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Bardism; miscellanea,

A volume (pp. i-xxii; 1-449) containing miscellaneous items, many relating to Welsh bardism, in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). The contents include pp. 1-3, a note re the proclamation in 1795 of a bardic meeting to be held at Pen Bryn Owain in co. Glamorgan in 1796; 3-7, notes re the times of holding bardic meetings ('Cadair a Gorsedd wrth Gerdd a Barddoniaeth'), etc.; 7-16, eleven rules under the superscription 'Darbodau Gorsedd Gyfallwy Cadair Morganwg . . . ar Benn Brynn Owain ym Morganwg . . . 1795' relating to the conduct of bardic meetings, the measures, content, and language of poems, the bards, etc.; 25-8, a note of a proclamation in 1798 of a 'Cadair a Gorsedd ar Gerdd a Barddoniaeth' to be held at Pen Brynn Owain in co. Glamorgan in twelve months time, notes on the times of holding future bardic meetings '. . . ymmraint Cadair Orsedd Morganwg . . . ar ben Twyn Owain', and a geographical definition of the term Morgannwg in this context; 35-44., notes headed 'Coelbren y Beirdd herwydd Llyfr Llywelyn Siôn' being notes relating to the special alphabet reputedly devised by the Welsh bards for carving or notching on wooden surfaces and different modes of constructing wooden appliances or so-called 'books' which could be used as writing surfaces when utilising this alphabet; 51, an incomplete version of a 'question and answer' conversation between a teacher and his disciple; 55-6, notes relating to early British bards called 'gwyddoniaid', a bardic meeting between Prydain ab Aedd Mawr and three of these bards called Plennydd, Alawn, and Gwron ('Tri Phrif Feirdd Ynys Prydain'), rules for the bardic order formulated then, etc.; 57-60, English definitions of, or notes in Welsh on, terms of bardic relevance, e.g. 'Alban', 'Gorsedd Arddangos', 'Arwest', 'Cerdd Arwest'; 63-73, extracts of varying length from the works of Welsh poets ? illustrating bardic or poetic terms ('Bardic Allusions from the Welsh Bards'); 79, a note on 'Colofn Prydain (sef felly y gelwir y Gyhydedd Gyrch yn Llyfr Gm. Tew)'; 80-82, notes on Welsh literary production up to and including the fifteenth century mentioning Dafydd ap Gwilym, Llawdden, Harri ap Rhys ap Gwilym, Ieuan Brechfa, Edeyrn dafawd aur, Einiawn offeiriad, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug, and Hopkin ap Thomas; 82-6, notes relating to an 'eisteddfod' held under the patronage of Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Tewdwr in Aberteifi and to rules concerning the order of bards and musicians formulated there; 87-8, brief notes on the bardic 'cadair arddangos' and 'cadair dwmpath'; 89, a note relating to the original of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, an extract from the said work, and a note on 'a circumstance . . . exactly similar' in a poem by Dafydd ap Gwilym; 90-91, notes on Dafydd ap Gwilym and his poetry; 92-4, notes on the Welsh alphabet; 95-? 104, the rules and customs of the bardic chair of Tir Iarll ('Trefnau a Defodau Cadair Tir Iarll'); 111-13, bardic miscellanea; 119- 22, notes relating to the rights, etc., of the bardic order with the superscription 'Llyma ddangos amrafaelion o arferion a breiniau a defodau a barnau a chyfarwyddyd a berthynent i Feirdd a gwyr wrth gerdd o'r hen Lyfrau'; 127-33, notes on 'Cerdd Gadair', 'Cerdd Deuluaidd', 'Clergerdd', 'Datgeiniad Cadair', and 'Datgeiniad Penpastwn'; (continued)

135-7 + 145, further notes re rules for bardic meetings; 142, two triads; 143-4 + 155, notes relating to ? the Welsh bardic alphabet; 154, a note on 'Tair colofn Barddoniaeth'; 157-9, notes relating to the alleged association between (a) Gruffudd ap Cynan and Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and the code of rules for the bardic order, (b) Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and 'regulations for genealogies and armorial bearings', (c) Rhys ap Tewdwr and the introduction of the 'Bardic Laws of the Round Table' from Armorica, and (d) Gruffudd ap Cynan and 'a musical sessions in Glyn Achlach in Ireland . . . 1096'; 171-4, a transcript of twelve stanzas of Welsh verse attributed to Siencyn o'r Crwys y Prydydd; 174, a list of 'Plant Caw o Brydyn'; 175, a transcript of a twelve-line Welsh stanza allegedly composed by Thomas Glyn Cothi on the occasion of the French landing at Fishguard in 1797; 176-7, genealogical data relating to the family of Iestyn ab Gwrgan and related families; 178, a transcript of an 'englyn' relating to Owain Glyn Dyfrdwy attributed to Ieuan Gethin ap Ieuan ap Lleision; 179, a few entries relating to events in Welsh history, 870-959; 180, a transcript of 'englynion' ? attributed to Hywel Ystoryn; 181-6, an anecdote and notes relating to ? the reputed poetesses of Ty Talwyn, parish of Llangynwyd [co. Glamorgan]; 187 + 193, skeleton notes on Llanilid, Llanharan, Llanhari, Llantrisaint, St. Donats, and Flimston [co. Glamorgan]; 188-9, historical and other notes relating to the parish of Merthyr Tydvil [co. Glamorgan]; 190, a list of 'Antiquities in and about Merthyr'; 191, a note on Mallt Walbi 'a Brecon virago' and leader of a gang of freebooters, and a list of 'Remarkable Parishes' [in Glamorgan]; 192, a list of 'Antiquities in and about Lantwit Major' [co. Glamorgan]; 205, extracts relating to 'Melchin, an ancient British author', 'Hu Gadarn', etc., 'Ex Celtic Remains by Lewis Morris'; 206-07, a note on heroic poetry and the attitude of the 'descendants of the Celts' towards it; 219- 22, comments on orthography arising out of [William] Owen [Pughe]'s innovations with regard to Welsh orthography; 223-7, notes relating to the formation of compounds and plurals of monosyllabic words in ancient Cimbric and modern Welsh; 227-39, notes relating to the original home of the Cymry and early druidism and bardism, etc.; 241, a short list of Welsh words relating to worship with English definitions; 242-4, notes on the principles of druidism; 246-51, notes relating to the 'Great Eisteddfod at Caermarthen' [? 1451], 'the system of versification that received the sanction of that Eisteddfod', the adoption of this system by the bards of North Wales and some of those of South Wales, its rejection by the bards of Glamorgan and their compilation of 'a system of discipline, of Poetical Criticism, of Versification, and of whatever appertained to their science', the death of the Carmarthen system during the reign of James I, Gronwy Owen's verse, and the Gwyneddigion Society's annual Welsh poetry competition and its attempt 'to restore the system of the Carmarthen Eisteddfod'; 252-4, notes relating to an 'eisteddfod' held at Nant Gonwy, 1 Edward IV, incorporating 'englynion' attributed to Dafydd ap Edmund and Twm Tegid Brydydd 'o Langower ym Mhenllyn'; 259-66 + 274-82, an outline journal of a journey from South to North Wales and back, July-August 1800, the places mentioned on the northward journey including Cowbridge, Bridgend, Neath, Caeo, Dolau Cothi, Pumsaint, Clydogau Mountain, Llanfair Cludogeu, Llandewi Brevi, Tregaron, Pont Rhyd Fendigaid, Hafod, Pont ar fynach, Llanbadarn, Aberdyfi, Towyn, Dolgelleu, and Blaeneu (a visit to [Rhys Jones, antiquary and poet] and transcribing of manuscripts), and on the return journey Llanfachreth, Dolgelley (mention here of harpists and of the origin of the triple-stringed harp), Carneddi Hengwm, Tal y llynn, Abergyrnolwyn, Aberdyfi, Aberystwyth, Llanrhystid, Tal y sarn, New Inn, Abergwily, Caerm[arthe]n, Llangyndeyrn, Pont y Berem, Llan Nonn, Cydwely, Llanelly, Pont ar Ddulais, Swansea, Llangynwyd, and Bridgend; 262, a transcript of twelve lines of English verse entitled 'Loyalty by a Cobler'; 264, a transcript of an 'englyn' attributed to Huw Llwyd Cynfel; 270-73, a Welsh saints' calendar; 306, a plan of a 'Sheepfold at the foot of Cadair Idris, another in ruins on the same plan Cefn Merthyr, several more in Glamorgan'; (continued)

307, a transcript of the 'title-page' of Edward Jones: The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature . . .; 308-13, a series of eleven Welsh triads ('Llyma Drioedd y Beirdd') with an English translation thereof extracted from pp. 1-4 of the aforementioned Bardic Museum by Edward Jones; 316, a medicinal recipe for rheumatism in the head; 317, a 'Plan of a school house or accademy'; 323-38, extracts from Sharon Turner: History . . . of the Anglo-Saxons [vol. IV], relating to the language, literature, and music of the Anglo - Saxons; 339-43, notes on, and extracts from, [Walter] Scott's 'Lay of the Last Minstrel'; 359-62, extracts from a review of Edward Moor: The Hindu Pantheon which appeared in The Edinburgh Review, February 1811; 367-70, brief notes relating to the poetic dialect of the Welsh bards, the 'ancient [Welsh] Prose dialect', 'the modern [Welsh] literary Dialect', and 'The Venedotian Dialect' and its use in literature, and comments on the efforts of 'A Welsh (would-be literary) Society in London . . . to patronize the Welsh Language'; 373-80, notes relating to the introduction of Scaldic bardism into North Wales in the time of Gruffudd ap Cynan and the consequent disappearance of the old British bardism in that part of the country, the preservation of the old bardism in Glamorgan, and the invigorating effect of the 'Scaldic manner or system' on Welsh poetry and the Welsh language, general comments on the moral tone of Welsh literature, etc.; 381, three 'grammatical' triads; 382, a very brief list of Irish words in the Venedotian dialect; 383, an extract 'Ex Vol. 35 Plas Gwynn Mon' [i.e. Panton MS 35 now NLW MS 2003] relating to the 'dymchwelawl' poetic metre; 384, a note relating to an old manuscript volume containing Welsh miracle plays in the possession of 'Dr. Thomas yn Llwyn Iwrch' in the eighteenth century; 385-6, comments on the practice of calling 'the ancient British Religion Druidical'; 387-9, general observations on the development of the 'system of versification and of poetical criticism . . . of the Welsh Bards'; 390, a brief note on 'Bardism or Druidism'; 391-2, a list of fourteen chapter headings for a proposed 'History of the Bards' [? by Edward Williams], with a note at the beginning 'A Bad Plan' and at the end 'The above is only the first rude sketch of 1791 and here only retained as containing a few hints that may be useful' (in addition to material on British / Welsh bardism and druidism and Welsh music this work was to contain chapters on Irish and Highland bards, Scandinavian scalds, Provencal troubadours, and Saxon and English minstrels); 392-4, a list of thirty-six topics or subject or chapter headings being 'Another arrangement' [presumably for the proposed 'History of the Bards']; 395, a transcript of three 'englynion' attributed to Gutto'r Glyn, the third being attributed also to H[ywel] D[afydd] I[eua] n Rhys (an accompanying note mentions an 'eisteddfod' at Cardiff Castle); 396-7, a list of six 'Topics for the Bards Common Place book'; 398, a list of dates ? in connection with the holding of 'eisteddfodau' at Ystrad Ywain [co. Glamorgan]; 399-400, notes relating to the 'Polity or Discipline' of the druids and bards; 407, a list of fourteen 'names given by the ancient Bards to the Coronog faban' (part Welsh, part English, and derived from [Thomas] Pugh [: Brittish and Out-landish] Prophesies . . . [ London, 1658]); 408-18, notes relating largely to early British bardism and druidism with mention of [James] MacPherson and the Ossianic poems; 423-5, miscellaneous triads, etc.; 426 + 430-31, general reflections relating to etymology; 427-9, reflections on the use of conjecture in history particularly 'with respect to the peopling of Europe and America' if no historical records were available; 431-3, notes relating to the dissension between the bards of North Wales and those of Glamorgan consequent upon the 'succesful attempt of Daf[ydd] ab Edmund at the Caermarthen Congress [? 1451] to establish his own system [of versification]', the researches undertaken by the Glamorgan bards into 'Bardic history and science' and their discovery of 'the true principles of Poetry and versification', etc.; 435-7, notes containing general reflections on changes in the Welsh language and poetry from the late thirteenth century onwards; and 438, a list of six Welsh triads.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Barddoniaeth, &c.

Poetry, mainly 'cywyddau' with a few 'awdlau' and 'englynion', by Sion Tudur, Thomas Prys 'o Blas Iolyn', Gruffudd Hiraethog, Morice ab Ieuan ab Eigian, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Gwerful Mechain, Ieuan Llwyd 'or Towynn', Guto'r Glyn, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, Gruffudd Gryg, Rhys Pennardd, Richard Gruffydd ap Huw, Dengyn Kyfeiliog, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Gruffydd Kenrick Coch, Edmwnd Prys, Owain Waed Da, Hywel Cilan, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Hywel ap Llywelyn ap Moel y Pantri, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Maredudd ap Rhys, Gruffudd ap Gronw Gethin, Tudur Aled, Gutun Owain, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion, Richard Gruffydd ap Huw, Robert Leiaf, Ieuan Dyfi, Wiliam Llyn, Sion Cent, Lewis Jones, John Price ('of N.M., 1635'), Huw Arwystli, Dafydd Nanmor, Rhys Nanmor, Rhys Goch Eryri, Syr Dafydd Owain, Raff ap Robert, Sion Phylip, Richard ap Hywel ap Dafydd ab Einion, and Lewis Mon. Among miscellaneous items in the manuscript is a copy of a letter by John Parry in which he mentions his cousin Thomas Lloyd of Nantglyn.

Llythyr Rachel Bromwich at David Jenkins

Llythyr, 22 Awst [1976x1979], oddi wrth Rachel Bromwich, Bethesda, at Mr [David] Jenkins, [Penrhyn-coch, sir Aberteifi], yn trafod rhai lleoliadau yng ngogledd sir Aberteifi ac iddynt gysylltiad â Dafydd ap Gwilym, yn arbennig 'Melin y Prior' a 'Bwlch y Maen'. Aeth Jenkins a Bromwich ar daith tywys o amgylch yr ardal wythnos ynghynt; ganed Dafydd ap Gwilym, mae'n debyg, ym Mrogynin, Penrhyn-coch. = A letter, 22 August [1976x1979], from Rachel Bromwich, Bethesda, to Mr [David] Jenkins, [Penrhyn-coch, Cardiganshire], discussing certain places in northern Cardiganshire associated with the poet Dafydd ap Gwilym, in particular 'Melin y Prior' and 'Bwlch y Maen'. Jenkins had given Bromwich a tour of the area the previous week; Brogynin in Penrhyn-coch was Dafydd ap Gwilym's probable birthplace.

Bromwich, Rachel

Translations of Welsh poetry

  • NLW MS 23873B.
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  • [1813x1815]

A volume, [1813x1815] (watermark 1813), containing translations into English verse, probably by Sir John Bernard Bosanquet (see pencil note on f. 2), of Welsh poetry by Dafydd ap Gwilym (ff. 4-5), Aneirin (ff. 6-7 verso), Taliesin (ff. 8-10), Gwalchmai ap Meilyr (ff. 11-13), Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr (f. 14 recto-verso) and Iolo Goch (ff. 16-17 verso).
Also included are notes on the poets and their works (ff. 20-30 verso) and an English translation of triads attributed to Catwg Ddoeth (ff. 18-19 verso). The volume is illustrated with six ink and wash sketches (ff. 3, 4, 5, 11, 17 verso, 26), including one of Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire (f. 4). Frances Elizabeth Lewis (d. 1846), to whom the volume was given (see f. 2), was the sister of Mary Anne (d. 1819), wife of J. B. Bosanquet.

Bosanquet, John Bernard, 1773-1847.

Barddoniaeth,

Transcripts, mainly by Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau, editor of Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru (Amwythig, 1773), of 'cywyddau' and other poetry by William Llŷn, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Tudur Aled, Edward Morus [Perthi-llwydion], Gruffudd Hiraethog, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Gruffudd Gr[y]g, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Lewis Daron, Lewis Menai, Sion Tudur, Goronwy Owen, Sion Dafydd Lâs, Thomas Prys, Huw Mor[y]s, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Nanmor, Mor[u]s Dwyfech [Morus ap Dafydd ab Ifan ab Einion], Rhys Cain, Bedo Brwynllys, Bedo Aeddren, Ieuan Deulwyn, Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion, Edwart Urien, Sion Cain, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Lewis Trefnant, Maredudd ap Rhys, Tudur Penllyn, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Llawdden, Owain Gwynedd, Sion Ceri, Syr Ifan [o Garno], Robin Ddu, Hywel [ap] Rheinallt, Gutun Owain, Guto'r Glyn, Huw Arwystli, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug [Dafydd Ddu Athro], Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Iolo Goch, Sion Cent, Ieuan Brydydd Hir [Hynaf], Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Gruffudd Llwyd ab Ieuan, Richard Cynwal, Huw Machno, Robert Dyfi, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Syr Rhys o Garno, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, Richard Phylip, Evan Evans ('Ieuan Brydydd Hir'), Ieuan Du'r Bilwg, Aneirin Gwawdrydd, Taliesin, Morys ab Ieuan ab Einion, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Rhys Pennardd, Meil[y]r Brydydd, Cynddelw [Brydydd Mawr], Thomas Jones (Tregaron) ['Twm Sion Cati'], Wiliam Cynwal, Llywarch Hen, Bedo Hafesp, Huw Pennant, Edward Richard (Ystradmeurig) and David Richards ('Dafydd Ionawr').

Jones, Rhys, 1713-1801

'Peredur'

A manuscript volume with the title 'PEREDUR' in gold lettering on the spine. The manuscript, written in the year 1800 by William Owen [-Pughe], contains an English translation of the tale 'Peredur' which is sub-titled 'A Tale Of the Britons' with the Welsh text facing. The Welsh version is said on p. 234 to be transcribed from a manuscript in the hand of the poet Huw Llyn [i.e. B.M. Add. MS 14967, pp. 284-321], 'Adysgriviad o hen lyvyr wedi ei ysgrivenu gan Huw Llyn y Barz', but a note on page 60 suggests that the beginning of the tale was missing when the present manuscript was bound and that the transcriber added the missing part of the text on 21 Sept., 1827, 'Cyvysgrivwn odd y deçreu hyd yma, a oedd a'r goll pan rwymid y llyvr. D. Gwener, Medi 21. 1827. W. O. P. Segrwyd'. The following note appears on p. 235: 'Finished Dec. 31 1800, 9 o'clock at night - 3 hours before end of the 18th. century - Wm. Owen'. Written on the front fly-leaf is a medical recipe for 'Sore throat ulcerated' as well as the name 'W. Owen No. 40 Penton Street, Pentonville'. Pages 1-2 and 236-7 contain quotations from the works of medieval Welsh poets and the triads referring to Peredur with references to The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales . . ., Vol. 1 (1801), and Barddoniaeth Dafydd ab Gwilym (1789).

William Owen-Pughe.

Miscellanea,

A composite volume containing a miscellany of literary and historical material, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') including pp. 1-13, an outline plan drawn up by Edward Williams in 1806 for setting up a committee and employing paid research workers with a view to publishing 'A Complete and Superb History of the County of Glamorgan' (see also NLW MSS 13103B, 13114B above); 17-22, brief topographical and historical notes on Glamorganshire; 25-33, notes on the princes of Glamorgan from the time of Morgan Mwynfawr to the time of Iestyn ab Gwrgan; 41-51, extracts from [John] Leland's Itinerary relating to cos. Glamorgan and Monmouth; 57-81, genealogical and historical extracts from Panton MS 15 (now NLW MS 1984A); 82-91, further genealogical data relating to the saints of Britain ('Bonedd Seint Ynys Prydain o Lyfr Mr. Elis'); 91-3, notes on the nine kings of Glywysyg 'sef y wlad a elwir y weith horn Cantref Gwaunllwg yrwng Afon Wysg . . . ac Afon Elerch' (see also NLW MS 13106B above); 93-4, two versions of an anecdote relating to Urien Rheged; 105-06 + 111-12, a printed copy of the resolutions of a committee of the Cambrian Society in Gwent held 10 May 1822 concerning arrangements for an 'eisteddfod'; 107-09, notes relating to two 'eisteddfodau' held at Carmarthen [?1451] and 1461; 113-15, a record of 'Remarkable frost in Britain', A.D. 220-1788; 117-29, notes headed 'Rural knowledge' containing miscellaneous information on a variety of topics, e.g. the growing of hawthorn hedges, manures, the making of carrot marmalade, the planting of potatoes, carrots, etc.; 131-3, anecdotes relating to Inigo Jones ? extracted from [Horace] Walpole: Anecdotes of Painting [in England]; 134- 41, copies of two letters, 1797, [from Edward Williams] to Sir Richard Hoare, Bart., Stourhead, Wiltshire, the first reciting a traditional story concerning the brothers William and Richard Twrch and the latter's work as a stonemason at Bewper (Beaupre) Castle [co. Glamorgan] (see also NLW MSS 13089E, 13103B above), and the second relating mainly to ancient memorial inscriptions at Lantwit Major including inscriptions on a stone unearthed by the writer in the churchyard there; 149-65, a transcript of notes relating to Saint Illtud, the ancient school and monastery founded at Llanilltud, and the abbots of the said monastery allegedly compiled by the Reverend David Nicholls in 1729 (see also NLW MS 13114B above); (continued)

163 (2) -74, further notes [? by Edward Williams] on Saint Illtud and the school and monastery at Llanilltud, and a transcript of the inscriptions on the 'Cross of Iltutus' at the said place, etc. (see again NLW MS 13114B above); 175-8, notes in English, in the hand of Taliesin Williams, on the nine kings of Glewiseg (see pp. 91-3 of the present manuscript); 183-4, an account of the division of Glamorgan between Syr Rhobert fab Amon and his twelve Norman knights (written on the blank verso of a printed sheet, 1797, proclaiming an 'eisteddfod' to be held in Caerwys [co. Flint] in 1798 under the patronage of Cymdeithas y Gwyneddigion); 188-201, extracts relating to members of various branches of the English peerage, e. g. earls of Gloucester, Worcester, Leicester, Pembroke, etc.; 204-26, an alphabetical list of names of persons (historical, pseudo-historical), names of places, elements in place-names, etc.; 228-31, notes relating to medieval lords of Gower; 234-5, genealogical data relating mainly to the Gawntlo family; 236-9, historical data relating to the lordship of Glamorgan ('Morganwg') in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; 248, an extract from a letter, 1698, from John Lloyd ap Huw from Bryn Blaen y Ddol, Meirionethshire, to Edward Llwyd of the [Ashmolean] Museum relating to stone circles and 'cistfeini' (see NLW MS 2029B); 248-55, miscellaneous extracts including names of ancient kings of Gwent, Glamorgan, Ercyng, Glewisig, and [Brycheiniog], notes on St. Illtud, etc.; 256-80, an alphabetical list of Welsh poets, 5th-late 17th cent., with dates when they flourished and occasional biographical notes extracted 'o Lyfr y diweddar Barchedig Mr. Dafydd Ellis o Amlwch ym Môn'; 280-85, addenda to the list contained in pp. 256-80; 286-7, notes headed 'Bonedd ag anfonedd' extracted from Panton MS 63 (now NLW MS 2029B); 287-9, further addenda to the list in pp. 256-80; 292-9, a copy of the words of a 'Song for the Glamorgan Volunteers . . . By Edward Williams' with notes on the text (see also NLW MS 13089E); 309, notes from Nennius relating to the 'origin of the Britons'; 316-18, brief notes on a few ancient inscriptions in Glamorganshire, Breconshire, etc.; 324-6, extracts from the Liber Landavensis; 332-3, proposals for publishing 'Traethawd ar Areithyddiaeth o Saesneg y Dysgedig Dr. Blackwell gan Iolo Morganwg'; 336, a note on Dafydd ap Gwilym; 338-41, extracts from [Thomas] Astle: The Origin and Progress of Writing [2nd ed.], 1803; 346-59, notes on the erection of cob walls, the use of clay ashes and coal ashes in mixing mortar, rough casting, the erection of rough stone walls, ashlar fronts, varieties of stone for building in Glamorgan, the mixing of mortar, pointing, outside plastering, and the making of mortar floors; 364-7, notes relating to the history of South Wales in the eleventh century; 373-4, a table tracing the line of chief poets of Morgannwg with their disciples from the time of Dafydd ap Gwilym to the time of Siôn Bradford, circa 1780; 378-9, advice re the planting of orchards in Glamorgan; 384-7, notes on the topography, etc., of Glamorgan; 394-421, extracts from [William] Camden: Britannia (ed. Edmund Gibson) relating to inscribed stones in Wales, and 'Antient Gallick words collected out of Roman Authors compared with the Welsh', etc.; 426- 30, miscellaneous genealogical and historical data; 431, a note relating to the 'eisteddfod' held at Caerwys, co. Flint, in 1523 or 1524; 432-4, a list of poets and authors of cos. Denbigh, Merioneth, Caernarvon, and Anglesey 'ar a oedd ar unwaith an cyfoes ni yn canu ar eu bwyd i hun mal y mae y ddiareb yn fonheddigion ag uchelwyr da'; 435-6, extracts from the Liber Landavensis; and 438-49, lists of towns, markets, villages, seaports, and bays or inlets in co. Glamorgan, and notes on 'Native fruits of Glamorgan', etc.

'Iolo Morganwg' and Taliesin Williams.

Barddoniaeth, &c.,

  • NLW MS 11087B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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  • [16-17 cents].

A volume of transcripts of Welsh poetry. The first fifty-one folios contain copies, in a 16th-century hand, of 'cywyddau' by Siôn Cent, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Madog Benfras, Gruffudd Gryg, Dafyddd ab Edmwnd, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Tudur Aled, Dafydd Nanmor and others. The remainder of the volume (ff. 52-147) is in several hands of the end of the 17th century. At the head of f. 52 is the following note:- 'Haec sequens Collectio facta fuit Opera P.V.A.M. ...', the initials probably representing the name of Peter Vaughan, M.A., who was vicar of Llangernyw from 1682 to 1689. This part of the manuscript contains the names and arms of the fifteen tribes of Gwynedd; pedigrees of some Abergele families (among them that of Peter Vaughan himself) taken from the books of Sion Tudur and Rhys Cain; an account of the five residences of Sir Roger Mostyn in 1682; poetry in strict and free metres by Sion Tudur, Morus Dwyfech, Richard Phylip, Gryffydd Phylip, Guto'r Glyn, Maredudd ap Rhys, Edmwnd Prys, Lewis Glyn Cothi and others; etc.

Barddoniaeth (fac.)

  • NLW MS 11115B.
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  • [?1959]

A negative photostat facsimile of Welsh MS. 2 in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, being an incomplete early eighteenth century collection of poetry, largely in the form of 'cywyddau', by Sion Philip, Rhisiart Philip, Edmund Price [sic], William Cynwal, Evan Bry[dy]dd hir, Lewis Môn, Sion Cent, Tudyr Aled, David ap Gwillim [sic], David Nanmor [sic] and others. On p. 76 is a text of 'Brenin dlysau ynys Brydai[n]'. Later eighteenth century additions include a certificate of a declaration of an oath by Edd. Vaughan of Lanymowddy, Merioneth, 2 November, 1750, that a red heifer sold at Dinnas Mowddy and the herd from which it is taken are free from the infection now raging among horned cattle in the Kingdom.

Extracts from public records, etc.,

A roughly-bound composite volume of notebooks in the hand of J. H. Davies containing extracts and transcripts from seventeenth and eighteenth century public records relating mainly to Cardiganshire and taken especially from Gaol Files, 1732-69 (among them 'Quotations sent to Welsh Gazette' with captions in the hand of George Eyre Evans); and copious extracts and transcripts of seventeenth century Welsh Puritan and Quaker interest, including material from Merioneth Gaol Files, temp. Charles II, notes and extracts on 'Personalia' (with similar material relating to Dafydd ap Gwilym etc.); an extensive list of titles of, with extracts from, printed books and Acts of Parliament, a list of Members of Parliament for Welsh constituencies, 1640-60 (Cardiganshire from 1624), transcripts from Thomas Shankland, '"Diwygwyr Cymru" Beriah Gwynfe Evans', Seren Gomer 1901, passim, etc. There is a classified index at the end of the volume.

Barddoniaeth

'Cywyddau', etc., by Sion Tudur, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Rhys Cain, Wiliam Llŷn, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Mastr Harri ('nai ir dywededig Ievan tew'), Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Tudur Aled, Lewis Môn, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Nanmor, Maredudd ap Rhys, Sion ap Hywel, Sion Phylip, Gutun Owain, Llawdden, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Morys Cyfiin, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Robin Clidro, Iolo Goch, Sion Cent, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, Bedo Aeddren, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, etc.

Miscellanea,

Miscellaneous papers and home-made booklets containing material in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. The contents include pp. 1-10, an incomplete, alphabetical list (A - G only) of the names of Welsh bards with dates (floruit) and occasional notes, allegedly transcribed in the house of [David Thomas] 'Dafydd Ddu o Eryri' at Traeth Coch, Anglesey, in 1799 from a volume previously in the possession of the Reverend Dafydd Elis of Amlwch, Anglesey; 23, notes relating to bardism; 24-5, anecdotes relating to Ieuan Deulwyn and Antoni Pywel of Llwydarth incorporating 'englynion' by both; 27-9, notes relating to the bardic 'cadair Tir Iarll'; 39-42, notes headed 'Llyma Ddosparth ar Deilyngdawd y Beirdd herwydd pob un ei radd a'i swydd'; 45-7, notes on measures taken by Ceraint Fardd Glas, Rhys ap Tewdwr, and Gruffudd ap Cynan in connection with the Welsh strict poetic metres; 55-87, references to, and extracts from, the works of various Welsh poets mainly the 'cywyddwyr', with notes on some of the poets and/or poems and their contents; 88-98, notes on Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug referring to his connection with the 'cywydd' measure, the bardic grammar associated with his name and that of Edeyrn Dafawd Aur, and the translation into Welsh of the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and mentioning the possibility of identifying Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug with Dafydd Ddu Fynach 'o Fonachlog Nedd' and Dafydd Ddu Athraw of the parish of Pen Tyrch [co. Glamorgan]; 104, a philological note on the word 'Cymmry'; 105- 15, notes incorporating comments on the word 'Cymry' (Kimmeri) as a national appellative and the early development of the language of the Cymry, an attack on tendencies to introduce new rules of orthography into the Welsh language, a comment on the need for 'a good Dictionary . . . of the Langu[age] as well as a good Grammar', a suggestion for establishing a 'Welsh corresponding Academy for restoring to its pristine purity the Ancient British or Welsh Language', etc.; 116, a list of twenty literary and historical subjects headed 'Progress of literary taste for improvement in Eastern South Wales'; 117, copies of two alphabets described as 'The most ancient Irish Alphabet named Bobeloth' and 'Irish Marcomanic or Marcomanic Runes'; 119, notes on ? bardic and public alphabets; 121-2, further notes on the Cimbri, Cymmry, or Cimmeri and their language; 137-41, lists or groups of miscellaneous Welsh words or phrases; 153-68, a brief account of religious dissent in Glamorgan in the 16th and 17th centuries with mention of Thomas Llywelyn, the bard, preaching to congregations at Blaen Cannaid and Rhegoes and translating the Bible into Welsh, and references to Wm. Erbury, Walter Caradog, Morgan Llwyd's visits to Glamorgan, the congregation at Blaen Cannaid, Lydia Phelle, meetings at Mynwent y Cwacers, Samuel Jones of Brynn Llywarch, and chapels or congregations at Tref y Ryg, parish of Llantrisan, Cefn Hengoed, parish of Gelli Gaer, Cwm y Glo near Merthyr, Ynys Gou in Merthyr, Coed y Cymmer near Merthyr, Cwm Cynnon near Aberdare, Hirwaen Forgan, parish of Aberdare, and Cymmer yr Ystrad, parish of Llantrisaint, all under the superscription 'Mân gofion am rai pethau eglwysig a chrefyddol a gefais gan y diweddar Mr. Morgan Llywelyn o Gastell Nedd'; 185-209, groups of Welsh words, verse extracts, etc.; 215-17, two lists containing the names of authors (Geoffrey of Monmouth, Morgan Llwyd, etc.), individual literary or historical works (Mabinogion, Drych y Prifoesoedd, etc.), and categories of material (Achau'r Saint, Triads, etc.), the first headed 'Our Ancient [Welsh] Prose Classics' and the second 'Modern [Welsh] Classics in prose', with a brief note on the language, etc., of these authors or works and criticism of the language of works written by modern, Welsh Unitarian writers; 218-20, brief notes on the characteristics of Welsh poetry from the earliest times with mention of Gruffudd ap Cynan, Rhys Goch ap Rhiccert, and Dafydd ap Gwilym; 221-3, notes on the formation of compound words in Welsh; 236, a list of words headed 'Specimens of roughness or of rugged words in the English'; 241-4, extracts from the works of Wm. Cynwal, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Gwilym ab Ieuan Hen, Meredydd ap Rhys, and Llywelyn ap Ednyfed under the heading 'Caethiwed y Beirdd wedi darfod y Tywysogion'; (continued)

245-6, extracts from [? Henry] Hunter: Sacred Biography [London, 1783]; 247, brief notes headed 'Traddodiadau Morganwg am Owain Glyn Dwr'; 265-6, extracts from [Richard] Baxter: Poetical Fragments [London, 1681]; 269, extracts from Wm. Forbes: [An Account of the] Life of [James] Beattie [1807]; 269, an anecdote relating to Owain Glyndwr and an ash tree on Sterling Down [co. Glamorgan]; 270, brief notes headed 'Meteorology of Glam[organ]'; 271, a transcript of six stanzas of English verse headed 'Old song commonly sung in Glamorgan]'; 273, a transcript of three 'englynion' attributed to Rhisiart Tomas of Pen y Bont ar Ogwr, with a note thereon by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg'; 274-5, a list of names of saints with churches founded by them in cos. Glamorgan and Monmouth allegedly from a volume in the possession of Siôn Bradford; 283, a note on an 'eisteddfod' held at Ystrad Ywaen [co. Glamorgan], ? 1603; 283-4, a note relating to the preservation of traditions, historical memorials, etc. in Wales; 285-7, a list of miscellaneous Welsh words with English or Latin definitions; 287, copies of four 'englynion' by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg'; 301-?92, extracts from ? [J. Pinkerton:] Walpoliana; 393- 415, extracts from The Monthly Review, 1790, vols. 1 and 2, ibid., 1807, etc.; 415, a transcript of two 'englynion' to the Baptist meeting house at Maeshaleg [co. ] attributed to Harri Siôn of Pont y Pwl; ? 422 + 423, a short list of Welsh maxims headed 'Agricul[t]ural Maxims in Glamorgan]'; 424, four Welsh proverbs described as 'Glam[organ] proverb]s'; 424, specifications of 'Buarth mawr in Wick, a large Ruin, an Armory of the Dutchy of Lancaster ait Thos. Truman'; 428-9; a list of invaders of Britain ('Llyma son ysbysbwyll am yr Estroniaid a ddaethant i Ynys Prydain yn ormes yn erbyn Braint Cenedl y Cymry'); 429-37, miscellaneous groups of Welsh words, miscellaneous memoranda, and two stanzas of Welsh verse attributed to Siôn William; 438-40, suggestions in Welsh concerning matters for discussion at an annual meeting of Unitarians ('y Dwyfundodiaid') [to be held] in Aberdare [co. Glamorgan], N.D.; 441-56, miscellaneous memoranda, a brief note on the difference between North Wales and South Wales dialect, extracts from The Monthly Review, 1807, a transcript of a brief letter, 1807, from J. Franklen from Lanmihangle to Mr. Hooper, ? concerning a right of way, a brief note on Chinese methods of propagating fruit trees, extracts from speeches by Napoleon, etc.; 461- 4, a transcript of a sequence of thirty 'Englynion y Gorugau' attributed to Y Bardd Glas o'r Gadair; 465, a short list of Welsh triads ('Trioedd Amrafaelion'); 466, a note on Hugh Lupus, earl of Chester, ob. 1107; 468, a transcript of six more 'Gorugau' stanzas; 470, an anecdote relating to Ieuan fawr ap y Diwlith 'o Gil Fai'; 471, brief notes headed 'Llyma son am Glymau Cerdd dafawd herwydd y mesurau'; 472-3, 476 lists or groups of Welsh words; 477, notes with the incipit 'Llyma'r modd y nottaynt yr hen athrawon hyspysu cof amseroedd'; 478, a list of Welsh poetic measures headed 'Hen Ddosparth Tir Iarll', and a brief note commencing 'Llyma ddosparth y Corfannau a wnaeth Hopkin Thomas o Gil Fai . . . '; 479, rules relating to the training of bardic trainees or disciples; 480, a note relating to 'mesurau profest'; 480-85, pseudo-historical notes relating to the Welsh strict metres and the bardic system with mention of Rhys ab Tewdwr, Gruffudd ap Cynan, Llawdden Fardd, Dafydd ap Edmwnt, 'eisteddfodau' at Carmarthen 1450 and 1460, etc.; 486, a list of Welsh words ending in - ur with English definitions; 488, an anecdote relating to Sir Edward Stradlin and Dr. John David Rhys; 491, a short list of Welsh proverbs headed 'Diarhebion Morganwg'; 493-6 a brief note on the appearance of double and alternate rhymes in South Wales and on the form of the verbal termination for the third person singular past tense in the works of medieval Welsh poets, and miscellaneous Welsh word or phrase lists; 514, a short list of Welsh words with, in some instances, English or Latin definitions or equivalents; 519, notes on financial contributions headed 'Dwyfundodiaid, 1813, Gelli Onnen'; 521-9, miscellaneous notes noting, inter alia, archaeological remains, remains of abbeys, 'edifices by Inigo Jones' and repairs effected by him, various plants, fruit, trees, minerals, rocks, etc., to be found in various locations in co. Glamorgan; 531, brief notes on Dunraven Castle, Boverton Castle and Place, and Hays Castle in Lantwit and the remains of a camp adjacent to it; 532, a biographical note on John Hopkins 'versifier of the Psalms', ob. 1541; etc.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Llyfr Ystrad Alun

  • NLW MS 7191B.
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  • [late 17 cent.]

'Llyfr Ystrad Alun', containing (a) items in prose, (b) a very large number of 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', 'englynion', and 'carolau' or 'cerddi', and (c) some poems in English. --
(a) The prose items are 'Araith Wgan', 'Addysg rhifyddiaeth, yr hon ddengys rhifedi or ddaiar hyd y lleuad, or lleuad hyd yr haul, or haul hyd y Nefoedd, or nefoedd hyd vffern a lled a thewdwr y ddaear i bob ffordd', 'Dyna fal i mae y saith blaened yn Raenio yn gyntaf Satarnus, Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercurius a Luna...', and 'Breuddwyd Gronwy ddu'. -- (b) Among the poets represented are Sion Phylip, Raff ap Robert, Morgan ap Hughe Lewis, Edmwnd Prys, Wiliam Cynwal, Wiliam Phylip, Thomas Llywelyn, Dafydd Llwyd, Sion Cent, Sion Tudur, Hwmffre Dafydd ab Ieuan, Gruffudd Gryg, Thomas Prys, Dafydd Vaughan (alias Dafydd ab Ieuan), Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Huw Morus, Sion Ifan Clywedog, Maredudd ap Rhys, Hywel Swrdwal, Sion Brwynog, Dafydd Nanmor, Iolo Goch, Owain Gwynedd, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llewelyn Fychan, Huw Arwystli, Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch, Ieuan ap Rhydderch ab Ieuan Llwyd, Robin Clidro, Harri Hywel, Taliesin, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Guto'r Glyn, Rhys Goch Eryri, Gruffudd ap Dafydd Fychan, Tudur Aled, Bedo Brwynllys, Wiliam Llyn, Rhys Cain, Gutun Owain, Dafydd Gorlech, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Llywelyn ab Owain, Robin Ddu, Hywel Rheinallt, Ieuan Dyfi, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Gwerful vch Hywel Fychan, Rhys ap Harri, Mathew Owain, Dafydd Humphreys, J. Jones, Gruffydd James, Syr Hughe Heiward, Hopcyn Thomas ('O Llanelli'), Thomas Rowland, Wil Watkin Ju., Han Edward Morus, Wiliam Siencyn, Ifan ap Sion, Lewis Dwnn, Robin Dyfi, Ifan ap Cadwaladr, Sion Morgan, Lewis Gwynne, Tomos ab Han Sion, Sion Scrifen, Wiliam Dafydd, Rees Prees, Owen Edward, Oliver Rogers, Dafydd Manuel, Richard Abram, Rowland Vaughan, James Dwnn, Robert Lloyd, etc. -- (c) The English items include 'A Christmas Carol' by D. H., 'Agony of or Saviors birth' by J. Jones, 'A Confession of a sinner', 'The prayer of a sinner at the hour of death', 'An effectuall prayer for grace, mercy and forgiveness of sins', 'The dying teares of a penitent sinner', 'Queene Elizabeths delight', 'The Horny booke' by John Scriven, 'A lover departure' by D. ff. Two poems by Dafydd Vaughan, 'Gwir gariad' and ['Camgymeriad'], have stanzas in English and Welsh alternately, the Welsh following the English. -- As so many of the poems in the manuscript are by Dafydd Vaughan he may possibly have been the scribe. The volume has annotations by Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain') who has designated it 'Llyfr Ystrad Alun' and who transcribed some poems from it - see NLW MS 1658.

MSS. collections relative to Wales, II

  • NLW MS 13215E.
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  • [late 16 cent.]-[late 17 cent.]

A composite manuscript volume lettered on the spine 'MSS. Collections Relative to Wales, II', being a companion volume to, and a continuation of, NLW MS 6209E, which is also a composite manuscript (sections numbered I-XIII) bound in a similar manner and lettered on the spine 'MSS. Collections Relative to Wales, I'. It appears that the two volumes originally formed one folio manuscript belonging to Edward Lhuyd made up of transcripts by his assistants, contributions by Henry Rowlands and Hugh Thomas, and fragments of earlier manuscripts (see pp. 14-15 of NLW MS 13918F, 'Catalogue of Welsh M.S.S. in Beechwood Library by the Reverend Mr John Jones [?1746-1827] M.A. Fellow of Jesus College Oxon, 1781', i.e. part of the Sebright collection. The contents include: pp. 1-38 (XIV), a copy of [George Owen's] 'Treatise of Lordshipps Marchers in Wales . . .' from a 'MS. Borrowed of Mr. Will. Jones, Rector of Lhangower. . .'; 39-100 + 207-08 (misplaced) (XV-XVI), transcripts of Welsh poems attributed to William Phylip, Ievan Ddu'r Bilwg, H'l ap D'dh ap Ievan ap Rhys, Howel Davi, Bedo Brwynllys, Gytto'r Glyn, Ievan Deulwyn, Rhys Lhwyd ap Rys ap Rhiccard, Lewis Glynn Kothi, Gwilym ab Ievan Hen, Davydd ap Howel, D'd Lhwyd ap Lle'n ap Gr., Ieuan ap Ho'll Swrdwal, Davydd Epynt, Lewys Môn, Edward Urien, Gyttyn Owain, Ierwerth Beli, Bleddyn Vardd, Llygat Gwr, Meilir Brydydd, Llywelyn ap Ho'll, Prydydd y Moch, Gwalchmai, Symwnt Vychan, Iolo Goch, Syppyn Kyfeiliog, Tudur Aled, Deio ab Ivan Ddu, Rhys Goch o'r Yri, Llywelyn Moel o'r Pantri, Ivan Tudyr Penllyn, Ievan Brydydd Hir and Tudyr Penllyn, and of prose items with the superscriptions 'Llythyr i ofyn Rhwyd berked', ['Y Tri Thlws ar Ddeg'], 'Dewis Bethau Howel Lygad Gwr', 'Y Pedwar Marchog ar Hugain oedd yn Llys Arthur', 'Ymadrodd yr Henwr', 'Breuddwyd Ivan ab Adda ab Davydd . . .', 'Breuddwyd Ierwerth ab Adda ab D'd', and 'Llythyr i ofyn palffon', partly from manuscripts in the possession of John Lloyd of Aber Llyveni; 101-40 (XVII), transcripts of Welsh prose and verse items, mainly vaticinatory, attributed to Taliessin, Robin Ddy, Gryffydh ap Ieuan, Rhys Nanmor, Merdhyn, Adha Vras, Hinin Vardh, Ie'nn Drwch y Daran, D'd Nanmor, and Davydh Lhwyd; 141-206 (XVIII), transcripts of Welsh verse and prose items, again mainly vaticinatory, attributed to Taliesin, Merdhyn Wylht, Iolo Goch, Davydh Llwyd, Merdhyn Emrys, Adha Vras, Ievan Trwch y Daran, Davydh Nanmor, Ie'nn Hir, Lh. ap Owen, Meredydh ap Rhys, Rhys Goch o'r Yri, Lewys Glynn Kothi, Raph ap Robert, and Bardh Bergam; 213-35 (XIX), genealogical and historical material including genealogies of Welsh saints , '. . . hiachau [sic] pump brenhin llwyth Kymru', '. . . Iachau [sic] pymthek llwyth Gwynedd', a list of the daughters of Ronow Llwyd ap y Penwyn', etc.; 239-54 (XX), a copy, 'transcrib'd from ye original at Owlberry near Bishops Castle, Anno 1698', of an inspeximus and confirmation, 4 March [?1508], of charters granted to the abbey of Strata Florida (see S. W. Williams: The Cistercian Abbey of Strata Florida (London, 1889), Appendix, pp. lxxiv-lxxv, and Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VII, vol. II, p. 567); 257-66 (XXI), transcripts of Welsh poems attributed to Prydydd y Moch, Gr. Lloyd ap D'd ap Einion, D'd Nanmor, D'd ap Gwilym, Guto'r Glynn, Kynddelw, Ievan Du y Bilwc, Bleddyn Vardd, Rys Goch or Eryri, Daniel ap Llosgwrn Mew, and Gwalchmai, from '. . . Cod. MS. Mod. in Chart. penes Dominum Rob't Pugh de Kevn y Garlheg in paroch. Lhan St. ffraid apud Denbigh'; 267-70 (XXII), 'Addenda Grammaticae D.J.J. ex Libro MS. D. R. V. penes D. R. P.'; 271-9 (XXIII), transcripts 'Ex Cod. Chart. penes D. Joan Lloyd de Aber Lhyveni' of Welsh poems attributed to Lewys Glynn Kothi, Gwilim ap Ie'nn Hen, Ievan ap Tydyr Penlhyn, Lhewelyn Goch ap Meirig Hen, and Tydyr Aled; 283-305 (XXIV), transcripts of (a) 'Ystori Gryffydd ap Cynan Brenin Gwynedd' from 'Cod. M.to Chart. pe[nes] Dom. R. Davies de Lhan[erch] convenit cum cod. antiquo me . . . penes D. Jo. Wyn . . ., Watstay', (b) 'Interdictio Papae adversus Lewelinum . . . fillium Ierwerth . . .', and (c) 'Literae Lewelini Principis Walliae ad Clerum Angliae apud London Convocatum', 1275; 307-11 (XXV), transcripts of 'cywyddau ymryson' exchanged between Owen Gwynedd and William Llyn; (continued)

315-400 ( XXVI), a copy of a Welsh-Latin vocabulary entitled 'Geiria Tavod Comroig. Hoc est Vocabularium Linguae Gomeritanae . . .' compiled by Henry Salesbury, with a list of the authors on whose works the vocabulary was based, and a list of 'Geiriau o Hen Gymraeg a'i Deongliad', etc., by the same author; 403-04 (XXVII), an incomplete copy of 'Braint ac Ystatus Griff. ap Kynan a Bleddyn ap Kynvyn'; 405-06 (XXVIII), a version of the prologue to, and a list of the court officials listed in, a Latin text of the Laws of Howel Dda; 409-65 (XXIX-XXX), a transcript of sections of the 'Red Book of St. Asaph' (see also Peniarth MS 231, NLW MS 7011D, MS SA/MB/2); 469-86 (XXXI), a copy of the 'Statutes of the Cathedrall Church of . . . Chester set forth by . . . Henrie the 8'; 489-505 (XXXII), extracts [from a version of Nennius' 'Historia Britonum']; 509-38 (XXXIII), seventeen chapters (Welsh) of pseudo-history and description of the Isle of Britain, supplementary notes on place-names, the wonders of Scotland and Ireland, and the conversion of the nations of Britain to Christianity, and a list of 'yr naw helwrieth'; 539-40 (XXXIV), lists of, and notes on, Welsh musical measures; 541-55 (XXXV-XXXVI), a list of Welsh triads ('Llyma drioedh mab y krinwas'), accounts of 'redditus assisus' of the vills of Colshull, Eulowe, Baghegr, and Rothelan, a list of the 'Consuetudines Molend' de Dee' from 'an old book of Ed'd Whitby, recorder of Chester', a list of those who rendered 'Homage and Fealty . . . to ye Prince of Wales', 29 Edward I, etc.; 557-63 (XXXVII), two lists headed 'A table for ye rest of ye contents of this book' and 'A table belonging to Coch Assaph' (for the contents of sections XXXI-XXXVII cf. the relevant parts of NLW MS 7011D); 569-95 (XXXVIII), replies [by Henry Rowlands to Edward Lhuyd's] parochial questionnaire in respect of the parishes of Llanidan, Llanedwen, Llanddeniel, Llanvair pull gwingill, and Llandysilio, co. Anglesey, partly in Rowlands's own hand; 597-9 (XXXIX), an account of 'A strange showre of Haile fallen in Anglesey and Carnarvonshire' in 1697; 601-05 (XL), extracts (Latin) with the superscription 'De Belli Marisci Origine . . .'; 607-09 (XXXVIII misplaced), notes on the words 'bod', 'caer', 'tref', etc. (pp. 597-609 probably in the hand of Henry Rowlands); 611-22 (XLI), 'A scheme of the wind and weather att Llanberis', 1 March [16]9[6] to 28 February [1697]; 623-52 (XLII), pedigrees of families in cos. Denbigh and Flint in the hand of Lewis Dwnn (described by J. Gwenogvryn Evans as a detached portion of Peniarth MS 268; see J. Gwenogvryn Evans MS 70A in the National Library of Wales, also Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I, p. 1090); and 653-97 (XLIII), a copy, partly holograph, of an essay on 'The Parish of St. John Evangelist and Burrough of Brecknock' by Hugh Thomas (cf. NLW MS 777B). Holograph notes by Evan Evans ('Ieuan Fardd') on NLW MS 6209E and this volume, compositely described as MS I in the 'Seabright Collection, being Edward Lhuyd's MSS', appear in Panton MS 7 (NLW MS 1976) (see Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, p. 807 and a calendar description by J. Gwenogvryn Evans of this volume alone, described as the 'Nanhoron MS', is included in J. Gwenogvryn Evans MS 70A.

Gwaith prydyddawl amryw hen feirdd

Transcripts of Welsh cywyddau, incorporating 'Llyfr Mr Robert Wynne o'r Berth Ddu' (p. 19). The manuscript includes blocks of poetry ascribed to Dafydd ap Gwilym (pp. 387-405) and Guto'r Glyn (pp. 652-670), and associated with Wiliam Gruffudd of Penrhyn (pp. 493-589).

Gwaith yr hen feirdd Cymreig

  • NLW MS 3049D [RESTRICTED ACCESS]
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  • [16 cent., last ¼]-[17 cent., first ½]
  • Part of Mostyn Manuscripts

A collection of awdlau and cywyddau, including a substantial section of poems ascribed to Guto'r Glyn (pp. 151-300) and Dafydd ap Gwilym (pp. 355-379). The manuscript also includes a copy of Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe (pp. 87-100). Gwenogryn Evans states that pp. 1-22, 335-406 and 410-33 are written in an archaic style in the early part of the seventeenth century, while pp. 23-85, 101-33 and 151-303 belong to the last quarter of the sixteenth century. Other parts of the manuscript are later additions, except the vellum leaf (pp. 305-6).

Barddoniaeth,

A transcript by William Jones ('Bleddyn'), Llangollen, formerly of Beddgelert, of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' by Dafydd ap Gwilym, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Tudur Aled, Guto'r Glyn, Tudur Penllyn, Syr Rhys o Garno, Sion Cent, Maredudd ap Rhys, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Llawdden, Robin Clidro, Sion Tudur, Wiliam Cynwal, Wiliam Llŷn, Edmwnd Prys, Simwnt Fychan, Sion Brwynog, Owain Gwynedd, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Thomas Prys, Sion Prys ('o'r Gerddinen'), Edwart ap Raff, Rhys Ednyfed, Thomas Evans, Huw Arwystli, Watcyn Clywedog, Sion Dafydd Lâs [John Davies], Owen Gruffydd, Dafydd Gwyne, Dafydd Jones ('Ficer Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd'), Gruffudd Hiraethog, Ieuan Deulwyn, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, Inco Brydydd, Gruffudd Gryg, Ellis Rowland and Hywel ap Rheinallt; 'englynion'.

Bleddyn, 1829?-1903

Barddoniaeth

'Llyfr Cowyddeu i Mr. William Wynn o Langoed yn sir fon'. 'Y Llyfr hwnn a scrifennodd William Davies Curat or plwy yn y flwyddyn o oedran yr Arglwydd: 1642'. It contains 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', and 'englynion' by Sion Cent, Iolo Goch, Syr Owain ap Gwilym, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Sion Phylip, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf, Dafydd Nanmor, Llywelyn ap Hywel ab Ieuan ap Gronw, Edmwnd Prys, Huw Cowrnwy, Dafydd ap Dafydd Llwyd, Maredudd ap Rhys, Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion, Sianckyn ab Eingan, Llywelyn ab yr Ynad Coch, Sion Tudur, Morys ap Hywel ap Tudur, Sion ap Hywel ap Llywelyn Fychan, Huw Roberts, Morgan ap Huw Lewis, Sion Brwynog, Morys Llwyd, Hyw Arwystli, Lewis Morganwg, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Lewis Daron, Rhys Nanmor, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, William Egwad, Hywel Swrdwal, Tudur Aled, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Lewis Môn, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Guto'r Glyn, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyli Fychan, Wiliam Myddelton, Bedo Brwynllys, Wiliam Llyn, Lewis Menai, Simwnt Fychan, Llywelyn ap Gwilym ap Rhys, Richard Cynwal, Rhys Cain, Gruffudd ap Tudur ap Hywel, Sion Ceri, Robert ap Dafydd Llwyd, Syr Roland Williams, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Wiliam Cynwal, Morys Dwyfech, Rhys Goch Eryri, Roger Cyffin, Gwilym ap Sefnyn, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Thomas Prys, Gruffudd Llwyd, Dick Hughes, and the transcriber.

Llawysgrifau Ynyslwyd (Aberdâr)

  • NLW MSS 5474-5475A
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  • [1723x1793]

Two 18th century manuscripts, comprising 'Tlysau'r Beirdd wedi ei gasglu ... [gan] Benjamin Simon, Bardd o Aber Gwili ... MDCCLI' and 'Llyfr Dafydd ab Gwilim, Bardd o Lanbadarn Fawr Yngharedigion, a ysgrifenwyd ... gan Benjamin Simon Bardd a Henefydd ... MDCCLIV'. The manuscripts were fully catalogued for the Historical Manuscripts Commission by J. Gwenogvryn Evans when they were in the possession of D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd, Aberdare (see below).

Simon, Ben, ca. 1703-1793

Llawysgrifau Ynyslwyd (Aberdâr)

  • NLW MS 5475A
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  • 18 cent.

One of two 18th century manuscripts, comprising Tlysau'r Beirdd wedi ei gasglu ... [gan] Benjamin Simon, Bardd o Aber Gwili ... MDCCLI and Llyfr Dafydd ab Gwilim, Bardd o Lanbadarn Fawr, Yngharedigion, a ysgrifenwyd ... gan Benjamin Simon Bardd a Henefydd ... MDCCLIV. The manuscripts were fully catalogued for the Historical Manuscripts Commission by J. Gwenogvryn Evans (see his Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, II, Part I, 395-408 [London, 1902] when they were in the possession of D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd, Aberdare, by whose daughters, Mrs Neville Pugh and Mrs Llewelyn Jones, they were presented to the National Library in 1926.

Simon, Ben, ca. 1703-1793

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