File NLW MS 1999B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Llywarch Hên; Cynddelw; vocabularies

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Llywarch Hên; Cynddelw; vocabularies


  • [1751x1787] (Creation)

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76 ff. (paginated i-ii, 1-150; pp.134-150 blank) ; 200 x 155 mm.

Quarter leather and marbled papers over boards.

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A manuscript in the hand of Ieuan Fardd containing translations of the songs of Llywarch Hên, with accompanying notes (pp. 5-19); notes on Welsh and Shropshire place-names, some taken from the work of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt (pp. 19-36); 'Extracts apparently from the English Chronicle' (pp. 37-44); parallel quotations from Llywarch Hen and Shakespeare (pp. 45-46); a translation of Cynddelw's 'Song of Eva daughter of Madawc the son of Maredudd' (pp. 55-56); an index to the Red Book of Hergest (pp. 57-74); a Welsh-English vocabulary, dating from 1542 (pp. 75-128); and a list of Welsh words compared with allied forms in Latin, Gothic, etc. (pp. 129-133).

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Conditions governing access

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

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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English, Latin, Welsh, Gothic.

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Finding aids

Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, ed. by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, 2 vols (London: HMSO, 1898-1910), II (1905), 839-840.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 30.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 1999B.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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