Lathgertha quoque, teneris membris incomparabilem sortita spiritum, trepidantis militiae studium specioso fortitudinis exemplo erexit. Militari namque discursu inopinatorum terga circumvolans, socialem metum in hostilia castra convertit. Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum, ¶ 9.4.11.
Deus stetit in synagóga deórum: in médio autem deos diiúdicat. Úsquequo iudicátis iniquitátem: et fácies peccatórum súmitis? Iudicáte egéno, et pupíllo: húmilem, et páuperem iustificáte. Erípite páuperem: et egénum de manu peccatóris liberáte. Nesciérunt, neque intellexérunt, in ténebris ámbulant: movebúntur ómnia fundaménta terræ. Ego dixi: Dii estis, et fílii Excélsi omnes. Vos autem sicut hómines […]
With a butcher’s aplomb they spread out your lungs and made you warm wings for your shoulders Seamus Heaney, Viking Dublin: Trial Pieces, V.
Her wæron reðe forebecna cumene ofer Norðhymbra land, ⁊ þæt folc earmlic bregdon, þæt wæron ormete þodenas ⁊ ligrescas,⁊ fyrenne dracan wæron gesewene on þam lifte fleogende. Þam tacnum sona fyligde mycel hunger, ⁊ litel æfter þam, þæs ilcan geares on .vi. Idus Ianuarii, earmlice hæþenra manna hergunc adilegode Godes cyrican in Lindisfarnaee þurh hreaflac […]
The aunciente Irish descend from the Spaniards whoe, above 1000 yeares agoe got that kingdome from the Graecians, and governed it with just and holie lawes, being holpen thereon by the doctrine and holynes of many holy miraculous and learned men of there owne, until the comeing of the Danes, the which by overthrowing and […]
The inhabitants of this Island are for the most part of a good stature, strong and nimble, of a good complexion, live verie long, much addicted to hunting, arching, shooting, swimming, wherein they are expert. Their language for the most part is Irish, which is very empathetick, and for its antiquity Scaliger reckons it one […]
The ignorance or supineness which characterises so many English writers on Celtic history is to be found even among Highland and Irish clerics and others who have not taken the trouble to study or even become acquainted with their own ancient literature, but fallen into the foolish and discreditable conventionalism which maintains that before Columban […]
447 ‡ Days as dark as night.‡ 453 Easter altered on the Lord’s Day by Pope Leo, Bishop of Rome. 454 St. Brigid is born. 457 St. Patrick goes to the Lord. 458 St. David is born in the thirtieth year after Patrick left Menevia. 468 The death of Bishop Benignus. 501 Bishop Ebur rests […]
The shrine of Colum Cille and his other halidoms arrived in Ireland, having been taken in flight to escape the foreigners. — Chronicon Scotorum, Annal CS878.