File 34B. - Miscellanies [of 'Ieuan Fardd'],

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Miscellanies [of 'Ieuan Fardd'],


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The upper end-paper bears the bookplate of Evan Evans, and the names of St Geo. Armstrong Williams, J. Glyn Davies, and J. H. Davies, and the fly-leaf is inscribed 'Miscellanies Collected by the Revd. Mr. Evan Evans', in the hand of Evan Evans, and 'Given me by J. Glyn Davies ...', in the hand of J. H. Davies.

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A composite manuscript of 'Miscellanies' largely in the hand of Evan Evans ('Ieuan Fardd', 1731-88), containing 'Ecloga. Argumentum. Frederici Serenissimi Wallice Principis Mors. Personae. Thyrsis Pastor et Corydon Bubulcus' by Evan Evans 'e Coll. Mert[on]. A.D. 1752 Aetatis 21'; 'An Extract from the Critical review for April 1773' relating to 'The Love of our Country a poem &c'; 'A copy of George Crochan's letter to Governor Dinwiddie concerning the Welsh Indians', written from Winchester, 24 August 1753, together with Dr Worthington's remarks thereon, 1766; 'The three most famous Musicians in King James 1st's time' [Lewis Penmon, Heilin, and Dic Bibydd] ('Ex MS Johannis Salusbtry d' Erb[istock]'); 'The Saxon Alphabet', 'The antient British Alphabet', and 'Alphabetum e nummis antiquis desumptum'; 'Notes on Giraldus Cambrensis', 'D'ni Johannis Davidis Rhesi de Gruffudd Robert Grammatices Cambrobrittanicae Mediolani impressi A.D. 1567', 'D. Rogeri Smyth Lanelwyensis testimonium de eodem', and other extracts from printed sources; 'A Description of Glyn Aeron', with a 'free' English translation; 'Priodas Gerdd or an Epithalamium address to the Revd. Mr. Hugh Lewis of East Grinstead' ('Y Brawd Du o Nannau ai Cant 1772 Aet. 65'); extracts ('Excerpta') from contemporary medical and other sources; a fragment (Abba - Achub) of a Biblical concordance entitled ''Cydfod yr Ysgrythyrau Sanctaidd' ('Llaw Ifan Wiliam hon yma. Yr oedd Rivington ar fedr copiaw'r holl lyfr, rhag dryllio'r eiddox wrth y wasg') (see NLW MS 254); a transcript of a letter from John Griffith, Oswestry, to his father, 1770, enclosing 'another piece in Heroics' (published in Y Brython, 1859, pp. 242-4); transcripts from newspapers reporting the installation of Lord [Frederick] North [2nd earl of Guilford] as chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1772; corrigenda by the author to Evan Evans: 'Haec veterum Bardorum Britannicorum specimina ...' [Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Antient Welsh Bards. Translated into English... (London, 1764)]; a list of sheriffs of Cardiganshire, 1540-1739; 'Bugeilgerdd, sef Ymddiddan rhwng dau Fugail, Gruffudd a Meurig...' by E[dward] Richards, Ystradmeurig, 1766; a transcript of a letter of Evan Evans, Gynhawdref, 20 June 1768 (the writer's translation of Mr Richards' Pastoral); English verses on the subject of the Carmarthen election of 1768, and 'The Character of a Rustic translated from the Greek Original by Theophrastus', by Jno. Beynon, 'Student at the Academy AD 1768 who is now a dissenting Minister in England ...'; etc. Inset is a holograph 'Cywydd Marwnad Mr. William Morris o Gaer Gybi ym Môn ...' by Evan Evans ('offeiriad Llanfairtalhaiarn. Ionawr 1764').

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English, Welsh, Latin.

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Preferred citation: 34B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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