Excerpt from The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Vol. 5: A Monthly Journal, Conducted by a Society of Clergymen, Under Episcopal Sanction Colgan's Acta Sanctorum Hibernias, xi. M artii. Vita S. Engussii, cap. Ii. P. 579. In te 5, p. 582, Colgan remarks, the author of this metrical life, in the penultimate verse of his panegyric on the saint, prays that he may enjoy with his namesake the bliss of eternal life. He extols St. Engus with surpass ing encomiums, stating that the saint was often engaged in colloquies with celes tial spirits. He styles St. Jengus the Sun of Western Europe. On account of those things related regarding the studies of our saint in his youthful days, his daily and wonderful exercises, his rare humility and austerity, the day of his death, being feria sexta, the place of his burial, and such like tices, Colgan is under an impression, that the writer must have been a friend of St. Jengus, and have lived contemporaneously with him. Wherefore, owing to the concur rences of time, neighbourhood, and great erudition, it is supposed, that the writer had been other than jengus, Abbot of cluaimfearta-molua, who died in the year 858. See o'dovan's Annals of the Four Masters, vol. I. Pp. 492, 493. Colgan says, from the metrical panegyric, and the scholiast who wrote a pre face to the Festilogy of Engus, be derived all his materials for the life of this saint. A few particulars only are excepted, and these were drawn from other sources. See Golgan's Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae, xi. Martii, n. 5, p. 582. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.