File NLW MS 6496C - Llawysgrif Christ Church 184 (copi): Rhan 2

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NLW MS 6496C


Llawysgrif Christ Church 184 (copi): Rhan 2


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The second part of a photostat facsimile, bound for convenience in two volumes (see also NLW MS 6495C), of Christ Church (Oxford) MS 184, a manuscript written in various hands of the 16th and 17th centuries. The original portion was written by Wiliam Cynwal (d. 1587/8), herald bard, who also inserted a note explaining how the manuscript came to be written. The major part of the volumes, written in Welsh, consist of cywyddau, awdlau and englynion, many of them in the autograph of the authors, and most of them written to various members of the Salusbury family of Lleweni and to Katherine of Berain (1534/5-1591). The English portion of the manuscripts includes autograph poems by Sir John Salusbury (1567-1612) and Robert Chester (fl. c. 1586-1604), and others. Also included in the manuscripts are the coats of arms of Katherine of Berain, resulting from her four marriages; a few Latin items, including elegies and epitaphs to Katherine of Berain; a rough index to the contents of the volumes compiled by John Jones (Tegid) (1792-1852), Christ Church (Oxford), in the 19th century.

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  • Welsh
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For the poetry of John Salusbury and Robert Chester, refer to Poems by Sir John Salusbury and Robert Chester ... (London, 1914), ed. Carleton Brown and published by the Early English Text Society; refer also to NLW MS 5390 and to NLW MS 6495C.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 6496C


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