Cambridge, University Library, MS Ll. 1. 10 = Book of Cerne
Howlett, David, “Hiberno-Latin syllabic poems in the Book of Cerne”, Peritia 15 (2001): 1–21.
Proceeding from internal evidence the editor reconstructs texts of poems in the Book of Cerne, hexasyllabic, heptasyllabic, octosyllabic, hendecasyllabic, and infers from prosodic features similar to those of Old-Irish verse that all were composed in Ireland during the seventh century.
Howlett, David, “Seven studies in seventh-century texts”, Peritia 10 (1996): 1–70.
The following works are examined here: Versus de annis a principio [beg. Deus a quo facta fuit]; Ailerán’s Interpretatio mystica and Canon euangeliorum; three verse prayers from the Book of Cerne; seven works by and for Cummianus Longus (†662), including Celebra Iuda, which is here edited; three works by Virgilius Maro Grammaticus; the Oratio Gildae and a verse paraphrase of Carmen paschale, taken as examples of Hiberno-Latin hendecasyllables; and the Lorica of Laidcenn mac Baíth (†661), for which a date of AD 659 is suggested. On the basis of these texts, two inferences may be made of Irish culture of the period: the intellectual agility and acuity exhibited in this precisely constructed prose and verse was not the achievement of a few isolated clerics; and the title sapiens was not given lightly or loosely by the monastic annalists.
Brown, Michelle P., The Book of Cerne: prayer, patronage, and power in ninth-century England, The British Library Studies in Medieval Culture, London: British Library, 1996.
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