File NLW MS 12869B. - Barddoniaeth,

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NLW MS 12869B.




  • [19 cent., first ¼]. (Creation)

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48 ff.

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At the end of one of the 'carolau' is a note 'Walter (in Gothic capitals) ai gwnaeth 92716 oedran yr Arglwydd yn withnosau'. The following inscriptions appear on various pages - 'David Jones his Booke', 'Robert Morriss a scrifinodd', 'Robert Morriss his hand and pen', 'David Ellis, Cross Guns [ ]', 'Elizabeth Jones his 9 years ould', etc.

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An imperfect volume containing transcripts in various hands of Welsh poems in free metres ('cerddi', 'carolau', etc.) and a few 'englynion'. The free-metre verse includes poems (some incomplete) by ? Arthur Jones, Tho[ma]s Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), John Rhees, Huw Jones (Llangwn) (sic), Walter Davies [?'Gwallter Mechain'], Daniel Jones (o Rywabon), Rob[er]t Evans (Myvod), ?Humphrey Jones (o Benybont, Llanychy[m] rys), John Gryffudd y Masiwn, and Jonathan Huges (sic). The titles include 'Cerdd o hanes un Ambros Gwinet . . .', 'Cerdd . . . I ofyn côt Dros Robert Moris o Blwy Llansilin gan Mr. Sam[ue]l Deverox o Barc Llwydiarth', 'Cerdd . . . i ofun Clos Gan Ddavudd Richerts o Bentre Beirth Dros Ddavudd Jones o Llanvechen', and 'Cerdd o Ganmoliaeth i Walter Davies o Lanvechen am garol Plygen a wnaeth . . . 1787 . . . a ddadcaned gan Humphrey Jones o Benybont, Llanychy[m]rys, ddydd Nadolig mewn Tair o Eglwyswydd'.

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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 5.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12869B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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