- [1779x1835] / (Creation)
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247 pp. (forty pages blank).Bound in half leather with marbled paper sides.Edges of binding and leaves damaged by damp.Edges of binding and leaves damaged by damp.
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A composite volume, the contents including: pp. 1-2, an English prose rendering of a 'cywydd' by Tudur Aled requesting a horse from the Abbot of Aber Conwy, the first line of the original being 'Gydag un a geidw Gwynedd . . .'; p. 3, 'Names of the Horse', a list of equivalents in several languages; pp. 3-15, 'Extracts from the historical triads of Britain' followed by several quotations and extracts relating to the horse; p. 17, a formal acknowledgement, 1794, from T. W. Wrighte, secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, of the second part of William Owen [-Pughe]'s dictionary; pp. 19-44, an English translation of the beginning of Llyfr y Tri Aderyn . . . by Morgan Llwyd (for an edition of the Welsh text see Thomas E. Ellis (ed.), Gweithiau Morgan Llwyd o Wynedd, vol. 1, (Bangor, 1899), pp. 157-89); p. 45, eleven verses beginning 'Mi glowais newydd digri . . .', and an 'englyn' beginning 'Dannod lliw'r manod ai Mîn, dannod Twyll . . .'; p. 47, a list of words headed 'New Holland Language'; pp. 49-86, vocabularies, notes on languages, etc.; pp. 87-110, a Cornish-English vocabulary (A-C), headed 'from a Mss at Mr Halsells wrote about 1710' ('30 years ago' deleted), as well as Cornish versions of the Lord's Prayer; pp. 111-18, a Welsh-English vocabulary; pp. 125-56, 'Egwyddor y Prif Gristnogion Neu reol y Bywyd wedi ei adnewyddu Gyda dull o wir dduwioldeb A'r modd i brofi ein buchedd yn gyfatebol', based on Hugh Turford, Sylfaen Buchedd sanctaidd . . . (Caerfyrddin, 1773), tt. 55-103; pp. 159-68, 'Awdyl voliant i Rys ab Gruffydd ap Howel ap Gruffydd ap Ednyfed Vychan o Von', by Einion Ofeiriad [sic] dated 1280, in the hand of Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', beginning 'Rhys ap Gruffudd fudd feiddiaw rhoddiawdr rhyssedd . . .'; pp. 179-87, a holograph copy sent to Mr. Thomas Roberts, Goldsmith, of an elegy entitled 'Awdl . . . goffadwriaeth am . . . Goronwy Owain sef Testyn y Gwyneddigion . . . 1803' by 'Eliwlod' [= David Owen, 'Dewi Wyn o Eifion'] (cf. Cymdeithas y Gwyneddigion, Awdlau Coffadwriaeth am y Parchedig Goronwy Owain . . . 1803 (Llundain, ), tt. -18); pp. 191-3, printed proposals, 1789, for printing A Welsh and English Dictionary . . . by William Owen; pp. 195-6, five stanzas entitled 'Peace' beginning 'The Song of Peace who would not gladly sing . . .'; p. 197, a broadside containing an elegy by Dafydd Ionawr [David Richards], Marwnad y Seneddwr Enwog, Thomas Williams o Fon Esquire (Dolgellau: T. Williams, 1803); p. 199, a printed notice of an eisteddfod to be held at Caerwys, Whitsuntide 1798, under the auspices of the Gwyneddigion Society; and pp. 202-47, a draft introduction by William Owen [-Pughe] to his dictionary, most of which is crossed out, together with miscellaneous linguistic material.
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English, Welsh, Cornish.
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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Formerly known as Mysevin 15.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 13235B.
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- Gwyneddigion Society (Subject)
- Eisteddfod y Gwyneddigion (1803) (Subject)
- Eisteddfod Caerwys (1798 : Caerwys, Wales) (Subject)
- Society of Antiquaries of London. (Subject)
- Llwyd, Morgan, 1619-1659 -- Translations into English (Subject)
- Tudur Aled, approximately 1465-approximately 1525 -- Translations into English (Subject)
- Turford, Hugh, d. 1713 (Subject)
- Rhys ap Gruffydd ap Hywel ap Gruffydd ap Ednyfed Fychan -- Poetry (Subject)
- Roberts, Thomas, goldsmith (Subject)
- Owen, Goronwy, 1723-1769? -- Death and burial -- Poetry (Subject)
- Williams, Thomas, 1737-1802 -- Death and burial -- Poetry (Subject)
- Wrighte, T. W. (Subject)
- Einion Offeiriad, fl. 1330 (Subject)
- Wyn, Dewi, 1784-1841 (Subject)
- Richards, David, 1751-1827 (Subject)
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- Welsh poetry -- 1400-1550 -- Translations into English.
- Triads (Literature)
- Welsh literature -- Early modern, 1550-1700 -- Translations into English
- Welsh poetry -- 18th century
- Welsh poetry -- 19th century
- Welsh poetry -- 1100-1400
- Elegiac poetry, Welsh -- 19th century
- English poetry -- 18th century.
- English poetry -- 19th century