File NLW MS 3037B [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Llyfr lloffion Richard Mostyn

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Llyfr lloffion Richard Mostyn


  • 1574-[1587] (Creation)

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167 ff. (paginated i-vi, 1-328) ; 205 x 140 mm.

Bound in white vellum; page edges stained red; 'GWAITH YR HENFEIRDD CYMREIG' (in gold on label on spine).

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'Richard Moston thonger oweth this booke or pie y lyver yma' (pp. 5, 32); 'Richard Mostyn a sgrivenoth hwn oed yr argh 1574' (pp. 71, 100); 'R.M. pie r llyver yma A.D. 1574' (p. 102); 'Gregorie Mostyn' (pp. 249, 266); 'Gloddaeth Library' ticket.

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A composite manuscript in several hands comprising poetry; proverbs; proverbial triads; etc.; part of the text seems to be in the hand of Richard Mostyn and to have been written in 1574. The whole might be Mostyn's common-place book, in which others occasionally wrote during his life and afterwards.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Welsh, English.

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Finding aids

The poems in this volume are indexed on-line in the Index to Welsh Poetry in Manuscript (MALDWYN): ‚Äč

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Mostyn MS 129.


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Preferred citation: NLW MS 3037B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 3037B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 3037B.