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. 1846. Excerpt: ... Art. XIV.--The Annals of Ireland, from the Year 1443 to 1468, translated from the Irish by Dudley Firbisse, or, as he is more usually called, Duald Mac Firbis,for Sir James Ware, in the Year 1666. OF this translation there are three copies extant, one in the Library of the British Museum, Cod. Claren. torn. 68, Ayscough, 4799, Plut. cxv. E, which is in Mac Firbis's own hand, and commences p. 47. The second copy is preserved in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Class F. 1, 18. This seems to have been made for Daniel Molyneux, Ulster King at Arms, by a very incompetent scribe, who has mistaken many of the proper names of men and places, and even corrupted the text in various ways. The third copy is preserved among Harris's Collections in the Library of the Royal Dublin Society: it is in Harris's own hand, and appears to have been made from the Trinity College copy, but Harris has evidently corrected some obvious blunders of the transcriber. It is now difficult to determine from what compilation of Annals Mac Firbis has made this translation, as it does not agree in matter or arrangement with the Annals of the Four Masters, or any compilation of Annals accessible to the Editor in Dublin or in England. Harris, in his edition of Ware's Bishops, at Tuam, under John de Burgo, has the following observation on this translation, p. 612: "One John was consecrated about the close of the year 1441. Sir James Ware declares he could not discover when he died; and adds that some called him John de Burgo, but that he could not answer for the Truth of that name. But both these particulars are cleared up, and his immediate successor named by Dudley Firbisse, an Amanuensis, whom Sir James Ware employed in his House to translate and collect for him from the Irish Manusc...
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