The Beheading of John the Baptist by Mog Ruith

An electronic edition

view the text

Responsibility for document creation and encoding:

Creation of machine-readable text by: unknown
Proofed by: Niall Brady
Header creation and mark-up by: Niall Brady

Extent of text: 800 words [4.96 kb]


Printed source of this electronic edition

‘The Beheading of John the Baptist by Mog Ruith’, ed. Annie M. Scarre, Ériu 4 (1910) 173-181

Manuscript source of printed text

Royal Irish Academy Stowe Ms D ii 1 (The Book of Ui Maine), cat. no. 1225, fol. 123


Published by:

Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae,
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Project funder: Professor Marianne McDonald (University of California, San Diego) via the Ireland Funds.

Date: Final mark-up completed, 2007-02-15

Text ID: ams.eriu.4.001


Available only for academic teaching and research provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed. This edition may not be reproduced or used elsewhere without the explicit permission of the TLH project. For enquiries, please contact us.


Due to current browser limitations, certain characters in printed editions may not always be similarly displayed in the electronic version. In such cases, the following representations have been chosen for display purposes:

This text contains editorial emendations of MS readings. For the mark-up of these emendations, see sub heading Correction below. In the HTML format, these emendations are encoded as hyperlinks. Clicking the links will display the emendations in a pop-up window.

To facilitate searching, macrons used to indicate long vowels in the printed edition have been omitted from the html display.

Encoding principles:


In her printed edition, Scarre has in some places proffered emendations of MS readings. These emendations are encoded in TLH by means of the <sic> tag with two attributes, namely the “corr” attribute, indicating the suggested emendation, and the “resp” attribute, indicating editorial responsibility. Editorial responsibility is indicated in TLH as follows: “p” indicates print editor and “e” the editor of the electronic edition. TLH has not made any alterations to Scarre’s text.


This text has not been normalised.


Quotation marks enclosing direct speech, whether single or double in the printed source, are encoded in TLH with the <q> tag. The same tag is also used in situations where direct speech has not been explicitly marked by the use of quotation marks.


End-of-line hyphenation of the printed edition has not been retained, and wherever a page-break occurs in the midst of a hyphenated word, the break is marked after the end of the hyphenated word.

Tags declaration:

© 2007 Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae (UCD)

Close this window