File NLW MS 21942A. - Amryw,

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NLW MS 21942A.




  • 1716, 1753-1756 / (Creation)

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viii, 103 ff. (paginated 1-204) ; 155 x 95 mm. Stitched in paper covers with parchment wrapper (part of a legal document, 17th cent.) with leather corner-pieces.

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Owned by the Reverend John Ellis, curate of Llanllechid, and given by him 'John Ellis of Maes y Groes' to Thomas Williams in 1729 (see title-page and pp. 56, 185, 198). Owned by Edward Evans, ?1765 (p. 124) and Owen Morris, 1769-96 (pp. 23, 186 and inside back cover).

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A copy of Hugo Grotius, Gwirionedd y grefydd Grist'nogol ... a gyfieithwyd gan Edward Samuel ... (Y Mwythig: John Rhydderch, 1716), with eight folios stitched in at the beginning of the volume containing verse and prose in the hand of Thomas Williams, 'Merchant Taylor', 1753-1756, including a Welsh version of the legend of the Wandering Jew (ff. i-v) and 'Englynion i bont llanrwst', 1635, attributed to 'John Roger, wever of llwyn Bleuddun in llan-llechid Parish' (f. viir-v). Transcripts of poetry by Rhys Prichard, vicar of Llandovery, and other verse also appear on pp. 2, 13-16 of the printed work.

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The description is also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21942A.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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