The Irish Liber Hymnorum, Vol. 2: Edited From the Mss. With Translations, Notes, and Glossary; Translations and Notes (Classic Reprint)
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Admittin G that a certain importance may be naturally assigned/ to the question of the origin of the metres in these hymns, I have yet thought it better to set forth simply the facts ascertainable from the investigation of the texts themselves, without entering upon the difficult problem of their possible relations to continental writings of the early period. Whatever theory be held as to the original forms of Irish Metric, it must necessarily take into account the facts thus ascertained.
The hymns that are the subject of this section are numbered in our collection I, 2, 7, 8, 9; 14, 15, 16; 27, 28, 31, 32; 44, 45 48. With one exception, they are the work of Irish poets, according to the undisputed tradition of native writers, but the internal evidence for this belief is not equally strong in the case of the several poems. The one admittedly foreign element is the hymn of. St. Hilary of Poitiers, Y7nnn7n a'icat, which, as we Shall see, bears the unmistakeable stamp of a totally different system of metrical structure and consequently of treatment of the language. This is a classic poem; the others are vulgar Latin.
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