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The Writings of Saint Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland

CHRISTIAN CLASSICS SERIES

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The Writings of St. Patrick

The Apostle of Ireland

 


 

 

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CHRISTIAN CLASSICS SERIES

VI

THE WRITINGS
OF ST. PATRICK

The Apostle of Ireland

A REVISED TRANSLATION WITH NOTES CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL

BY THE

Rev. CHARLES H. H. WRIGHT, D.D.

Trin. Coll., Dublin. M.A. of Exeter Coll., Oxford. Ph. D. of University of Leipzig, Donnellon Lecturer (1880–81) in University of Dublin, Examiner in the University of London, Bampton Lecturer (1878), and Grinfield Lecturer on the LXX. in the University of Oxford.

 
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EDITORIAL NOTE.

The Committee of the Religious Tract Society have undertaken the issue of the famous theological treatises included in this Series in the hope that they will be widely read and studied, not only by professed students, but also by the thoughtful general readers of the present day.

Each treatise is complete in itself, and, as far as possible, gives the full text exactly as it came from the pen of the author, even when adherence to this principle involves variation in bulk and price, and the occasional retention of a few passages not fully in accord with the general teaching of the Society. The reader, as a rule, will easily discover these, and will not fail to see their importance in illustrating the weakness, as well as the strength, of the Christian opinion of other days. Care is taken to note such passages where there appears to be need for so doing.

 

 

ERRATUM.

 

 

The note which appears at the end of the Confession, p. 51, should stand at the end of St. Patrick's Hymn in the Ancient Irish. It was the Dublin MS. of that Hymn which was kindly collated for me by Rev. Professor Abbott, D.Litt., Trinity College, Dublin.

C. H. H. W.

 

 


 

Contents.


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III. Genuine Writings of Patrick.  
 
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IV. Doubtful Remains.  
 
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VI. The Ancient Irish Hymn in the Original Irish, with a Translation into Modern Irish, by the late Rev. Professor Goodman, M.A. 150
 

 

 

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