File 11B. - Barddoniaeth,

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11B.

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Barddoniaeth,

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  • [1775x1795]. (Creation)

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The volume belonged in 1797 to David Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'] and in 1836 to Owen Williams. Iit subsequently passed into the library of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd').

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A manuscript in three parts in the hand of David Ellis. The first part contains 'Cywyddau' and some 'awdlau' and 'englynion' by William Cynwal, Sion Tudur, Robin Ddu, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Syr Hugh Roberts, William Llyn Bencerdd, Richd. Abraham, Richard Cynwal ('o Gappel Garmon') Llowdden, Evan ap Tudur Penllyn, Howel ap Reinallt, Tudur Aled Bencerdd, Lewis Daron, Gruffydd Hiraethog, Sion Brwynog Bencerdd, Richard ap Howel ap Dafydd ap Einion, Edward ap Hugh, Thomas Gwynedd, Hugh Pennant, Lewis Menai, Simwnt Fychan Bencerdd, Ifan Tew Brydydd, Hugh Arwystl, Richard Cynwal, Rhys Cain, Lewis ap Edward, Sion Mowddwy, Richard Phylip, Gruffudd Hafren, Rowland Fychan Yswain, Sion Cain (1633), Hwmphrey Howel, Sion Dafis ('Person Garthbeibio'), Huw Hughes ('o Lwydiarth Esgob ym Mon') (c. 1770), and Dafydd Elis; 'Hanes Taliessin'; and 'Englynion yr Eryr'. At the beginning of this section is a progressive list of poems ('Cynnwysiad o'r Cywyddau ...'), an alphabetical index ('Cynnwysiad Llyth'rennol') of first lines, and an index of poets ('Enwau'r Beirdd'), all in the hand of David Ellis, and an incomplete list of poets in the hand of Owen Williams, Waunfawr. The second part of the manuscript contains 'Cywyddau' and a few 'awdlau' by Mathew Bromffild, Tudur Aled, Sion Brwynog, Lewis Mon, Sion Tudur, Rhys Goch Glyn Dyfrdwy, Morys Dwyfech otherwise Morys ab Ifan ab Einion, Gwilym ap Sefnyn, Gutto'r Glynn, Howel ap Reinallt, William Llyn, Lewis Daron, Gwilym ap Ifan Hen, Guttun Owain, Cynwrig ap Dafydd Goch, Owain ap Llywelyn Moel, Rhys Goch o'r Yri, Rhys Goch ap Ddafydd, Robin Ddu Fardd, Tudur Penllyn, Rhys Pennarth, Lewis ap Edward, Dafydd Pennant, Roger Cyffin ('Efe a fu'n Berson yn Llanberis'), Owain ap Llywelyn ap y Moel, Leweis Menai, Robert Ifans, Lewis Morganwg Bencerdd, Owain Waed Da, Griffudd Grug, Hugh Pennant, Morys Berwyn, and Watkin Clywedog. According to a note at the end by David Ellis, 7 June 1777, the greater part of this section was transcribed from a manuscript believed to be in the hand of Siôn Brwynog [Cwrtmawr MS 312]. The third part of the manuscript contains a transcript of the text of 'Y Gododdin' ('Y Gwawdodyn') in old and modern orthography; an 'awdl' in English ('O michti Ladi, our leding...') by Ieuan ap Rhydderch ap Ieuan Llwyd ('o Ogerddan') or Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, transcribed in 1785 from a manuscript of John Jones (Sion ap Wiliam Sion), Gell[i] Lyfrdy [sic]; and 'cywyddau' and an 'awdl' by Sion Phylip, Huw Arwystl, Sion Keri, Sion Tudur, Ieuan Tew Ieuaf, Sion Tudur ('o Wicwar'), Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Sion Mowddwy, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Sion Dafydd Siancyn, Risart Phylip, and Huw Llwyd Cynfel. At the end of the manuscript is a progressive list of poems ('Cynnwysiad') contained in the second section, an alphabetical index ('Cynnwysiad llyth'rennol') of first lines, an index of poets ('Enwau'r Beirdd') and a progressive list of poems ('Cynnwysiad') contained in the third section, all in the hand of David Ellis, together with an incomplete list of poets contained in the second section in the hand of Owen Williams, Waunfawr ('Owain Gwyrfai'). There are numerous additions, variants, and annotations in the hands of Owen Williams, P[eter Bailey] W[illiams], [Griffith Williams] ('Gutyn Peris'), and [Professor Thomas Gwynn Jones]. The manuscript is bound uniformly with Cwrtmawr MS 10 and 12 and the spine is lettered 'Dafydd Ellis MS'.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 11B.

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vtls005595251

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ISYSARCHB55

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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