Who when as by reason of the natiue
barrennes of their soile, wanting nourishments of riot, they do exercise
the duties of continuall sobrietie, and vse to bestow all the time of their
life in the knowledge of other men's exploits they supply their want by
their wit. For they esteeme it a pleasure to know and commit vnto memory
the famous acts of other nations, reckoning it no lesse praiseworthy to
discourse of other mens vertues, then to practise their owne. Whose
treasures replenished with the monuments of historical matters, I more
curiously searching into, haue compiled no smal part of this present worke
by following of their relation neither despised I to haue those men for my
iudges, whom I knew to be skilful in so great knowledge of antiquitie. Thus
Wherefore I thinke it not amisse to proceede in the recitall of the Bishops
of Island, that the order and descent of them all, being so farre foorth as
is possible, diligently put together out of our yeerely records, may make
good that which we haue alledged against Krantzius concerning Isleif the
first Bishop of Island.
CATALOGUS CHRONOLOGICUS EPISCOPORUM ISLANDIA.
Anno Episcopi Schalholtenses
1056 Ordinatur peregre.
1057 Redit et Schalholtensem cathedram adit
1080 Anno atat 74. Moritur 4. Kalend. Iul.
1082 Ordinatur peregre,
1083 Redit in Islandiam cum Episopatu.
1118 Moritur 5.