File NLW MS 13239C. - 'Y cynfeirdd Cymryig',

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NLW MS 13239C.


'Y cynfeirdd Cymryig',


  • [1784x1800] / (Creation)

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Pages numbered i-xii, 1-432, with twenty-nine blank pages. Bound in mottled calf with gold roll around the sides, with gold-panelled spine.

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A manuscript volume bearing the title 'GODODIN M.S.'. The volume contains a collection of transcripts made by William Owen [-Pughe] in 1784 of Cynfeirdd poetry and is entitled 'Y Cynfeirdd Cymryig sef (Barddoniaeth yr Oesoedd Cynnaraf] Cynnulliad Gwilym Owain, o Feirion'. There is a water- colour sketch on page ii incorporating the quotation 'Bedd Tydain [sic] Tad Awen Yngodir Bron Aren' which is written in the bardic alphabet as is 'Barddoniaeth yr Oesoedd Cynnaraf' on the title-page (p. iii). The contents of the volume are listed by title on pages vii-xi, and variant readings have been added in the margins at a later date referring to 'Llyfr P.P.' [Paul Panton], 'Llyfr E.D.' [Edward Davies of Olveston, co. Gloucester], and 'Ll.H.' [Llyfr Hir]. Most of the contents of this volume have been published in The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales . . ., Vol. 1, (London, 1801), although not in the same order. The poems in the present manuscript are attributed to the following poets: Aneurin Gwawdrydd, Llywarch Hen, Taliesin, Golyddan, Meigant, Myrddin Wyllt, Elaeth, and Gwenddydd chwaer Merddyn Wyllt.

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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 Mysevin 19.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 13239C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 13239C.