File NLW MS 12868B. - Barddoniaeth,

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NLW MS 12868B.




  • [1801x1815]. (Creation)

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i-ii, 3-58 pp.

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The name of D. or David Jones appears seven times in marginal inscriptions, etc., in the volume. On two occasions it is associated with the name Pwyllywheed or Pwllywhied (with 'Montgomeryshire' written above in the second instance). Two of the inscriptions are dated 1 January 1809 and 20 August 1809 respectively.

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An imperfect volume containing transcripts of miscellaneous Welsh and two English poems. The Welsh poems include free- metre verse by Henry Humphreys (Llansilin), John Williams (o Ddymbych), John Cain alias Siôn Ceiriog, Ellis Roberts (o Landdoged), Thomas Edwards ( o'r Nant), David Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'] (o sir Gaernarfon), Jonathan Hughes (Pengwern, Llangollen), Walter Davies, Will[ia]m Jones (Llannerchrigog), Daniel Owens (Llannerchrigog), and Humphrey Jones; and 'englymon' by D[avid] Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'] and Rob[er]t Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'] (Bettws Fawr). The titles include 'Cerdd I annerch Mr. Edward Bennion, Meddyg a Physygwr', 'Pennill a wnaid i Rich[ar]d Midllton Iengaf o Gastell y Wain dyfod i Dref Dinbech, Medi 9, 1776', and 'Cerdd o fawl I Gwn Hela Perchedig Esqr. Mytton o'r Garth'. There is a table of contents at the beginning of the volume (p. i), and this indicates that the 'englynion' by David Thomas and Robert Williams are later insertions.

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Welsh, English.

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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 Gwern-y-Pant 4.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12868B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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