File Llanstephan MS 123 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Poetry,

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Llanstephan MS 123 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].




  • [1643x1700] / (Creation)

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652 pp. In old leather binding with 'E' stamped on the back, and labelled 'Cerdd-llyfr Cymraeg'. There is a paper label on the back marked 'A/2', and inside the front cover the mark '5 A'.

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A manuscript written after 1643 (see p. 199) containing poetry, the poets cited including Iolo Goch, Ieuan Tew Brydydd, Wiliam Cynwal, Lewis Menai and Siôn and Rhisiart Phylip. An index, with the poets' names arranged alphabetically, has been added at pp. 641-651 by Richard Morris 'i Wm: Jones F.R.S. yn llundain 1746'.
The original or originals of this manuscript were apparently often defective as many lacunae and imperfect lines occur: the beginning of the poem at p. 139 is wanting and the rest is very imperfect; the beginning of the poem at p. 181 is wanting as that which is noted as the first line here is in fact the 8th or 10th line; 'A chanoes ac ychwaneg a ranno dvw ir wen dêg' is added in a later hand on p. 316; an addition in the margin at p. 435 ends the poem with 'do'n ifanc ai i nefoedd'.

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

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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 620-634.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Shirburn MS D. 5.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 123 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 123.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 123 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..