a  
(MS)
f. 30r
rubric: Torannacht ocus criocharacht na Midi   Prose notes on “the measurement and mering of Meath”
(Text)
f. 120v  
(MS)
f. 120v
“The otherwordly adventure of Connla the Red”, fragment
(MS)
f. 114v–f. 115v
“The excuse of Gulide's daughter”
(Text)
ff. 114b (line 1)–115a  
(Text)
ff. 122ra, line 8 – 122vb, line 15  
(MS)
f. 122r–f. 122v
“The songs of Buchet's house”
(MS)
f. 1r–f. 2r
“Medb's husband allowance”
(Text)
ff. 1rb–2rb  
Here entitled Ferchuitred Medba
(Text)
ff. 52rb–52v  
Prose introduction, gloss and poem
(MS)
incipit: Fil and grian glindi hái   poem ascribed to the briugu Dá Choca, with prose preface and glosses.
(MS)
f. 117v–f. 118v
“The siege of the Men of Fálga”
(Text)
f. 118v  
See Hellmuth (2004): 196 and 196 note 6.
(MS)
f. 1r
Conclusion only.
(Text)
f. 116vb  
(Text)
ff. 51vb–52ra  
(MS)
f. 51v
“The mutual restoration of Ailill and Art”
(Text)
ff. 119r1–120v2  
(MS)
f. 119r–f. 120v
“The voyage of Bran mac Febail”
Kailleoracht. Tonfeid, a Christ, conic muir
(MS)
f. 1r
Poem
(Text)
ff. 109r col. 2 – 111r col. 1  
(MS)
f. 109rb–f. 111ra
Version B.
(MS)
f. 45r–f. 47v
Treatise on the Psalter, with Irish note (f. 45a) dated October 1731.
(Text)
ff. 45r–47v  
(Text)
ff. 115va (line 24)–116ra  
(MS)
f. 105v–f. 108r
“The story of Mac Dá Thó's pig”
(Text)
ff. 105v 2–108 r 2  
(Text)
f. 121  
(MS)
f. 121r
Poem (“The history of royal burial places”)
Senchus muici fhéili Martain
(MS)
f. 108v
“The tradition of the St Martinmas pig”
Sreth a salmaib suad slán
(MS)
f. 51v
Irish poem on the Maledictive Psalms (13 stanzas), beginning Sreth a salmaib suad slan / feib rohorddaig Adamnan.
(Text)
ff. 117ra–118rb  
First part missing.
(MS)
f. 117r–f. 118r
“The wooing of Emer”, beginning missing
(MS)
f. 117v–f. 118v
“The words of Scáthach”
(Text)
f. 118b2  



  • Sources

Primary sources
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[Oxford Digital Library], Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <http://image.ox.ac.uk>.

Secondary sources

Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
Best, Richard Irvine, “Notes on Rawlinson B. 512”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 389–402.

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Meyer, Kuno, “Miscellen [1. Quantitierender Gleichklang in der dritten Strophenzeile irischer Gedichte, 2. Tätowierung bei den Iren, 3. Die Leibeslänge Christi]”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 398–402.
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