Commonplace book of Evan Evans,
- [18 cent., second ½]. (Creation)
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The bookplate of Evan Evans is inserted at the beginning of the book but is not affixed to the cover.
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A commonplace book of Evan Evans otherwise Evan ab Evans ('Ieuan Fardd' otherwise 'Ieuan Brydydd Hir', 1731-88), containing excerpts and extracts of prose and verse derived chiefly from English seventeenth and eighteenth century sources, e.g. Alexander Pope (translations of the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey'), Samuel Johnson (life of Richard Savage), John Dryden ('Preface to the Fables'), Abraham Cowley ('Miscellanies' and 'Davideis'), Sir John Suckling, William Warburton, William Wycherley, William Congreve, Joseph Addison, Samuel Butler ('Hudibras'), etc. The volume also contains 'englynion' and couplets by William Llyn, 'Theodore Alet', Sion Brwynog, Evan ab Jenkin Evan, D[afydd ap] G[wilym] Iolo Goch, Gwilim ab Ieuan hen, Dafydd ap Edmunt, Huw Cae Llwyd, Sion Tudur, and E. Evans, 'A Table of Summs in Attic Money with their proportion to english money', the first line of the Lord's Prayer in divers languages; etc.
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English, Welsh, Latin, Greek.
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Preferred citation: 64A.
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales