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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. 1804 Excerpt: ... Uflcr. supra. (9) Quam more Scotorum non de lapidc fed de robore secto totam compofuit, atque arundine texit. Eadbertu», ablata arundine, plumbi laminis cam totam, hoc est, et tectum it ipfbs quoque parietes ejus cooptrire curavit. Btd, 1. 3. e. 5. (10) Archaeologia, Vol. 8. p. 168--169. (11) Rtgio dicitur natus sanguine in Hibernia, patre Muriardacho, matre rero Sabina. Godwya. de prssul. p. 95. (u) Vit. Cudbetti, p. 343. ('3) Raffiu, c, 3. p. 439. i'leury, Tom. 30. (14) ruled one hundred and fifty Monks, and St. Manchene and St. Monenna, as many Nuns. Three hundred Monks obeyed St. Tehan; eight hundred and seventyfix, St. Carthag; a thousand. St. Goban; a thousand five hundred, St. Laserian; three hundred, St. Brendan; three thousand, St. Finan; as many, St. Congel and St. Gerald; so that Bilhop Nicholson might well (15) say, the secular and regular clergy were almost as numerous as men of every other denomination. In the little ifle of Bute were twelve (16) churches or chapels, and thirty hermitages; and in TJnst and the other Hebrides, religious phrenzy equally extended her reign. Hence the Irish acquired a fondness for, and a propensity to monachisin, which remarkably distinguished them through (17) every age. Though the number of Monks and Nuns now recited is by no means to be depended on, yet it suggested to their presidents the necessity of stone inclosures or closes, these in the East werccalled Mandræ. The word originally (18) imported a sheep-fold, and Was applied to those monastic buildings, wherein the Archimandrite presided over his disciples, as the shepherd superintended his rlock in the fold. There are many of these Mandrge dispersed over this kingdom hitherto unnoticed; one remarkable is Dun Aengus. This is in the greater ifle o...
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