- [1585x1800]. (Creation)
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According to a note by J. H. Davies on the fly-leaf, the volume was bought by him from the Glanrafon Collection and was 'apparently presented' to N[icholas] Bennett by J. Issard Davies, Caernarvon.
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An interleaved imperfect volume in two parts. The first part contains an early eighteenth century (after 1714) collection of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' by Owen Gwynedd, Robt. Klidro, Wm. Kynwal, Sr. Hugh Robts. Llen, Sion Tudyr, J. Brwynog, Edmund Prys, Morys ap Evan ap Einion, Owen Griffith, Wm. Llyn, and S[iôn] Ph[ylip], and anonymous poems. The second part contains a collection, mainly in the same hand as Cwrtmawr MS 312, of 'cywyddau', 'englynion' and some free-metre poetry by Ie'nn ap Rydderch ap Ie'nn Lloed, D'd ap Gllim, Wm. Llyn, Sr. Jhon Mirrig, Hugh Arwystl, Bedo ap Ffylip Bach, Iolo Goch, Ll. Goch ap Meirig Hen, Edwart ap Rys, Dogtor Jhon Kent, Hoell ap D'd Lloyd, D'd ap Edmwnt, Llowdden, Lewis Mon, Bedo Evrddrem, Jhon Tvdr, Sr. Roger, Tvdvr Aled, Gruff. D'd ap Einion Ylygliw, Ll. Fychan, Gruff. Llwyd ap D'd ap Einion, Rys Nanmor, Gvtor Glynn, Ryc. ap Hoell ap D'd ap Eng,' Jhon Keri, Bedo Brwynllys, Ie'nn Llwyd Brydydd, Ier. Fynglwyd, D'd Nanmor, Robert Gruff., Gruff. ap Ie'nn, Ie'nn Dyfi, Sion Tudur, Simwnd Fychan, Robin Ddv, Morys ap Ie'nn ap Enngan, Jhon Kemp, Hugh Kowrnwy ap Ie'nn ap M'ed ap Gr. ap Edny', Lewis Glyn Kothi, Owain Ievtvn, D'd Llwyd ap Ll. ap Gr', Ll. ap Gvtvn, 'gwas digri', 'y fikar o wocking ne Lywelyn ap gwilim', Wm. Kynwal, Hitin Grydd, Owen Gwynedd, Thomas Derlysc, Gruff. Tvdvr ap Hoell, and D'd ap Jhon Hugh, and anonymous poems. There are numerous marginal and other annotations by, among others, the scribe of Part I and by David Ellis, Cricieth, and Peter Bailey Williams, Llanrug. The spine is lettered 'Llyfr Cywyddau'.
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Preferred citation: 23B.