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Laudate dominum omnes geutcs alleluia alleluia
Deus tibi gratias agimus perquem misteria sancta celebrauimus et ate sanctitatis dona deposcimus miserere nobis domine saluator mundi*Qui regnas insecula seculorum amen,finit
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Columcille and Drostan son of Cosgrach his pupil came from I as God had shown to them unto Abbordoboir and Bede the Pict was mormaer of Buchan before them, and it was he that gave them that town in freedom for ever from mormaer and tosech. They came after that to the other town, and it was pleasing to Columcille, because it was full of God's grace, and he asked of the mormaer to wit Bede that he should give it to him; and he did not give it; and a son of his took an illness after [or in consequence of] refusing the clerics, and he was nearly dead [lit. he was dead but if it were a little]. After this the mormaer went to intreat the clerics that they should make prayer for the son that health should come to him, and he gave in offering to them from Cloch in tiprat to Cloch pette mic Garnait. They made the prayer, and health came to him. After that Columcille gave to Drostan that town and blessed it and left as (his) word "Whosoever should come against it, let him not be many-yeared [or] victorious." Drostan's tears (deara) came on parting with Columcille*Said Columcille "Let Dear be its name henceforward."—
C6mgeall mac ^da d6rat uaorti nice furene* docolumcille acusdodrostdn . Moridac mac morcunn dorat pett mic garnait acusachad toche temni • acusbahe■ robomormair acusrobothosec • Matain mac caerill dorat cuit monnoir indlteri acusculii mac batin dorat cuit toisdg*Domnall mac giric acusmalbrigte mac chathail dorat pett inmulenn*dodrostdn*Cathal mac morcunt dorat dchad naglerec dodrostdn* Domnall mac ruadri acusmalcolum mac cule6n doratsat bidbin d6 did acusdodrostdn*Malcoloum mac cinatha dorat cuit riig ibbidbin acusinpett mic gobroig acusdadab^g uactair rosdbard*Malcolum mac moilbrigte dorat indelerc,Mdlsnecte mac Fol. 4. lul<5ig dorat pett malduib d6 drostdn ; Domnall mac meic dubbacin robaith nahule cdbarta rodrostdn arthabdrt dhule d6 • Robaith cathdl drach6ir chetna acuitid thoisig acusdorat pniinn ch6t cecnolloce acusceccasc d6 dia acusd6 drostan,Cainnech mac meic dobarcon acuscathal doratsat alterin alla uetW na camone gonice in With edarda alterin ; Dorat domnall acuscathal <5tdanin d6 dia acusd6 drostdn,Robaith cainnec acusdomnall acus cathdl nahule edbarta ri dia acusri drostan oth^sach » goderad issdere omor* acus othosech culaithi bratha • • 1
"Comgeall son of Ed gave from Orti to Furene to Columcille and to Drostdn. Moridach son of Morcunn gave Pett meic Garnait and Achad toche temni; and it was he that was mormaer and was tosech* Matain son of Caerell gave the mormaer's share in Altere and Culi son of Baten gave (the) toisech's share*Domnall son of Girec and Maelbrigte son of Cathal, gave Pett in Mulenn to Drostdn,Cathal son of Morcunt gave Achad
1 The words between asterisks are written in ink of a different colour from the others. See Preface, pp. xxiv. xxvi.