File NLW MS 13124B. - Triads,

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NLW MS 13124B.




  • [1785x1847] / (Creation)

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338 pp. (inclusive of end papers). Stiff brown-paper covers.

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A composite volume consisting of seven home-made booklets with stiff, brown paper covers bound together. The contents of six of the booklets consist of series of Welsh triads in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), the various booklets containing the following series-Book I (pp. 11-62), ['Trioedd Doethineb'], 'Trioedd Gwladoldeb', 'Trioedd y Meddwyn', 'Trioedd Cyfarwyddyd', and 'Hen Drioedd Dosparth'; Book II (pp. 63-106; the inscriptions on the outer and inner upper cover appear to indicate that the contents were to consist of a series of 'Trioedd Braint a Defod', but the pages are blank except for p. 65 which contains two miscellaneous triads probably in the hand of Taliesin Williams); Book III (pp. 107-58), 'Trioedd Braint a Defod'; Book IV (pp. 159-206), 'Trioedd Doethineb', 'Hen Drioedd o Lyfr Thomas Glyn Cothi . . . Trioedd Taliesin in al.', 'Trioedd Serch' from the same source , 'Hen Drioedd Doethineb o Lyfr Watkin Giles', 'Trioedd Cyfarwyddyd', and 'Trioedd Barddas'; Book V (pp. 207-44), 'Trioedd y Dieithr', 'Hen Drioedd Cerdd Cymmysg sef Trioedd o Lyfr Iorwerth Fynglwyd . . .', 'Trioedd Llawdden Fardd a ddangos . . . efe yn Eisteddfod fawr Caerfyrddin' (on a strip of paper pasted on to p. 228), 'Trioedd Llaw[d]den Fardd sef Trioedd Cerdd Dafawd', and 'Trioedd Llawdden Fardd a ddangoswyd yn Eisteddfod Caerfyrddin 1451'; Book VI (pp. 245-84), 'Trioedd y Llafurwr o Lyfr Thomas Morys o Fodryngall yn Ystrad Dyfodwg a ysgrifennwyd ynghylch y flwyddyn 1700 gan Rhys Lewys, Meistr Ysgol yn Llanwonno . . .', and 'Trioedd Ach a Bonedd'; and Book VII (pp. 285-336), 'Trioedd y Brodyr o Lyfr Llywelyn SiƓn' ('Rhisiart Iorwerth a'i Cant'), a second series with. the same title ('a Rhisart Iorwerth a gant y rhain hefyd'), 'Trioedd Mab y Crinwas o Lyfr Esaia Powel . . .' ('Gutto'r Glynn au Cant i'r Eisteddfod fawr ynghaerfyrddin'), 'Trioedd y Cymro o Lyfr Thos. Philip o Dreoes . . .' ('Hopcin Twm Philip o'r Gelli fid ai Cant'), 'Trioedd y Sais' from the same source, 'Trioedd y Lladron sef ydynt Brenin, Offeiriad, a Lleidr' from the same source, 'Trioedd Ysmalhawch Amrafaelion', 'Trioedd Beirdd', 'Trioedd Amrafaelion' (two series), 'Trioedd Cerdd Amrafaelion', and 'Trioedd Braint a Defawd'. Some of the series are incomplete and there are occasional annotations by Edward Williams and ? by Taliesin Williams, his son.

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Welsh, English.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Formerly known as Llanover C. 37.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 13124B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 13124B.