File NLW MS 2008B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Poetry, extracts, &c.

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Poetry, extracts, &c.


  • [1775]-1793 (Creation)

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ii, 155 ff. (paginated 1-310, with several old partial foliations) ; 210 x 165 mm.

Bound in leather; bookplate of Evan Evans inside front cover.

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A manuscript, mainly in the hand of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), with some parts apparently in other hands, containing an elegy to 'W. Vn o G. y Gedol ... a fy farw ... yn y flwyddyn 1775' by Evans (pp. 1-8), and other poetry by him (pp. 275-308), Thomas Jones (Twm Siôn Cati), Siôn Cent, Edmwnd Prys and others (pp. 1-12, 33-114, 205-218, 247-258, 275-310); extracts from the manuscripts of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt (pp. 13-32, 119-126, 142-158) and John David Rhys (Siôn Dafydd Rhys) (pp. 139-141); notes relating to Lewis Morris (pp. 115-118); a copy of the charter of Clynnog Fawr (pp. 127-130) (see Monasticon Anglicanum, vol. V (London, 1825), p. 631); a description of the tombs in St David's Cathedral (pp. 131-138); a list of men who defended Harlech Castle against Edward IV (pp. 153-154); quotations illustrative of the use of the terms 'Brytwn', 'Brython', etc. (p. 155); the Officium B[eatæ] Mariæ 'wedi ei dynnu or Lladin yn Ghymraeg y gan Ddafydd Ddu o Hiraddug hyd y mae pawb yn tybied' (pp. 159-204), with notes originally by Dr John Davies, Mallwyd, whose copy Ieuan Fardd transcribed; a poem (1635) to Rolant Fychan, Caergai (pp. 205-206); an index to the Red Book of Hergest by Dr John Davies (1634) (pp. 220-238); copies of inscriptions in Llanfihangel-y-Traethau and Dymeirchion (Tremeirchion) (pp. 266, 274); copies of letters, with poems enclosed, from Ieuan Fardd to John Griffith of Cefn Amwlch (pp. 275-298) and to William Vaughan of Corsygedol (pp. 299-308); an anonymous letter to Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt (p. 309); etc.
There are notes signed 'J[ohn] Williams Plas y Brain' on pp. 94, 116, with the date '1793' added in pencil on p. 118.

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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, Latin, English.

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Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, ed. by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, 2 vols (London: HMSO, 1898-1910), II (1905), 847-851.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 40.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 2008B.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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