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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, 131-1...

Kyvrinach y Beirdd, &c.,

A manuscript written c. 1573 (see f. 1) containing Kyvrinach y Beirdd (ff. 2-14a); and Humphrey Llwyd's English version of Brut y Tywysogion (ff. 1-227). The manuscript also includes poetry of Iolo Goch (f. 1); a rental of lordships in Powys ...

Iolo, Goch, active 1345-1397

Miscellanea,

A manuscript containing poetry (pp. 17-42), the poets including Taliesin, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnt and others, with poetry included also within other sections of the text; triads attributed to Taliesin (p. 16); the Rood legend (pp. 97-103); apo...

Ieuan ap William and others.

The Three Antiquities of Bryttaen,

A manuscript in the hand of John Jones, Gellilyfdy containing 'The Three Antiquities of Bryttaen' in six chapters. The material relates to the Welsh bards, the Welsh language and alphabet, and Welsh grammar.

John Jones, Gellilyfdy.

A Welsh grammar,

A manuscript containing a Welsh grammar. A note in the hand of Moses Williams reads: 'This copy is out of a MS. lent me by R. Mostyn of Penbedw Esqr., which MS. formerly belong'd to Thomas ap Ivan of Hendre Forfydd [i.e. Peniarth MS 157]...

Moses Williams and another.

A Welsh Grammar,

A manuscript containing a Welsh Grammar in two parts by William Gambold, 'Rector of Puncheston in Pembrokeshire'.

William Gambold.

Poetry,

A manuscript containing poetry mainly of the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries, the poets cited including Siôn Brwynog, Lewis Menai, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Wiliam Cynwal and Siôn and Rhisiart Phylip, but also including earlier poets such as Iolo Goc...

Richard Morris (index) and another.

Pedigrees, genealogies of saints, &c.,

A manuscript written c. 1634 (see p. 165) containing pedigrees (pp. 164-166, 189-215, 217-243); Bonedd y Saint (pp. 87, 216); 'Dosbarth Arveu' (pp. 167-188); proverbs (pp. 160-162); triads (pp. 259-260); 'Cantrevyd a chymydeu Cymru&...

[?John Pryce].

Y Llyfr Hir o'r Mwythig,

'Y Llyfr hir or Mwythig', being a collection of five hundred and sixty-six cywyddau, etc. by various authors arranged into 'books' according to subject. The poems in each 'book' are numbered separately. The poets cite...

Richard Morris, Reverend Samuel Williams and another.

A treatise descriptive of arms

A manuscript in three hands containing a treatise on arms addressed to Morgan Elfael (fl. c. 1528-1541) from Hywel ap Syr Mathew (d. 1581); also poetry, etc. Pp. 1-165 are in the autograph of Hywel ap Syr Mathew and were written in 1557 (cf. the w...

Hywel ap Syr Mathew and others.

Vocabularies,

A manuscript containing vocabularies 'communicated by Mr Baxter 1714', 'by John Rhydderch 1710' and by 'David Wynn Rector of Machynlleth'.

Poetry,

A manuscript in the hands of the Reverend Samuel Williams, Moses Williams, Iaco ab Dewi and others, containing one hundred and sixty-eight numbered items, mainly poetry, including about two hundred and thirty-five triads (item 13). The poets cited...

Reverend Samuel Williams, Moses Williams, Iaco ab Dewi, Edward Lhuyd and others.

Llanstephan Manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSLLANSTEPH
  • Fonds
  • [early 13 cent.]-[1825x1827]

Manuscripts once held in the library of Plas Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire. The collection comprises mainly transcripts from medieval Welsh manuscripts such as the Red Book of Hergest, the Black Book of Carmarthen and the Red Book of Talgarth which...

The Life of St Ædmund,

A manuscript containing the Life of St Ædmund, king and martyr, by Abbo Floriacensis.There are some marginalia in Welsh (ff. 26a, 65, 66b, 68, 71b).

Abbo Floriacensis.

Boundaries within Wales, &c.,

'Gossodedigaetheu a Messureu y Deyrnas, Cantrevi a Chymydeu Kymry', being a list of hundreds, commotes and other geographical divisions within Wales. At the end of every division is a list of its castles.The list of 'Cantreds and Co...

Brut y Brenhined,

A composite, imperfect text made up of parts of two independent manuscripts, with the early chapters by a third hand; all three hands belong to the same type or school of writing, and cannot be separated by many years.Hand A (pp. i, 1-25) has 21 l...

Antiquities, &c.

A notebook of Edward Lhuyd, written 1698 (see pp. 10, 52), containing details of monumental inscriptions in Llanboidy (p. 6), Defynnog (p. 7), Llanfihangel (Mongomeryshire) (p. 17), Trawsfynydd (p. 31), Llangadog (p. 53), Herefordshire (pp. 58, 72...

Lhuyd, Edward, 1660-1709

Poetry and prophecies,

A manuscript containing poetry by Dafydd ap Gwilym, Guto'r Glyn, Dafydd ab Edmwnd and others (pp. 1-102 (the text beginning at p. 99 being a fragment only)); and Myrddin's 'Vaticinium' (pp. 131-146).The manuscript is written in...

Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622?

A Cornish Dictionary,

A Cornish dictionary in the hand of Edward Lhuyd containing Cornish-English vocabulary and phrases, with some translations into Latin.This is evidently the work referred to by Edward Lhuyd on p. 253 of the Archæologica Britannica: 'Looking ov...

Edward Lhuyd.

Theological tracts, &c.,

A manuscript, unusually well written for the time, containing theological tracts (pp. 1-5, 1-8); the Dialogue between Guido and the Prior (pp. 9-35); and the Gospel of Nicodemus (pp. 36-44).

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