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Muriel McCarthy & Caroline Sherwood-Smith, eds., Hibernia Resurgens: Catalogue of Marshs Library (1994): Marshs library holds Grammaticae Hibernicae rudimenta (Finis per me Christopherum Geraldinum decimo tertio die Aprillii, 1655), MS 45 fols.; Bernard 879; divided in 4 parts; Pt. 1 consists of 11 chaps. treating of letetrs and syllables and their pronunciation; compares Irish phonetics with Latin and Greek, resorting to Hebrew to illustrate [initial] ng; Pt. 2, in 36 chaps., deals with word-formation, then declensions of nouns and adjs.;l conjugations of verbs; trypes of pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions; Pt. 3, in 11 chaps., deals with syntax; Pt. 4 is a treatise on prosody written in Irish; Further: McCarthy records that OHussey was b. in Clogher [Tyrone]; received into Franciscan order [i.e., ordained] 1607; MA, Douai; the first truly Irish type was prepared to print An Teagasg Críosdaidhe (1611); the MS in Marshs Library orig. belonged to Dudley Loftus, being purchased from his widow by Archb. Narcissus Marsh. Note that the copy made by Anthony Haly, also held in Marshs library, does include the treatise on prosody.
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day 1991), Vol. 1, prints A friends consolation (In praise of Conn, son of Ó Domhnaill) [280-81]; BIOG, 325, yonger relation of Eochaid; b. c.1570; trained as professional poet, went to the continent in 1590s; first catechism in Irish, reputed compiler of grammar of Irish; d. Louvain.
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