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less of their wharfe against their said Playhouse, upon pain to forfeit for every pole then left undone 20-s. (not done, decret novi levandum)."

Nothing, therefore, in the Sewers Books suggests that the Globe itself lay north of Maiden Lane, and I think we may safely turn to our old and intelligible "evidences," so carefully marshalled by Dr. Martin.



THE Annals are among the most important of the ancient manuscript writings for the study of Irish history. The following are the principal :

The Synchronisms of Flann. By Flann, a lay- man, Ferleginn, or chief professor of the school of Monasterboice ; died in 1056. He compares the chronology of Ireland with that of other countries, and gives the names of the monarchs who reigned in them, with lists of the Irish kings who reigned contemporaneously. Copies of this tract are pre- served in the Books of Lecan and Bally mote.

The Annals of Tighernach. By Tighernach, Abbot of Clonmacnoise and Roscommon. He wrote partly in Latin and partly in Irish. Eight copies of his Annals (but all imperfect) exist two in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, two in the British Museum, two in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, one at Trinity College, Dublin, and one in the Ashburnham Collection. The Annals begin with Cimbay, B.C. 299. Tighernach died in 1088. He was acquainted with the chief historical writers of the world known in his day, and made use of Flanri's Synchronisms, and of most other ancient Irish historical writings of importance.

The Annals of Innisfallen. Compiled about 1215, and continued by another pen to 1320; con- tains a detailed account of the Battle of Clontarf . The original is in the Bodleian. These Annals were compiled by some scholars of the Monastery of Innisfallen in the Lower Lake of Killarney.

Annals of Boyle. From the earliest times to 1253, written in Irish, mixed with Latin. The entries throughout are meagre.

Annals of Ulster. By a Maguire of Fermanagh (434-1500), continued to 1541 ; also called the Annals of Senait MacManus, now Belle Isle, in Upper Lough Erne. Cathal Maguire, the original com- piler, died of smallpox in 1498.

Book of Fermoy. In the Library of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

Annals of Loch-Ce (from 1014 to 1590). Compiled in the sixteenth century for Brian MacDermott, Chief of his name, on the " Rock of Loch-Ce,' near Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Edited for the " Rolls Series" by W. M. Hennessy. Dublin, 2 vols., 1871.

Annals of Connaught, 1224 to 1562.

The Chronicon Scotorum (Chronicles of the Scots or Irish), down to A.D. 1135, was compiled about 1650 by the great Irish antiquary Duald Mae- Firbis, last of a long line of hereditary poets and chroniclers, who was born at Lecan, Co. Sligo. There is a copy in the Royal Irish Academy

Dublin, edited for the "Rolls Series" by W. M, Hennessy. Dublin, 1866.

The Annals of Clonmacnoise. From the earliest )eriod to 1408. The original Irish of these is lost r. )ut we have an English translation by Connell VJacGeoghegan of Westmeath, which he completed n 1627.

The Annals of the Four Masters. Compiled in the Franciscan Monastery of Donegal (1632-6) by

1. Michael O'Clery.

2. Conary O'Clery (his brother), the copyist.

3. Peregrin O'Clery (his cousin), head of the sept.

4. O'Mulconry (of Roscommon).

Michael O'Clery, born about 1575, at Kilbarrow Jastle, by Donegal Bay, became a Franciscan friar at Louvain, and died in Donegal in 1643. The O'Clerys were hereditary bards and historians of the O'Donnells of Tirconnell. This work, extending in two parts from 2242 B.C. to 1616 A.D., gives chiefly the Annals of Ulster and Connaught. Begun in 1632 and completed in 1636 by those commonly known as the Four Masters, these Annals were translated with most elaborate and learned an- notations by Dr. John O'Donovan, and published Irish text, translation, and notes in seven large volumes.

The Psalter of Cashel. These Annals, compiled by Cormac MacCullenan, have been lost.

Besides Annals in the Irish language, there are also Annals of Ireland in Latin, such as those by Clyn, Dowling, and Pembridge, and of Multyfarnham, most of which have been, published. WILLIAM MACARTHUR.

79, Talbot Street, Dublin.

SHAKESPEABE ALLUSIONS. The following do not appear in the * Allusion Book ' :

1. " There will be occasion to peruse the Works- of our ancient Poets, as Geffry Chaucer, the greatest in his time, for the honour of our Nation ; as also some of our more Modern Poets, as Spencer, Sidny,. Draiton, Daniel, with our Reformers of the Scene. Johnson, Shakesphear [sic], Beaumont, and Fletcher.' Edward Phillips, * The New World of English- Words,' 1658, fol., az verso.

2. When Tempests and Enchantments fly the

Town, When Prospro's Devils dare not stand your

Epilogue to "The Armenian Queen. New Songs, and Poems, A-la-mode both at

Court, and Theaters, by P. W. Gent."

1677, p. 86.

3. Then waking (like the Tinker in the Play) She finds the golden Vision fled away.

Prologue, " Written by a Friend," Ravens- croft's ' The London Cuckolds,' 1682.

4. If to divert his Pangs he try Choice Musick, Mirth or Company, Like Bancoe's Ghost, his ugly sin, To marr his Jollity stalks in.

Henry Higden, ' A Modern Essay On the Thir- teenth Satyr of Juvenal, 1080, p. 45.

5. Bath'd in cold Sweats, he frighted Shreiks At visions bloodier than King Dicks.

Ibid., p. 47*