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THEOLOGICAL TRANSLATION FUND LIBRARY.A OF TRANSLATIONSSERIES which the best results of recentby theologicalon the conducted withoutContinent, reference to doctrinal con-investigationsand with the sole ofsiderations, at truth, arepurpose arriving placedAwithin reach of readers. Selection six or more volumes atEnglish of vol.75 perBAUB Church of1. (F. C.) the First Three Cen-Historyturies. Translated thefrom Third German Edition. Edited thebyRev. ALLAN MENZIES. 2 vols. 8vo. ais.2. BAUB the of Jesus his(F. C.) Paul, Apostle LifeChrist,and his and Doctrine. A Contribution toWork, a CriticalEpistlesof Primitive Second Edition. the-Rev.History Christianity. ALLANByMENZIES. 2 vols. 2is.3. BLEEK'S Lectures on the Edited the Rev.Apocalypse. byDr. S. DAVIDSON. IDS 6d.EWALD on the4. of the Old(H.) Commentary ProphetsTestament. Translated the Rev. FREDERICK SMITH. vols. Svo.by J. 5Each IQS 6d.5. EWALD on the Psalms. Translated(H.) bythe Rev. E. M.A. 2 vols. Svo. Each 105 6d.JOHNSON, on the Book with Trans-6. (H.) ofCommentary Job,lation Professor H. EWALD. Translated from the German theby byRev. FREDERICK SMITH, i Svo.vol. IDS 6d.J.7. HAUSBATH of the -New Testa-(Professor A.) Historyment Times. The Time of Dr. A. Professor ofHAUSRATH,Jesus. ByTranslated, with the Author's from theTheology, Heidelberg. sanction,Second German the Revs.Edition, C. T. POYNTING and P.by QUENZER.2 vols. Svo. 2 is.Considered inKEIM of Jesus of its8. Nazara.(Th.) ...

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THEOLOGICAL TRANSLATION FUND LIBRARY. A OF TRANSLATIONSSERIES which the best results of recentby theological on the conducted withoutContinent, reference to doctrinal con-investigations and with the sole ofsiderations, at truth, arepurpose arriving placed Awithin reach of readers. Selection six or more volumes atEnglish of vol.75 per BAUB Church of1. (F. C.) the First Three Cen-History turies. Translated thefrom Third German Edition. Edited theby Rev. ALLAN MENZIES. 2 vols. 8vo. ais. 2. BAUB the of Jesus his(F. C.) Paul, Apostle LifeChrist, and his and Doctrine. A Contribution toWork, a CriticalEpistles of Primitive Second Edition. the-Rev.History Christianity. ALLANBy MENZIES. 2 vols. 2is. 3. BLEEK'S Lectures on the Edited the Rev.Apocalypse. by Dr. S. DAVIDSON. IDS 6d. EWALD on the4. of the Old(H.) Commentary Prophets Testament. Translated the Rev. FREDERICK SMITH. vols. Svo.by J. 5 Each IQS 6d. 5. EWALD on the Psalms. Translated(H.) by the Rev. E. M.A. 2 vols. Svo. Each 105 6d.JOHNSON, on the Book with Trans-6. (H.) ofCommentary Job, lation Professor H. EWALD. Translated from the German theby by Rev. FREDERICK SMITH, i Svo.vol. IDS 6d.J. 7. HAUSBATH of the -New Testa-(Professor A.) History ment Times. The Time of Dr. A. Professor ofHAUSRATH,Jesus. By Translated, with the Author's from theTheology, Heidelberg. sanction, Second German the Revs.Edition, C. T. POYNTING and P.by QUENZER. 2 vols. Svo. 2 is. Considered inKEIM of Jesus of its8. Nazara.(Th.) History connection with the Life of and related in detail. Trans-National Israel, lated ARTHUR RANSOM and the Rev. E. M. GELDART. 6 vols. Svo.by Each IDS 6d. KUENEN The of Israel to the Fall of the9. (A.) Beligion A. H. MAY. 2nd Ed. vols. Svo. 6d.State. Translated by 3 315Jewish PFLEIDEBEB The of10. (Professor O.) Philosophy Beligion on the Basis of its Translated the Rev. 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FOWLER,JOHN STREET.PASIECROW STREET,3 CONTENTS. IN ANCIENTLECTURE XIX. OF BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, ETC., ERINN . V . . . . . . 122 ETC. numberOF Ofthe(VII.) BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, (continued). and succession of the colonists of ancient Erinn. Tradition ascribes no to Parthalon or his their mounds atbuildings people ; sepulchral near Dublin. of the the theDefinitions Li*,Tallaght Rath, Dun, the and the the latter two were of stoneCaiseal, Cathair; ; many modern townland-names derived from these remains ofterms ; " of these structures still exist. Rath na or Bath ofthemany Righ "at Tara the Teach Mdr Milibh or Great House ofKings", ; Amus, the Thousands of Soldiers". Several houses were often included within the same Dun, or Caiseal. Extent of thedemesneRath, Lis, landsofTara. TheRath or CathairofAileach account ofits; building ; the houses within the Rath as well as the latter were of stone ; why called Aileach ? Aileach mentioned AccountFrigrind by Ptolemy. "of the Rath of Cruachan inthe TainBo Fraich. The House of the inBranch". ofaDun Land. The termsRoyal Description Fairy Rath, and Lis to the samekind of enclosure. TheDun, Foradh atapplied Tara. ofthe houseof Cred. Two classes ofDescription builders, the and the CatseaZ-builder listRath-\mi\Aer, of the of ; professors both arts from theBook of Leinster. Dubhaltach Mac FirbissigKs of the hissame list observations in answer tothose whocopy (note) ; the existence of in ancient Erinn.deny The ofstone-building story "Bricnu's Feast of his house his Grianan or sun ; plan ; house" his ; invitation to Conchobar and the Ultonians he sows dissensions; the women the Briathar Ban Uladhamong ; his house was; made of wicker-work. LECTURE XX. OF INETC., ANCIENTBUILDINGS, FURNITURE, ERINN . . . . . . . 2338 ETC. The(VII.) BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, ; (continued). description of in our ancient even when inbuildings andMSS., poetical form, not accurate as to are still valuable for the ofstrictly date, object "these lectures. of the evidenceVeracity respecting the Great CONTEXTS.vi MacHall" of Tara in the time of Cormac asAirt, givenBanqueting no which took at TaraDr. Petrie record of theby ; changes place to that time. Residences of the monarchs of Erinn aftersubsequent of other celebrated residences :the desertion of Tara. Desertion royal etc. Division of the into classes thisfimania, people ;CruacJtan, of increase of wealthdivision did not impose perpetuity caste; enabled a man to from one rank to another crime alone barred ;pass as to furniture and houses ofthis theadvancement; qualifications the several classes of Aires or landholders fines for to the ; injury Aire the Aire Desa of thehouse of the Reire~ of Aire-Ard;Breithe"; ; of the Aire of the ofa Lawking territory. against damageForgaill; furniture of the of a B6-or of and housedisfigurement buildings ; of the house of an of the house of anAire; Aire-Desa; Aire-Tuise; Law the to beof the house of an Aire-Ard. directing provision made for men. of houses in ancient Erinn construction ;aged Shape a in anof the round house reference to the of such house ; building Irish life of St. Colman Ela a similar told of St. CuminFada.; story No instance recorded ofan ecclesiastical edifice built of wicker work ; of of wood of thetwo instances of the oratoriesbuilding ; story of St. of Rumand Mac Colmain on theoratory quatrainMoling; account ofRumand aof Rathan Ua Suanaigh ; writing poem for the Galls of Dublin he carries his wealth to Cill state- ; ; Belaigh or at thatment of seven streets of Galls foreigners place; import- ance of the account of Rumand. IN ANCIENTLECTURE XXI. OF ETC.BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, ERINN . .... 3963 OF FURNITURE Of the Gobban(VII.) BUILDINGS, ; (continued). Saer mistakes him of his name he was; concerning ; explanation ; a real Old Irish writers fond aofpersonage. assigning mythological to men of skill or The of theorigin great learning. legend Tuirbhi, father of Gobban Dr. thisSaer observations of Petrie on; legend ; error of Dr. Petrie. of Mac the Sabh IldenachStory Lug Eithlenn, " or trunk of all arts". TuirbJii a descendant of Oilioll Oluim. Re- ferences to Gobban Saer in ancient Gaedhelic MSS. one in the ; Irish life of St. Abban the name of the where Gobban built; place the church for St. Abban not mentioned another in life ofthe St. ; Molina. The name of Gobban mentioned in a in an ancientpoem Gaedhelic of the andMSS. translation ofeighth century ; original this and of a oftranslation St.poem (note) ; original poem Moling from the same MS. which is also found in a MS. in Ireland great ofof this Oratories built wood,importance poem (note). generally but sometimes of stone. Ancient law the to be paidregulating price for asecclesiastical as to the to thebuildings ; oratory ; Damh-liag or stone church of the rule as to the latter as ; ; explanation (note) to the Cloicteach or of the rulebelfry. Explanation preceding quoted from Dr. reasons for these rules. Dr. Petrie's ; reexaminingPetrie about the Round Towers unassailable. Law theopicion regulating of Ollamhsproportionate ; of the CWawzA-builder ;stipends stipends