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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1798. Excerpt: .... their monasteries. The followers of Columba, after their great and fiA concern of establishing Christianity in the kingdom was over, and religion fully settled, did not think it unlawful to marry (Keith, Sir J. Dalrymple, &c), and to take the charge of samilies as well as of parishes. The new monks, on the other hand, lived in celibacy, affected greater purity, and had more ceremony and mow; so that the popular tide soon turned in their savour. The Culdees existed no longer in colleges, but for a long time after they continued to teach true Christianity apart; so that the reign of error in these lands was very short, and the darkness of its night was inter., mixed with the light of many stars. From these notices of Columba, and of his disciples, we may well apply to him the beginning of his own ode to Ciaran. Quantum, Christe! apqftolum Mundo mi/i/li hominem? Lucerna hujus infula, £fff., A great apostle sent by God Hath bless'd this isle with light; His beams, diffus'd through all the land, Dispell'd the gloom of night. A Chronicle of some events conneHeJ with the MoNASTExr of Hi, or Ion J. From the Annals of §uatuor Mag. Ulster, Colgan, Ir. Martyrologies, &c. &c. A. D. 63. St. Columba arrived in Hi, on Pentecost eve. 563. St. Odhran dies, Z7th of October. 572. Conall king of the Scots, who gave Hi to Columba, died. £74. The great Council of Drimkeat was held. 583. Brude, son of Maolchan, king of the Picts, died. 597. St. Columba, the apostle of Albin, died; ætat. 77. 600. St. Baithen, son of Brendan, abbot of Hi, died. 601. St. Laisran, son of Feradach, ab. of Hi, died. 622. St. Fergna, surnamed the Briton, ab. of Hi, died. 635. St. Aidan, (Mac Libher) and others, set out for Eng. land from Iona, at the desire of king Oswald, to con...
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