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The volume bears the ownership marks of John Salesbury and Robert Salusbury. On the inside lower cover is the following note of provenance by J. H. Davies: 'This MS belonged to St George Armstrong Williams and before that probably to his father Eliezer Williams. I bought it in 1895 from Miss L. Armstrong Williams together with other MSS ...'.
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A composite manuscript written largely c. 1564 by William Salesbury (?1520-?1584) of Plas Isa, Llanrwst, translator of the New Testament, containing 'cywyddau', 'englynion', and a few 'awdlau' by Jhon Kent, Gryff. Dwnn ap Oweyn Dwnn, Guto or Glyn, Tuder Alet, Hugh Arwystl, Dafydd Nantmor, Hugh Lleyn, Dauyd ap Gwilym, Wylyam Egwad, Roland Vychan, Rychard Ierwerth ('o Abertawey'), Gruffydd ap Ieuan (Ivan) ap Ll'yn, Will. Salesbur[y], Morgan ap Res, D'd Epyn[t], Thomas Vychan, and William Phylip, and anonymous and imperfect poems; 'Trioedd Cerdd' ('Tri bai cyffredin Cerdd davod', etc.); 'Trioedd Ynys Brytain'; miscellaneous triads; 'Pemp Brenhinlluyth [Cembery]'; 'Pemptheclluyth Gwynedd'; a deaf and dumb alphabet; and 'Dyledawl goffaduriaeth am enwae yr oll veirdd a mydrwyr eill [sic] or hen Vrytanieid a llawer o ein cyfoes'.
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Preferred citation: 3B.
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- Salesbury, William, 1520?-1600? (Subject)