Astronomy -- Early works to 1800



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Amrywiol farddoniaeth a llenyddiaeth

A miscellany of prose and verse in the hand of John Davies (or David), Pentre Vidoc (i.e. Pentre Foelas). It includes 'Efengyl Nicodemus'; a chronicle of historical events from A.D. 542 to 1463, 'Ex libro Joannis prise Militis Ag allan o lyfr Tho. William pysugwr'; a fragment of a work on geography and astronomy; 'Yr achosion y dyle pob dyn ymochel rhag Meddwdod'; 'trioedd'; 'Dymma Historia am y sawl o Droea ai Distrowiad. A yscrifenwyd Gyntaf yn Roeg gan Daret frigius Ac a Goppiodd Fouk Owen o Nantglyn allan o hen lyfr oedd wedi ei yscrifennu ar Felam er ys 300 o Flynyddoedd yn y Flwyddyn 1669. Ac a Gopiodd Sion Dafydd, o Bentre Vidoc (neu Bentre'r Voylas) yn y flwyddyn 1754', being a version of the 'brut' of 'Dares Phrygius' followed by the 'prologue' to 'Brut y Brenhinoedd' and a version of the first part of 'Brut y Brenhinoedd' down to the death of Brutus; and miscellaneous poems.

Transcripts relating to logic and dialectic, etc.

A volume of transcripts in three hands of texts relating to logic and dialectic and to cosmology and astronomy, e.g. 'Logicae et Dialecticae nomina indiscriminatim usurpantur, ne tamen differunt', 'De Coelo', 'De Motu Sphvrorum recto et transuerso', 'De Stellis', 'De Stellis fixis et Planetis', etc. Among later additions are a list of payments and purchases, 1746-8 (including the purchase of a 'sive at Lampeter') and verses (81 recto, 82 recto) entitled 'On Orinda & her Incomparable Pompey' and 'On Mrs. Philips her Pompey'.