File 129B. - Llyfr cywyddau Margaret Davies,

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Llyfr cywyddau Margaret Davies,


  • 1760-1762. (Creation)

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On the inside upper cover is the name of John Jones, Postmaster, Towyn R.S.O., Merioneth, 1876.

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A manuscript largely in the hand of Margaret Davies, Coetgae-du, Trawsfynydd, being a collection of 'cywyddau', a few 'awdlau', several 'englynion', and a few 'cerddi' and other poems in free metres. The collection was compiled probably during the period 1760-62, and the poets represented in the volume are Rice Jones ('or blaene'), Hugh Evans, Abram Evan, Thos. Prys, William Philipp, Mr Pitter Lewis, Lewis Cynllwyd, William Llyn, Sion Philip, Llywelyn Goch ab Meyrick hen, John David ('Sion Dafydd Laus'), Sion Tudur, Robert Lloyd ('Y Telyniwr') ('Eraill a ddywedant Iddo gael Help gan Sion Tudur'), Deio ab Evan Du, Griffith Philip, Gytto or Glynn, S. Ellis, Gyttyn Owain, Llawelyn ab Guttun, Dafydd Llwyd ab Llywelyn Gryffydd, Iolo Goch, Ifan Deulwyn, Ffoulck Prys ('or Tyddyn Du'), Tudur Aled, Llowdden, Gwillim ab Evan hĂȘn, Humffrey ab Howell, Hugh or Caellwyd, Dafydd ab Gwillim, Dafydd ab Edmunt, Thomas Jones (Tal y Llynn), Owen Lewis (Tyddyn y Garreg), Lewis Owen ('i fab Hynaf'), Rowland Owen ('ei ail fab'), Rees Cain, Griffith Parry, G. ab Evan ab Llawelyn Vaughan, Robert Edward Lewis, Mr Evan Evanes ('Ifan Brydydd hir'), John Richard, John Owen, L. D. Siencyn, Mr E. Prus, Margt. Davies (1760), Richard Cynwal, Bedo Brwynllus, Lewis Aled ab Llawelyn ab Dafydd ('o Gwmwd Menai'), Robin ddu ab Siancin Bledrydd, Robin Dailiwr, Evan Tew Brydydd, Bedo Aerddrem, William Cynwal, Lewis Menai ('Yn ei drwstaneiddrwydd'), Richard Philipp, Robert Dafydd Lloyd, and Rhys goch or Eryri. Many of the poems, especially of the 'englynion', are anonymous. The volume also includes a transcript based on 'Authorum Britannicorum nomina & quando floruerint' from John Davies: Antiquae Linguae Britannicae ... Dictionarium Duplex ... (Londini, 1632), and extensive elaborate calligraphic exercises partly in the form of transcripts of documents associated with the name of Griffith Vaughan of Pool [Montgomeryshire], 1647 and undated. Many of the pages containing calligraphic exercises, as in the case of some of the manuscripts of John Jones, ?Gellifydy, are damaged on account of the corrosive nature of the ink used by the scribe.

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Preferred citation: 129B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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