Notes and Queries, Number 186, May 21, 1853

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,765 / 79 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.3
LoC Category: AP
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happens to be a correct alias of Ossoriensis: the former characterising the diocese from Kilkenny, the cathedral city, which being seated on the Nore, or Neor--Hibernicè Eoir, Latinè Erus, was sometimes called Erupolis--the latter from the territory with which the see was and is co-extensive, the ancient kingdom of Ossory.

How many more errors there may be in the first volume of the work, I cannot say: but, at all events, what the reader has to complain of is, not that the translator was unable to tell all about "Croch" and "Erupolis," but that, not knowing, he has made matters worse by his hardy elucidations. Truly, at this rate, it were better that no cheap edition of Hoveden were vouchsafed to the public.

JAMES GRAVES.

Kilkenny.

[Footnote 1: This geographical morceau was nearly equalled by a scribe in the Illustrated London News, who stated that her Gracious Majesty's steam-yacht, with its royal freight and atte

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