Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: T201003
The birth and life of St Mo Ling
Background details and bibliographic information
File DescriptionWhitley Stokes
translated by Whitley Stokes
Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber
1. First draft.
Extent of text: 11480 words
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Text ID Number: T201003
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Manuscript sources for the Irish text
- L: Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 23 O 48 (476), Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, i, folios 13a15a; saec. XV, vellum: Winifred Wulff and Kathleen Mulchrone, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy fasc. 10, 125473.
- B: Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, MS 14904200, folios 43a65b, transcribed by Michael O'Clery, 162829, from the lost Leabhar Tighe Molling.
- F: Dublin, University College UCD-OFM A 9 (formerly Killiney, Co Dublin, Franciscan Library), a fragment, p. 30a m.30b7, probably saec XV, vellum: Myles Dillon, Canice Mooney and Pádraig de Brún, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Franciscan Library Killiney (Dublin 1969) 1721.
- Whitley Stokes, The birth and life of St Mo Ling (Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion: 1906) [published separately under the same title as article in RC with separate pagination].
- Whitley Stokes, The birth and life of St Mo Ling (London 1907: one hundred copies privately printed by Harrison).
- Corrigenda, Revue Celtique 28 (1907) 7072.
- Charles Plummer (ed.), Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, vol 2. (Oxford, 1910; repr. Oxford, 1968), 190205.
- A fragment corresponding to section 3839 below, edited by Paul Grosjean, Études Celtiques 2 (1937) 286288.
- Stokes (see under edition).
Digital images of Stokes's edition and translation
- Available at http://www.archive.org.
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The edition used in the digital edition
- The birth and life of St Mo Ling; edited from a manuscript in the Royal Library, Brussels, with a translation and glossary. Whitley Stokes First edition [68 pp.] [One hundred copies privately printed]London (1907)
CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts
The electronic text covers the editorial introduction on pages 35 and the text on odd pages 759. Some portions of verse are omitted by Stokes; their omission is marked.
Text has been proof-read twice.
The electronic text represents the edited text including footnotes.
Quotation marks representing direct speech are rendered q.
When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break, the page-break is marked after the completion of the hyphenated word (and punctuation).
div0=the life; div1=the chapter; div2=the section (numbered in sequence throughout the chapters). Metrical quatrains are marked and numbered.
Names of persons and place names are not tagged. Numbers and dates are not marked.
This text uses the DIV1 element to represent the chapter.
Created: Translation by Whitley Stokes
Use of language
Language: [EN] Text is in English.
Language: [LA] Some words are in Latin.
Language: [GA] Some words in the text/the annotations are in Irish.
Language: [DE] Some words in the introduction/footnotes are in German.
Language: [FR] One word in the introduction is in French.