English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700.



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Annotations and extracts,

'Annotations upon certain Cases in Civil-Law collected by Dr. Souch shewing how far some of them agree w[i]th our Common-Law ... by Judge Jenkins'; a poem - 'A farewell to folly'; and notes of a sermon by Dr Owen of Christ Church.

Barddoniaeth a rhyddiaith,

Forty-four loose leaves (many imperfect and stained) and a fragment containing miscellaneous material in a number of ?late sixteenth and seventeenth century hands. The contents include notes in English and Welsh on palmistry; transcripts, largely incomplete, of Welsh poems in strict and free metres by ? Owen Jones, Griff. ap Dd. Fychan, ? Willi[am] ffylyp, Dd. Llwyd ?Lln. ap Owain, Robin Ddu o Fôn, David Lloyd ap Lln. ap Griffith, Thomas Price, Owen Gwynedd, Wiliam Llyn, Sowdwal, Siôn Keri, Siôn Tudur, Tomas Brydydd, Doctor Siôn Kent, Siôn ap Howel, Gruffudd Hiraethoc, Rys Kain, and Edw[a]rt Maelor; transcripts of two 'englynion', one in English and one in Latin; etc. The inscription 'Hwn o Lyfr Meyryg Dafydd, July 1821' (in the hand of Edward Williams) appears in the volume.

Commonplace book

A composite volume in the hand of the Rev. Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing Welsh and English poetry (pp. 1-102, 127-207, 215-393, 497-507, 549-664), by Ieuan Fardd himself, Edward Richard, Tudur Aled and Edmwnd Prys and others, as well as extracts from Pope's Messiah (including a Welsh translation) (pp. 33, 47) and a translation from the work of Milton (pp. 215-242). One poem (pp. 153-173) is dedicated to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. There are also extracts from Virgil's Fourth Eclogue, with Beattie's translation into English (pp. 13-28), from Dryden's translation of Virgil (109: The Song of Simeon) (pp. 103-114), from Lord Lyttelton's history of Henry II (1767) (pp. 115-125), and from 'Llyfr Plas y Ward' ('Ystori Gr: ap Cynan') (pp. 397-428); copies of letters from Dr Tancred Robinson to Robert Davies, Llannerch, and between Robert Davies and William Lloyd, bishop of St Asaph (pp. 429-451); 'A letter on British History' relating to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Humphrey Llwyd and others (pp. 461-492); a copy of a translation, 1629, by the Rev. Richard Lloyd of a work by Arthur Dent (second edition (1683), edited by Charles Edwards, with a copy of Charles Edwards's preface) (pp. 493-496); a copy of the title, dedication, etc. of James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (London, 1660) (pp. 513-548); etc.

English poetry,

A poem [?by William Arundel] dedicated to the Countess Dowager of Peterborough and entitled 'Heaven and Earth or God and Vertusia'.

[?William Arundel].


'A Discourse of the Pedigree of Percy's and Stanley's', being notes on early members of the Percy family, with tables showing the descent of Venetia, wife of Sir Kenelm Digby, from the Percy and Stanley families; together with copies of lines by Ben Jonson on the sons of Sir Kenelm Digby.

Humphrey Lhuyd's History of Wales,

  • NLW MS 23202B
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  • [16 cent., second ½]

A volume, second half of XVI cent., probably in the hand of Thomas Powell (d. 1588), Parc y Drewen, Whittington, co. Salop, containing a much shortened text of Humphrey Lhuyd's English version of Brut y Tywysogion, upon which version David Powel based his Historie of Cambria, now called Wales ... (London, 1584) (see Brut y Tywysogion ... ed. Thomas Jones (Cardiff, 1952), pp. xiv-xviii. Omissions mainly involve passages relating to events outside Wales, church affairs and the papacy, anecdotes, explanations of Welsh personal and place-names, and the arguments against Polydore Vergil). Also included are a pedigree of the kings and princes of North Wales from Cadwaladr to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (ff. iv-v verso), a painted coat of arms of Cadwaladr (f. 1), and an index of personal and place-names (ff. 168-70 verso). Six lines of English verse are added in a contemporary hand on f. 171 verso.

Powell, Thomas, d. 1588

Katherine Philips poetry,

  • NLW MS 775B.
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  • 1650-1658.

The first of two manuscripts (see also NLW MS 756B) containing poems, 1650-1658, by Katherine Philips, including some not printed in Poems By the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs Katherine Philips The Matchless Orinda ... (London, 1667, ESTC R19299), together with biographical notes, mainly in the hand of William Hall, antiquary and bookseller of King's Lynn, Norfolk. NLW MS 775B is in the hand of Katherine Phillips, whilst NLW MS 776B is in a contemporary scibal hand (information supplied by Elizabeth H. Hageman, June 2015).
The volume contains corrected fair copies of fifty-five poems, with the titles only of two others. See Index of English Literary Manuscripts, 4 vols (London, 1980-1997), II, part 2, compiled by Peter Beal (1993), pp. 128-129, and The Collected Works of Katherine Philips, ed. by Patrick Thomas, 3 vols (Stump Cross, Essex, 1990-1993), I: The Poems (1990).

Philips, Katherine, 1632-1664.

Katherine Philips poetry,

  • NLW MS 776B.
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  • 1650-1658.

The second of two manuscripts (see also NLW MS 755B) containing poems, 1650-1658, by Katherine Philips, including some not printed in Poems By the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs Katherine Philips The Matchless Orinda ... (London, 1667, ESTC R19299), together with biographical notes, mainly in the hand of William Hall. NLW MS 776B is in a contemporary scibal hand whilst NLW MS 775B is in the hand of Katherine Phillips (information supplied by Elizabeth H. Hageman, June 2015).

Philips, Katherine, 1632-1664.

Letters and papers,

Miscellaneous documents including instructions, 1666/7, by Richard Wynn for the payment of money to him; meditations on sufferings, 1667/8; a form of warrant, 1678, to levy the forfeiture of £5 imposed by the Act for burying in woollen upon persons who neglected to produce the required cerificate; particulars of rents received by Sir Hugh Williams for Penrallt [Conway] lands, 1683 (mutilated); an acknowledgement, 1720, by Jno. Bee and Eliz. Bee of the receipt of their annuity of £50 and of the sale of lottery annuities, together with a statement of account by James Harrison [of Red Lion Square, Middlesex]; holograph letters from Bart. Jones, Greenwich, to his grandfather, 1736/7 (Mr. Podmore's note for £20), from G. Wentnor to Mr. Prichard, [17]66 (the draft of a mortgage), from Ann Carkman, Sackville Street [London], to her uncle Mr. Prichard at Shrewsbury, 1766 (the writer's marriage), from C. Leigh (aft. Cooke), Balliol [College, Oxford], etc., to Mrs. Bee, Shrewsbury, 1767-1774 (5) (the writer's financial affairs, Sir Edwd. Turner's legacies, the writer's proposed marriage, news from Oxford, impressions of Bookham in Surrey, etc.), and from M. L., Oxford, to Mrs. Bee, Shrewsbury, 1772 (personal); a statement of account, 1782, for cockspurs and other items bought of Richard Singleton at the Fighting Cocks on Corkhill, Dublin; case, with the opinion of John Leach, 1816, concerning an application by John Smith for a fellowship founded in Brasenose College, Oxford, by John Williamson, clerk, parson of St. George's, Canterbury, in 1521; a fragment of a lease [late seventeenth century] from Samuell Burrowes to Samuell Smith; two sheets containing accounts of miracles and of Catholic persecution, and an unsigned poem; a poem, c. 1680, in the form of a dialogue between Britannia and Raleigh on the state of England under King Charles II; and undated [eighteenth century] poem in Russian and an English-Russian vocabulary.

'Llyfr Jenkin Richard',

An imperfect, seventeenth century manuscript. Pp. 1-160 and 165-232 contain a collection of Welsh free- and strict-metre poems (medieval to seventeenth century) including poems by Howell Thomas Dauid, Jenk[in] Richard, William Jenkin, Giles ap John, David Du Hir Addig, Charles Thomas, Robert Lia, Rys Goch 'o Fochgoron', John Kent, John Jones, Rich. Watkins, clerk, John Tydyr, Rhys Parri, Dafydd Llwyd Mathey, Hugo Dauids, vicarius, Tho. Lewis, Charles Jones, Mredyth ap Rosser, Res Brychan, Ievan Rhydd, Dafydd ap Gwilim, Ioroth Fyngllwyd, Lln. ap Ho. ap Ivan ap Gronow, Hugh Dafydd (? the same as Hugo Dauids, vicarius, above), Bedo ap Phe. Bach, Dafydd ap Edmond, Iolo Goch, Lln. ap Howell, Howel Swrdwal, Tydyr Aled, Hyw Penmal, and Edward Dafydd (the seventeenth century poet concerning whose identity see TLLM, tt. 96-100, and, for a different opinion, IM, t. 260 and R. Geraint Gruffydd: 'Awdl Wrthryfelgar gan Edward Dafydd', Llên Cymru, cyf. V, tt. 155-63, and cyf. VIII, tt. 65-9). Intermingled with the Welsh poems are a few English items including religious verse by Richard Morgan, clerk, alias Sir Richard y Fwyalchen, and an anonymous poem entitled 'An Epitaph vppon ould dotard Wroth' [? William Wroth, Puritan cleric]. Pp. 161-3 and possibly part of p. 159 contain a record of payments or contributions by an unspecified person or persons, 1643-1646, in connection with the maintenance of royalist forces in co. Monmouth. These include contributions towards the garrisons at Monmoth, Raggland, Colbroock, and Abergev[eny], and towards the cost of provisions, weapons, etc. The volume is referred to as 'Llyfr Jenkin Richard(s)' and this is the Jenkin Richard(s) of Blaenau Gwent whose own poems form part of the text (see IMCY, tt. 82, 176; IM., tt. 257-8, 259-60; TLLM, t. 100; and Llên Cymru, cyf. III, t. 98). In TLLM., tt. 97, 100, poems by Edward Dafydd are said to be in the poet's own hand, but R. Geraint Gruffydd in Llên Cymru, cyf. V, t. 158 infers that the whole volume is in the hand of the aforementioned Jenkin Richard(s).

Jenkin Richards.

Llywarch Hên; Cynddelw; vocabularies

A manuscript in the hand of Ieuan Fardd containing translations of the songs of Llywarch Hên, with accompanying notes (pp. 5-19); notes on Welsh and Shropshire place-names, some taken from the work of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt (pp. 19-36); 'Extracts apparently from the English Chronicle' (pp. 37-44); parallel quotations from Llywarch Hen and Shakespeare (pp. 45-46); a translation of Cynddelw's 'Song of Eva daughter of Madawc the son of Maredudd' (pp. 55-56); an index to the Red Book of Hergest (pp. 57-74); a Welsh-English vocabulary, dating from 1542 (pp. 75-128); and a list of Welsh words compared with allied forms in Latin, Gothic, etc. (pp. 129-133).


  • NLW MS 11002B.
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  • [17 cent., last ¼], [18 cent., last ¼].

A volume containing two dance tunes ('Tom Jones' and 'The Alcove') in a late eighteenth century hand. Written on the fly-leaf, in a late seventeenth century hand, is a stanza ('O greatness couldst thou not thy self contayne ...').


Two notebooks containing annotations on the Lord's Prayer; moral verses; a list of cattle at Rhûg, 1661; apothegms; Latin-English phraseology; Latin verses; an inventory of linen; etc.

Poems, &c.,

Transcripts from NLW MS 6511B of 'cywyddau' by Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Rhisiart Iorwerth and Lewys Morganwg; a copy of Marw-nad am Gwilim Basset o Fisgin, Yswain ..., (Y Bont-faen, 1771); translations of poetry, including one in the hand of John Montgomery Traherne of a 'cywydd' by Lewys Morganwg to Lleision ap Thomas, abbot of Glyn Nedd; press cuttings, including a copy of 'Canu Tarw Maesgadlawr' by William Hopkin; a copy of 'Fanny blooming Fair ...' by David Nicholas, with an English version by William Davies, Cringell; a printed poem entitled Crystallinum Palatium by William Hallen Morice; a copy of a poem entitled 'Robert duke of Normandy confined a Prisoner in Cardiff Castle ...' by R. Nichols, 1610; a printed poem entitled Galargerdd ar Farwolaeth y diweddar Barchediccaf William Bruce Knight, Dëon Llandaf by 'Daniel Ddu'; etc.


Eight English poems of the 16th century; an anonymous Welsh poem beginning ''Roedd geneth lân, sobr, ar ochr y rhiw'; and extracts in the hand of the Reverend John Williams, Llanrwst.

Williams, John, 1760-1826.

Poetry and prose,

  • Brogyntyn MS II.57i-ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Poetry and prose compiled at Brogyntyn for an album (cf. Brogyntyn MS I.29), but left unbound. The items, in various hands, are mainly in English but with a few in Latin, Welsh and French, and consist of political, satirical and occasional verse, both published and apparently unpublished (ff. 1-212 verso), together with a few letters (ff. 214-228), miscellaneous prose and commonplace entries (ff. 229-306), and printed material including song-sheets, pamphlets and newspaper cuttings (ff. 307-390). A number of items relate to Brogyntyn or Wynnstay or are addressed to family members.


A volume of eighteenth century poetry, and some prose, transcribed by Thomasina Smith, afterwards Thomasina Leach, wife of Abraham Leach [the younger] of Corston. Among the poets represented are R. B. Sheridan, John Dryden, Thomas Gray, and Oliver Goldsmith, and the titles include 'On Sir Joshua Reynolds', 'Address ... spoken by Mrs. Siddons ....', 'Written at Stratford upon Avon at the tomb of Shakespeare', 'On seeing the Prince of Wales at the Ranelagh fete, 1789', etc. The prose items include 'Resolutions form'd to promote regularity at Shanes Castle during the meeting for the play of Cymbeline'.

Thomasina Smith (aft. Leach).

Poetry, prophecies, &c.

A manuscript containing cywyddau brud and other poetry (pp. 7-8, 13-78, 87-94, 101-111, 115-130, 135-136, 154-298), the poets cited including Taliesin, Dafydd Nanmor, Dafydd ab Edmwnd and Siôn Tudur; prophecies of Merlin (pp. 79-86, 112-114, 131-134, 137-140); two imperfect documents of the Bishops of St Asaph and Gloucester, dated 1627 and 1596 (pp. 9, 11); 'Swynion a Meddeginiaetheu'; &c.

Recipes, etc.,

An imperfect volume containing medical, culinary, and household recipes, and miscellaneous literary items including extracts from [Edward] Bysshe: The Art of [English] Poetry [(London, 1702)], an incomplete transcript of [John] Dryden's poem 'Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musique', extracts from 'Sir Charles Grandison's Memoirs' [? Samuel Richardson: The History of Sir Charles Grandison . . . (1754)], extracts from [Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd earl of] Shaftesbury: Characteristicks [of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711)], extracts from [William] Mason's poem ['Musaeus: A Monody to the Memory of Mr. Pope'], etc.

Sermons, etc.,

A volume of sermons and memoranda in English together with transcripts of a few items of poetry by Francis Quarles. The sermons are in the hand of the Reverend Griffith Evans who was vicar of Llandrillo-yn- Rhos (1693-1695) and afterwards vicar of Tremeirchion (1695-1737), and they appear to have been preached by him at Llandrillo and Tremeirchion. The poems by Quarles are to be found among the Emblemes.

Reverend Griffith Evans.

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