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Latin grammar, rhetoric, etc.

A late seventeenth century imperfect manuscript containing 'Observationes in Latinum gramaticam'; 'De Rhetorica'; abridgments of Ovid's Metamorphoses and '[H]istory of ye first [monarchies] ... Books of Justin' by John Gu[?nter], 1671/2; proverbs ('Adagionum conven ...') 'Observatiunculae in Lucii Flori Historiam collectae'; etc.

Barddoniaeth, etc.

A notebook in the hand of Morris Davies, Bangor containing 'Select Extracts' from printed sources (e.g. the introduction to W. Williams: Caniadau y rhai sydd ar y Môr o Wydr (3ydd arg., 1764); poetry in strict and free metres by [John Jones] 'Tegid', [Daniel Evans] 'Daniel Ddu o Geredigion', Huw Morus, [Thomas Edwards] 'Caerfallwch', Rice Jones [o'r Blaenau] and [David Richards] 'Dafydd Ionawr'; an account of 'The Musical Idiot' in the Salpêtrière at Paris; extracts from William Owen-Pughe: Coll-Gwynfa (Llundain, 1819); and metrical proverbs by 'Richard (Risiart) Dlawd'.

Accounts, etc.,

An imperfect volume containing 'penillion'; accounts, 1687-1693 and undated ( the purchase of trees, 'vnpaid for hay', 'ffor Corn', 'Note of all the money that I Laid out towards the Malisia', 'for Oats', 'for Rye', 'Shepe Bought', etc.); memoranda and accounts between the scribe and his mother, 1718-1720 (the purchase of cattle, harness, fairings, iron, etc., the payment of church rate at Talybont [Caerhun, co. Caernarvon], the sale of sheep and hay, etc.); and proverbs.

Deunydd amrywiol

Transcripts of ballads, 'hwiangerddi' and other poems; Latin names of birds found in Wales, with their English and Welsh equivalents; medical recipes; proverbs; local lore; etc.

Terms used in industry and trade

Two collections of terms and phrases used in connection with industry and trades, compiled for competition at the Pontneddfechan eisteddfod, 1909, with a copy of the adjudication. One collection includes many examples of proverbial lore.

Y Casgliad Brith,

A collection of prose texts including 'Imago Mundi' (beginning wanting); weather lore; 'Ystorya Adaf ar wir groc'; proverbs (A-O); the life of St Catherine; 'Llythyr brenhin yr India'; the duration of the world; times of moonrise; geometry; interpretation of dreams; 'Y gorcheston'; triads; 'cynneddfeu meddawt'; 'cynghoreu Kadw'; woes; 'rhinwedau efferen Sul'; 'py delw y dyly [dyn] gredu y duw'; chronology to 1321; 'Breudwyt Pawl'; 'rhinwedeu lloer'; a note on early British history; 'y tri broder da'; 'Diwed Meir Vorwyn'; 'Adrian ac Ipotis'; 'Ystorya Titus'; 'Enryveddodeu Ynys Brydein'; 'Pwyll y Pader'; and the life of St David (end wanting).

The commonplace book of Sir John Price,

  • NLW MS 9048E.
  • File
  • [1901x1961].

A photostat facsimile of Balliol MS 353, a commonplace book of Sir John Price (1502?-1555). The manuscript contains genealogical memoranda relating to the family of John Price (Siôn ap Rhys) and his wife, Johan Williamson, notes on Welsh bardic grammar, proverbs, triads, and miscellaneous memoranda; transcripts of Welsh poetry including eulogies of the compiler and of his ancestors. The poets represented include Bedo Brwynllys, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Llwyd ab Einion Llygliw, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd [Dafydd Llwyd Mathafarn], Dafydd Nanmor, Gruffudd ap Maredudd, Gruffudd Gryg, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Gwilym ab Ieuan Hen, Huw Pennal, Hywel Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, Mr Harri (Cydweli) [Harri ap Hywel ('Mastr Harri')], Hywel Llwyd ap y Gof, Hywel Swrdwal, Ieuan Deulwyn, Ieuan ap Rhydderch ab Ieuan Llwyd, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Ieuan Du'r Bilwg, Ieuan Gethin ab Ieuan ap Lleision, Ieuan Tew, Iolo Goch, Lewis ap Richard alias Morgannwg, Llywelyn ap Maredudd ab Ednyfed, Llywelyn ap Owain, Madog Benfras, Rhys Nanmor, Siôn Cent, Siôn Mawddwy, Thomas Vychan [Vaughan], Taliesin ('yr awdl fraith'), and Tudur Aled. The principal items of Welsh prose are anecdotes relating to Coch y Powtsh, Christopher Mathew of Glamorgan, and Tudur Aled, under the title 'Geiriau digri yr hwnn ny ellir y hadrodd mewn Iayth arall'; a text entitled 'Kyngor y wr ddwyn y vuchedd yn galh ac yn gymedrol'; and a bardic grammar.

Liber Thomas Pennant,

Transcripts of treatises on Latin grammar (one of which is subscribed 'explicit donatus'); notes on figures of speech; Latin poems; an englyn; proverbs; and prayers, including an invocation to St David.
The greater part of the volume is in the autograph of one Thomas Pennant.

Thomas Pennant.