On 25/4/05 07:01, "Neil McLeod" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Are there poems from Laud 615 that have been edited somewhere?
>> Meyer edited three in "Neue Mitteilungen aus Irischen
>> Handschriften" in the above volume, all three consisting
>> of just three stanzas each:
>> 1. "Rob soraid an sêt-sa" (p. 55 of the MS; also found
>> in Ériu 6, p. 112
> I see that in Ériu vi he describes this first poem as Middle Irish, and
> feels that it is consistent with having been composed by Mael-Ísu Ua
> Brolcháin. (The latter died in 1086.)
This poem is also edited by Seán S. Ó Conghaile in Rí na nUile (Sáirséal &
Dill) 1964. An interesting little book for many reasons. Edited texts
appear with translation into modern Irish by Seán Ó Ríordáin.
Although publication date is 1964, the work of editing was done in 1943-1945
according to the introduction by Caitlín Ní Maol-Chróin. This means that
although some of the poems (not this one) are also edited by Murphy in EIL
(1956), these versions are independent of that.
Regarding "Rop soraid an sét-sa", the brief notes give 15th century for Laud
615 and a later 18th century MS, TCD H 4 20 (Tadhg Ó Neachtain) is also
mentioned with the note that they are independent of each other.
No mention is made of Mael-Ísu Ua Brolcháin in regard to the poem although
three of the other poems in the collection are ascribed to him ("Deus meus,
adiuva me", "In Spirut Nóeb innun" and "A Aingil, beir, a Michil
mórfhertaig"). The MA thesis (UCG) on which Rí na nUile is based may have
more on that question.
Re. Other poems from Laud 615:
("A Maire mín, maithingen" in the same collection is also in Laud 615, p.
90, but that one is readily available in EIL, p. 46.)