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Barddoniaeth

A transcript by William Jones ('Bleddyn'), Llangollen of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion', etc. by Gwerful Mechain, Hywel Dafi [Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys], Sion ap Philpot, Robert ap Dafydd Llwyd, Gruffudd Leiaf, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Sion ap Hywel ap Tudur, Huw Cae Llwyd, Lewis Daron, Bedo Brwynllys, Syr Rhys o Gar[no], 'Twm o'r Nant' [Thomas Edwards], 'Person Llangwm', Tudur Aled, Morys ap Hywel ap Tudur, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Richard Cynwal, Huw Machno, Syr John [Sion] Leiaf, [Sir] Huw Pennant, Rhys Nanmor, Sion Dafydd Lâs [John Davies], Syr Dafydd Owain, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Hywel Cilan, Sion Tudur, Lewis Môn, Hywel Gethin, Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf, Watcyn ap Rhisiart, Hywel ap Rheinallt, Mathew Brwmffild, Guto'r Glyn, Watcyn Clywedog, Wiliam Llŷn, Wiliam Cynwal, Simwnt Fychan, Ieuan Llafar, Thomas Prys, William Vaughan, Huw Arwystli, Sion Phylip, Richard Phylip, Ieuan Dyfi, Lewis Menai, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Llywelyn ap Gutun, Madog Leiaf and Ieuan ap Rhydderch, with 'englynion' by Dafydd Nanmor, Cadwaladr Ces[ai]l, Huw Ifan ap Huw ('o'r Brynbychan') and Siôn Ifan.

Barddoniaeth yr almanaciau,

A notebook in the hand of David Evans, Llanrwst containing 'Y Llinell Gyntaf o bob Cerdd Cywydd a charol sydd yn yr hen Almanaciau ynghyd a henwau yr Awdwyr', i.e. a chronological list of first lines of poetry in strict and free metres published in Welsh almanacs from 1686 to 1786. The free metre poetry, 'carolau' and 'cerddi' are arranged separately under each author.

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 12071A
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  • [c. 1673]-[1700x1715]

A volume of popular Welsh poems on religious and scriptural themes written c. 1673-1674 by James Phillipp(es), with additions made a generation later by Phillipp James. The poems belong to the type of verse known in Cardiganshire as 'halsingod'. Linguistic evidence suggests that the authors were natives of East Carmarthenshire.

Phillippes, James

Barddoniaeth,

A transcript by Ioan Pedr and others of NLW MSS 1246-1247D, which contain transcripts by Rhys Jones ('o'r Blaenau') of 'cywyddau' and other poetry by Wiliam Llŷn, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Tudur Aled, Edward Mor[y]s, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Gruffudd Gr[y]g, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Lewis Daron, Lewis Menai, Siôn Tudur, Goronwy Owen, Sion Dafydd Las [John Davies], Thomas Prys, Huw Mor[y]s, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Nanmor, Morys Dwyfech [Morus ap Dafydd ab Ifan ab Einion], Rhys Cain, Bedo Brwynllys, Bedo Aeddren, Ieuan Deulwyn, Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion [Llygliw], Edwart Urien, Siôn Cain, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Lewis Trefnant, Maredudd ap Rhys, Tudur Penllyn, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Llawdden, Owain Gwynedd, Sion Ceri, Syr Ifan [o Garno], Robin Ddu, Hywel [ap] Rheinallt, Gutun Owain, Guto'r Glyn, Huw Arwystli, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Iolo Goch, Siôn Cent, Ieuan Brydydd Hir [Hynaf], Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Gruffudd Llwyd ab Ieuan, Richard Cynwal, Huw Machno, Robert Dyfi, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Syr Rhys o Garno, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, Richard Phylip, Evan Evans ('Ieuan Brydydd Hir' ['Ieuan Fardd']), Ieuan Du'r Bilwg, Aneirin Gwawdrydd, Taliesin, Morys ab Ieuan ab Einion, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Rhys Pennardd, Meil[y]r Brydydd, Cynddelw [Brydydd Mawr], Thomas Jones (Tregaron), Wiliam Cynwal, Llywarch Hen, Bedo Hafes[b], Huw Pennant, Edward Richard (Ystradmeurig) and David Richards ('Dafydd Ionawr').

Ioan Pedr and others.

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 10748D.
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  • [18 cent.], 1828.

A volume of transcripts of poetry, mainly 'cywyddau' and 'englynion', by Iowerth Fynglwyd, William Llŷn, Huw Cae Llwyd, Gwilym ap Sefnyn, Dafydd Nanmor, Thomas Prys, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Aneurin Gwawdrudd ('Anearan Gwowdrudd'), Rhys Pennardd, Iolo Goch, Gutun Ceiriog, Siôn Mawddwy, Dio ap Ifan Du, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Dafydd ap Edmwnd, Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug, Philip John Philip, Siôn Philip, Owain Gwynedd, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Siôn Cent, David Jones, Rhys Wynn, Siôn Tudur, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Meredydd ap Rees, Llywelyn ap Gutun, Syr Owain ap Gwilym, Griffith Philip, Rowland Vaughan, Richard Philip, Edmwnd Prys, Robin Ragett, Tudur Aled, John Prichard Prys, Robert Klidro, Ellis Rowland 'o Harlech', Hugh Llwyd 'o Gynfal', Huw Morris, Lewis Morris, Mr. David Roberts, Rice Lloyd, Moris ap Robert, Bala, and Thomas Jones, Orsedd Las. The greater part of the volume was written in the early eighteenth century. Among slightly later hands at the end of the volume is that of William Jones of Orsedd Las. At the end of the volume is a letter from a Welsh emigrant, written from Delaware, 21 September, 1828.

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 10870B.
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  • [1766x1790] /

An incomplete miscellany, in the form of three unbound volumes, of free- and strict-metre poetry (including illustrative extracts), compiled by David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri') under the title of 'Golwg a'r Parnassus, a Helicon, Sef, Casgliad neulltuol, neu Bigion Dewisol Allan o Waith Prif feirdd neu Brydyddion yr oesoedd, sef y Rhannau hyny o'u Gwaith na ymddangosodd yn argraphedig Hyd yn hyn ond mewn hen Sgrifeniadau, yn Englynion A chywyddau. yn Ddwy Rann; un yn Ddigrifol ar llall yn ddifrifol. O Gascliad, Dewi, ab Thomas, Waunfawr. A Sgrifenwyd yn y flwyddyn 1781'. The preface ('Rhagymadrodd at y Darllenydd') indicates both the period and partly the source of the volume: 'Y Darnau canlynol o Brydyddiaeth a Sgrifennwyd Gennyf yn fy Ieuenctyd, Pan ddechreuais Gyntaf Gael blas, ar farddoniaeth Reolaidd Ac yn ol fy nhŷb i, y Pryd hwnnw, maent yn Brif orchestwaith, Pigion, neu oreuon, Gwaith yr hen Feirdd ... Yr a adsgrifennais wrth ymdeithi[o] yn ddamweiniol, heibio'r lleoedd yr oeddynt iw gweled fel y Gwelwch yn Enwau'r Eglwysydd'. The poets represented include Rhichard Phylip; Maredudd ap Rhys; David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'); Hugh Hughes ('Y Bardd Coch o Fôn') (1766); Huw Morys; Siôn Cent; William Phylip; Elis Roberts; Dafydd ap Gwilym; Siôn Phylip; Bedo Brwynllys; Tudur Aled; Gruffudd Hiraethog; Siôn Brwynog; Siôn Tudur; Edward Morys; Owen Gruffydd; and Siôn Mawddwy. The titles include 'Englynion i Sir feirionydd'; 'Englynion Iw gosod ar fedd Huw Jones o Langwm ...'; and 'Englyn i Hugh Lloyd Cynfel'. Additions in other hands include some music scores of carol tunes and calligraphic exercises.

Thomas, David, 1759-1822

Barddoniaeth,

A transcript by William Jones ('Bleddyn'), Llangollen, formerly of Beddgelert, of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' by Dafydd ap Gwilym, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Tudur Aled, Guto'r Glyn, Tudur Penllyn, Syr Rhys o Garno, Sion Cent, Maredudd ap Rhys, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Llawdden, Robin Clidro, Sion Tudur, Wiliam Cynwal, Wiliam Llŷn, Edmwnd Prys, Simwnt Fychan, Sion Brwynog, Owain Gwynedd, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Thomas Prys, Sion Prys ('o'r Gerddinen'), Edwart ap Raff, Rhys Ednyfed, Thomas Evans, Huw Arwystli, Watcyn Clywedog, Sion Dafydd Lâs [John Davies], Owen Gruffydd, Dafydd Gwyne, Dafydd Jones ('Ficer Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd'), Gruffudd Hiraethog, Ieuan Deulwyn, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, Inco Brydydd, Gruffudd Gryg, Ellis Rowland and Hywel ap Rheinallt; 'englynion'.

Bleddyn, 1829?-1903

Barddoniaeth,

A composite volume containing transcripts by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') of Welsh poems, mainly strict-metre verse in the form of 'cywyddau', attributed to Syr Dafydd Owain, Huw Dafydd Llwyd, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Llawdden, Dafydd Llwyd Matthew, Siôn Mowddwy, Rhobin Ddu 'o Fôn', Siôn Tudur, Syr Dafydd Llwyd Fach or Syr Dafydd Llwyd Ysgolhaig, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Huw Pennant, Rhosser Cyffin, Person Llanberis, Dafydd ap Dafydd Llwyd, Thomas Prys, Rhisierdyn, Gutto'r Glynn, Meredydd ap Rhys, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Siôn Brwynog, Thomas Celli, Llywelyn Goch ap Meuryg Hen, Rhys Cain 'o Groes Oswallt', Rhisiart Philip, Rhys Llwyd ap Rhys ap Rhiccart, Hywel ap Syr Mathew, Gruff. Hiraethog, Edmund Prys, Arch[d]diacon Meirionydd, Gruffudd Hafren, Rowland Fychan 'o Gaer Gai', Ieuan Llwyd Sieffre, Ieuan Tew Brydydd, Owain ap Llywelyn Moel, Lewys Môn, Dafydd Pennant, Rhys Goch ap Dafydd sef Rhys Goch Eryri, Tudur Aled, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Siôn Philip, Lewis ab Edward Bencerdd, Wiliam Cynwal, Ieuan Deulwyn, Gruffudd ap Gweflyn, Lewys Menai, Dafydd Llwyd 'o Fathafarn', Dafydd ap Hywel, Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf, Huw Arwystli, Rhys ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ap Rhys, Guttyn Owain, Hywel Dafydd ap Ieuan ap Rhys, Iolo Goch, Ieuan Llawdden, Wiliam Llyn, Gruffudd Gryg, Dafydd Llwyd ab Einion Lyglyw (or Gruffydd Llwyd ab Dafydd ab Einion Lygliw, or Dafydd ab Gruffydd Llwyd ab Einion Lygliw), Dafydd ab Gwilym, Lewys Morganwg (or Lewys Brydydd Hodnant), Rhisiart ap Rhys Llwyd, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Thomas Derllysg, Dafydd, Abad diweddaf Margam, Siôn y Cent, Thomas Lleison 'o Gastell Nedd', Ieuan Du'r Bilwg, Llywelyn Moel y Pantri, Rhys Llwyd ab Rhys ab Rhisiart 'o Lan Haran', Ieuan Rudd, Gruffudd ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan 'o Lannerch Llyweni', Meredydd ap Rhosser, Tudur Penllyn, Dafydd ap Edmwnd, Ieuan Brechfa, Syr Owain ap Gwilym, Bedo Hafes, Syr Rhys o Garno, Dafydd Llwyd ab Llewelyn ab Gruffydd, Llywelyn ab Guttyn, Trahaiarn Brydydd Mawr, ? Iorwerth Beli, Llywelyn Goch y Dant, Wiliam Pywel 'o Gastell Madog', Dafydd y Coed, Ieuan Môn Hen, Gruffudd ab Gronw Gethin, Meyrig Dafydd, Wiliam Byrcinsha, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Bleddyn Siôn 'o Lancarfan', Casnodyn, Syr Rhys Offeiriad, Llywelyn ap Guttyn, Ieuan Gethin ab Ieuan ab Lleison, Syr Dafydd Jones, Ficcer Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Ifan Llwyd, and Siôn ap Ffelpot. There are occasional notes on the poems and poets and on the source of the transcript.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Barddoniaeth,

Transcripts by Ioan Pedr from manuscripts of Robert Jones (Tydu, Cwmglanllafar) and John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') of 'cerddi' and 'cywyddau' by David Jones ('Dafydd Sion Siams'), Elis Roberts, Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), Hugh Jones (Llangwm), John Thomas (Pentrefoelas), Rice Hughes ('o Ddinam'), Owen Gruffydd, Robin Ddu, Dafydd Gorlech, John Roger, Mor[y]s ab Ieuan ab Einion, Thomas Prys, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Siôn Tudur, Guto'r Glyn, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, Gruffudd Gryg and Dafydd ap Gwilym.

Ioan Pedr.

Barddoniaeth, &c.

A composite volume, the first portion of which (pp. 1-78, old foliation 1-38), written in the early eighteenth century, contains selections from Flores poetarum, triads, englynion, the divisions of Wales (pp. 29-33), cywyddau, poems in free metre, and an incomplete table of the contents of the latter portion of the volume (pp. 57-59). The second part of the volume (pp. 79-406, old foliation 1-245 with gaps) has been neatly written in two or more hands, one of the seventeenth century and the others of the early eighteenth century. It contains Welsh poems in strict and free metres from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, many of them either of Anglesey interest or written by Anglesey poets, particularly Lewis Môn, Sion Brwynog and John Griffith of Llanddyfnan.
Among miscellaneous items are copies of the Articles of Agreement between the Parliamentary Commissioners and the inhabitants of Anglesey, 1648 (pp. 295-296); Sir Edward Trevor's riddle (p. 312); and a short bardic grammar (pp. 358-362).

Lewys Môn, approximately 1465-1527

Bardism; miscellanea,

A volume (pp. i-xxii; 1-449) containing miscellaneous items, many relating to Welsh bardism, in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). The contents include pp. 1-3, a note re the proclamation in 1795 of a bardic meeting to be held at Pen Bryn Owain in co. Glamorgan in 1796; 3-7, notes re the times of holding bardic meetings ('Cadair a Gorsedd wrth Gerdd a Barddoniaeth'), etc.; 7-16, eleven rules under the superscription 'Darbodau Gorsedd Gyfallwy Cadair Morganwg . . . ar Benn Brynn Owain ym Morganwg . . . 1795' relating to the conduct of bardic meetings, the measures, content, and language of poems, the bards, etc.; 25-8, a note of a proclamation in 1798 of a 'Cadair a Gorsedd ar Gerdd a Barddoniaeth' to be held at Pen Brynn Owain in co. Glamorgan in twelve months time, notes on the times of holding future bardic meetings '. . . ymmraint Cadair Orsedd Morganwg . . . ar ben Twyn Owain', and a geographical definition of the term Morgannwg in this context; 35-44., notes headed 'Coelbren y Beirdd herwydd Llyfr Llywelyn Siôn' being notes relating to the special alphabet reputedly devised by the Welsh bards for carving or notching on wooden surfaces and different modes of constructing wooden appliances or so-called 'books' which could be used as writing surfaces when utilising this alphabet; 51, an incomplete version of a 'question and answer' conversation between a teacher and his disciple; 55-6, notes relating to early British bards called 'gwyddoniaid', a bardic meeting between Prydain ab Aedd Mawr and three of these bards called Plennydd, Alawn, and Gwron ('Tri Phrif Feirdd Ynys Prydain'), rules for the bardic order formulated then, etc.; 57-60, English definitions of, or notes in Welsh on, terms of bardic relevance, e.g. 'Alban', 'Gorsedd Arddangos', 'Arwest', 'Cerdd Arwest'; 63-73, extracts of varying length from the works of Welsh poets ? illustrating bardic or poetic terms ('Bardic Allusions from the Welsh Bards'); 79, a note on 'Colofn Prydain (sef felly y gelwir y Gyhydedd Gyrch yn Llyfr Gm. Tew)'; 80-82, notes on Welsh literary production up to and including the fifteenth century mentioning Dafydd ap Gwilym, Llawdden, Harri ap Rhys ap Gwilym, Ieuan Brechfa, Edeyrn dafawd aur, Einiawn offeiriad, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug, and Hopkin ap Thomas; 82-6, notes relating to an 'eisteddfod' held under the patronage of Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Tewdwr in Aberteifi and to rules concerning the order of bards and musicians formulated there; 87-8, brief notes on the bardic 'cadair arddangos' and 'cadair dwmpath'; 89, a note relating to the original of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, an extract from the said work, and a note on 'a circumstance . . . exactly similar' in a poem by Dafydd ap Gwilym; 90-91, notes on Dafydd ap Gwilym and his poetry; 92-4, notes on the Welsh alphabet; 95-? 104, the rules and customs of the bardic chair of Tir Iarll ('Trefnau a Defodau Cadair Tir Iarll'); 111-13, bardic miscellanea; 119- 22, notes relating to the rights, etc., of the bardic order with the superscription 'Llyma ddangos amrafaelion o arferion a breiniau a defodau a barnau a chyfarwyddyd a berthynent i Feirdd a gwyr wrth gerdd o'r hen Lyfrau'; 127-33, notes on 'Cerdd Gadair', 'Cerdd Deuluaidd', 'Clergerdd', 'Datgeiniad Cadair', and 'Datgeiniad Penpastwn'; (continued)

135-7 + 145, further notes re rules for bardic meetings; 142, two triads; 143-4 + 155, notes relating to ? the Welsh bardic alphabet; 154, a note on 'Tair colofn Barddoniaeth'; 157-9, notes relating to the alleged association between (a) Gruffudd ap Cynan and Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and the code of rules for the bardic order, (b) Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and 'regulations for genealogies and armorial bearings', (c) Rhys ap Tewdwr and the introduction of the 'Bardic Laws of the Round Table' from Armorica, and (d) Gruffudd ap Cynan and 'a musical sessions in Glyn Achlach in Ireland . . . 1096'; 171-4, a transcript of twelve stanzas of Welsh verse attributed to Siencyn o'r Crwys y Prydydd; 174, a list of 'Plant Caw o Brydyn'; 175, a transcript of a twelve-line Welsh stanza allegedly composed by Thomas Glyn Cothi on the occasion of the French landing at Fishguard in 1797; 176-7, genealogical data relating to the family of Iestyn ab Gwrgan and related families; 178, a transcript of an 'englyn' relating to Owain Glyn Dyfrdwy attributed to Ieuan Gethin ap Ieuan ap Lleision; 179, a few entries relating to events in Welsh history, 870-959; 180, a transcript of 'englynion' ? attributed to Hywel Ystoryn; 181-6, an anecdote and notes relating to ? the reputed poetesses of Ty Talwyn, parish of Llangynwyd [co. Glamorgan]; 187 + 193, skeleton notes on Llanilid, Llanharan, Llanhari, Llantrisaint, St. Donats, and Flimston [co. Glamorgan]; 188-9, historical and other notes relating to the parish of Merthyr Tydvil [co. Glamorgan]; 190, a list of 'Antiquities in and about Merthyr'; 191, a note on Mallt Walbi 'a Brecon virago' and leader of a gang of freebooters, and a list of 'Remarkable Parishes' [in Glamorgan]; 192, a list of 'Antiquities in and about Lantwit Major' [co. Glamorgan]; 205, extracts relating to 'Melchin, an ancient British author', 'Hu Gadarn', etc., 'Ex Celtic Remains by Lewis Morris'; 206-07, a note on heroic poetry and the attitude of the 'descendants of the Celts' towards it; 219- 22, comments on orthography arising out of [William] Owen [Pughe]'s innovations with regard to Welsh orthography; 223-7, notes relating to the formation of compounds and plurals of monosyllabic words in ancient Cimbric and modern Welsh; 227-39, notes relating to the original home of the Cymry and early druidism and bardism, etc.; 241, a short list of Welsh words relating to worship with English definitions; 242-4, notes on the principles of druidism; 246-51, notes relating to the 'Great Eisteddfod at Caermarthen' [? 1451], 'the system of versification that received the sanction of that Eisteddfod', the adoption of this system by the bards of North Wales and some of those of South Wales, its rejection by the bards of Glamorgan and their compilation of 'a system of discipline, of Poetical Criticism, of Versification, and of whatever appertained to their science', the death of the Carmarthen system during the reign of James I, Gronwy Owen's verse, and the Gwyneddigion Society's annual Welsh poetry competition and its attempt 'to restore the system of the Carmarthen Eisteddfod'; 252-4, notes relating to an 'eisteddfod' held at Nant Gonwy, 1 Edward IV, incorporating 'englynion' attributed to Dafydd ap Edmund and Twm Tegid Brydydd 'o Langower ym Mhenllyn'; 259-66 + 274-82, an outline journal of a journey from South to North Wales and back, July-August 1800, the places mentioned on the northward journey including Cowbridge, Bridgend, Neath, Caeo, Dolau Cothi, Pumsaint, Clydogau Mountain, Llanfair Cludogeu, Llandewi Brevi, Tregaron, Pont Rhyd Fendigaid, Hafod, Pont ar fynach, Llanbadarn, Aberdyfi, Towyn, Dolgelleu, and Blaeneu (a visit to [Rhys Jones, antiquary and poet] and transcribing of manuscripts), and on the return journey Llanfachreth, Dolgelley (mention here of harpists and of the origin of the triple-stringed harp), Carneddi Hengwm, Tal y llynn, Abergyrnolwyn, Aberdyfi, Aberystwyth, Llanrhystid, Tal y sarn, New Inn, Abergwily, Caerm[arthe]n, Llangyndeyrn, Pont y Berem, Llan Nonn, Cydwely, Llanelly, Pont ar Ddulais, Swansea, Llangynwyd, and Bridgend; 262, a transcript of twelve lines of English verse entitled 'Loyalty by a Cobler'; 264, a transcript of an 'englyn' attributed to Huw Llwyd Cynfel; 270-73, a Welsh saints' calendar; 306, a plan of a 'Sheepfold at the foot of Cadair Idris, another in ruins on the same plan Cefn Merthyr, several more in Glamorgan'; (continued)

307, a transcript of the 'title-page' of Edward Jones: The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature . . .; 308-13, a series of eleven Welsh triads ('Llyma Drioedd y Beirdd') with an English translation thereof extracted from pp. 1-4 of the aforementioned Bardic Museum by Edward Jones; 316, a medicinal recipe for rheumatism in the head; 317, a 'Plan of a school house or accademy'; 323-38, extracts from Sharon Turner: History . . . of the Anglo-Saxons [vol. IV], relating to the language, literature, and music of the Anglo - Saxons; 339-43, notes on, and extracts from, [Walter] Scott's 'Lay of the Last Minstrel'; 359-62, extracts from a review of Edward Moor: The Hindu Pantheon which appeared in The Edinburgh Review, February 1811; 367-70, brief notes relating to the poetic dialect of the Welsh bards, the 'ancient [Welsh] Prose dialect', 'the modern [Welsh] literary Dialect', and 'The Venedotian Dialect' and its use in literature, and comments on the efforts of 'A Welsh (would-be literary) Society in London . . . to patronize the Welsh Language'; 373-80, notes relating to the introduction of Scaldic bardism into North Wales in the time of Gruffudd ap Cynan and the consequent disappearance of the old British bardism in that part of the country, the preservation of the old bardism in Glamorgan, and the invigorating effect of the 'Scaldic manner or system' on Welsh poetry and the Welsh language, general comments on the moral tone of Welsh literature, etc.; 381, three 'grammatical' triads; 382, a very brief list of Irish words in the Venedotian dialect; 383, an extract 'Ex Vol. 35 Plas Gwynn Mon' [i.e. Panton MS 35 now NLW MS 2003] relating to the 'dymchwelawl' poetic metre; 384, a note relating to an old manuscript volume containing Welsh miracle plays in the possession of 'Dr. Thomas yn Llwyn Iwrch' in the eighteenth century; 385-6, comments on the practice of calling 'the ancient British Religion Druidical'; 387-9, general observations on the development of the 'system of versification and of poetical criticism . . . of the Welsh Bards'; 390, a brief note on 'Bardism or Druidism'; 391-2, a list of fourteen chapter headings for a proposed 'History of the Bards' [? by Edward Williams], with a note at the beginning 'A Bad Plan' and at the end 'The above is only the first rude sketch of 1791 and here only retained as containing a few hints that may be useful' (in addition to material on British / Welsh bardism and druidism and Welsh music this work was to contain chapters on Irish and Highland bards, Scandinavian scalds, Provencal troubadours, and Saxon and English minstrels); 392-4, a list of thirty-six topics or subject or chapter headings being 'Another arrangement' [presumably for the proposed 'History of the Bards']; 395, a transcript of three 'englynion' attributed to Gutto'r Glyn, the third being attributed also to H[ywel] D[afydd] I[eua] n Rhys (an accompanying note mentions an 'eisteddfod' at Cardiff Castle); 396-7, a list of six 'Topics for the Bards Common Place book'; 398, a list of dates ? in connection with the holding of 'eisteddfodau' at Ystrad Ywain [co. Glamorgan]; 399-400, notes relating to the 'Polity or Discipline' of the druids and bards; 407, a list of fourteen 'names given by the ancient Bards to the Coronog faban' (part Welsh, part English, and derived from [Thomas] Pugh [: Brittish and Out-landish] Prophesies . . . [ London, 1658]); 408-18, notes relating largely to early British bardism and druidism with mention of [James] MacPherson and the Ossianic poems; 423-5, miscellaneous triads, etc.; 426 + 430-31, general reflections relating to etymology; 427-9, reflections on the use of conjecture in history particularly 'with respect to the peopling of Europe and America' if no historical records were available; 431-3, notes relating to the dissension between the bards of North Wales and those of Glamorgan consequent upon the 'succesful attempt of Daf[ydd] ab Edmund at the Caermarthen Congress [? 1451] to establish his own system [of versification]', the researches undertaken by the Glamorgan bards into 'Bardic history and science' and their discovery of 'the true principles of Poetry and versification', etc.; 435-7, notes containing general reflections on changes in the Welsh language and poetry from the late thirteenth century onwards; and 438, a list of six Welsh triads.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Cywydd y Drindod

The original manuscript and author's drafts of 'Cywydd y Drindod' by David Richards (Dafydd Ionawr) and a transcript of the poem, with an introduction prepared for the press.

Richards, David, 1751-1827

Gwaith Dafydd Ionawr

Transcripts by Robert Oliver Rees of poetry, letters, etc., by David Richards (Dafydd Ionawr) and of poetry by others relating to him and his work.

Richards, David, 1751-1827

Gwaith Gweirydd ap Rhys,

Notebooks of Robert John Pryse (Gweirydd ap Rhys), containing shelf lists of parts of his library; a list of books which he acquired from Daniel P. Jones; material for an essay ('Hanes Feirniadol Barddoniaeth Gymraeg y 18fed ganrif'); a copy of the grant of a Royal Bounty to R. J. Pryse, 1887; and a letter by M. O. Evans, Independent minister at Trefriw, 1884.

Pryse, Robert John, 1807-1889

Henry Salesbury's Dictionary

A volume containing a transcript, 1785, by Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) of Henry Salesbury's Dictionary (pp. 5-152). Also included is an elegy to Evan Evans, [1788], in the autograph of David Ellis (pp. 1-2).

Ellis, David, 1736-1795

Llyfr Cwmbychan,

'Cywyddau' and other poems by John Vaughan, Wiliam Phylip, Siôn Phylip, Sion Dafydd ap Siencyn, Edwart ap Rhys, Raff ap Robert, Dafydd Nanmor, Gruff[u]dd Gr[y]g, Simwnt Fychan, Richard Phylip, Siôn Tudur, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, Rhys Cain, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Wiliam Llŷn, Syr David Owen, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Thomas Prys, Siôn Mowddwy, Wiliam Cynwal, Edmwnd Prys, Siôn Cain, Ellis Wynne, Ellis Rowland, Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Ffowc Prys, Iolo Goch, Dafydd Epynt, etc.

Llyfr englynion William Siôn,

A volume of 'englynion' entitled 'llyfr wiliam Siôn o fryn saeth', and partly in the hand of David Jones ('Dewi Fardd'). Many of the 'englynion' are unattributed, and the few poets represented in the volume are William Cynwal, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Ellis ap Llew[elyn], Rhys ap Niclas, Sion Philip, Dr. Sion Siengcin, Lewis Menai, Owen Jones ('o dref machynlleth'), Sion Tudur, Thomas Eufan, Ed'd ap Raff, Wm. Sion Wyn, Da'dd Siengcin, Iolo Goch, Dafydd Jones ('o Drefriw, tan yr yw', 'Dewi Fardd', 'Dewi Sion'), Moris Powel, Hyw Morris ('ar ei glafwely'), William Philip, Owen Griffydd, Mr. Mredydd Wyn ('o lanyfudd'), and Rowlant Preis. Also bound in the volume are a list of texts of sermons, 1720-1724, preached partly by Mr. Anwill, Mr. Nanney, and Mr. Thomas; and fragments of printed almanacs, among them being that of [Thomas Jones], 1686, and that of [John Jones, 'Philomath'], 1739, both published in Shrewsbury.

David Jones and others.

'Llyfr Gwyn Mechell ...'

'Llyfr Gwyn Mechell, sef Casgliad o Ganiadau ... wedi ei ysgrifenu gan William Bulkeley, Yswain o'r Brynddu, Llanfechell yn Mon ...', containing 'cywyddau', etc. by Sion ap Hywel ap Llywelyn Fychan, Morys Dwyfech (Morus ap Dafydd ab Ifan ab Einion), Lewis Glyn Cothi, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Hywel [ap] Rheinallt, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Sion Tudur, Tudur Aled, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Rhydderch ap Richard, Huw ap Rhys Wyn, Ieuan ap Rhydderch ab Ieuan Llwyd, Lew[y]s Môn, Sypyn Cyfeiliog, Ieuan Deulwyn, Wiliam Llŷn, Sion Phylip, Maredudd ap Rhys, Huw Pennant, Gruffudd ap Dafydd ap Hywel, Rhisiart ap Hywel, Huw Arwystli, Dafydd Manuel, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Edward Samuel, Wiliam Cynwal, Roger Cyffin, Huw Mor[y]s, Robert Wynn ('Ficcar Gwyddelwern'), John Roger, John Davies ('Sion Dafydd Las'), Rhisiart Brydydd Brith, Simwnt Fychan, Huw Llwyd ('o Gynfal'), Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Iolo Goch, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Guto'r Glyn, Bedo Phylip Bach, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Rhydderch ap Sion, Edwart ap Rhys, Syr Dafydd Llwyd, John Griffith (Llanddyfnan), Elen G[oo]dman, Rhisart Gray, Huw Humphreys ('Person Trefdraeth'), Rhisiart [Richard] Bulkeley, Owen Prichard Lewis, Dafydd ap Huw'r Gô ('o Fodedern'), Rhys Gray, Edward Morus, Sion Prys, John Williams ('o Bontygwyddel'), Dafydd Llwyd (Sybylltir), Lewis Meurig ('y Cyfreithiwr'), Peter Lewis, Roger Williams, Wiliam Peilyn, Richard Abram [Abraham], Huw [Hugh] Bulkeley ('o Lanfechell') and Ifan Jones ('o'r Berthddu'); together with extracts relating to State affairs in the reign of Charles I.

Bulkeley, William, 1691-1760

Llyfr nodiadau,

A commonplace book kept by Ioan Pedr containing a large number of notes on a variety of subjects; 'englynion', hymns and other poetry; folk- and nursery-rhymes; tales, games and anecdotes relating mainly to Bala and district; a Welsh translation of Shakespeare: Hamlet, Act I, Scene I; notes on sheep ear-marks, with examples and diagrams; lists of poems by Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'); biographical, bibliographical and philological notes, including lists of dialect words; inscriptions and epitaphs at Llanycil church; a copy of a letter written 21 September 1828 from Delaware, U.S.A., by John Edwards ('Eos Glan Twrch') to his parents at Tynyfedw, Cynllwyd, Merioneth; etc.

Ioan Pedr.

Material relating to Morysiaid Môn, etc.,

A scribbling tablet in the hand of J. H. Davies containing extracts and notes from manuscripts in the British Museum, the National Library of Wales and Cardiff Free Library and from printed sources largely on the correspondence of, and poetry by or relating to, the Morris brothers ('Morysiaid Môn'), Goronwy Owen ('o Fôn'), Evan Evans ('Ieuan Fardd') and Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg').

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