File 110B. - Barddoniaeth,

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110B.

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Barddoniaeth,

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  • [1757x1802] (Creation)

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The volume bears the names of Hugh Jones, Bettws Gwerfil Goch, 1845, and Mary Jones, Bettws.

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An imperfect composite volume largely in the hand of David Rowland, Bala, and begun by him probably in 1757. It includes 'cywyddau' and other poems in strict metres by Owen Griffith (Gruffudd), Gwerfil Vachan ('Gwyrfyl merch Howel Vaughan o flodwal', 1590), Tudur Aled, Mr William Wynne, David ab Gwilim, Edward Maurice, Owen Gwynedd, Ned Rowland, Rowland Hughes 'or Graienun' (1758, 1776), Taliesin, Sr Roger, John David, Meredyth ap Reec, Humphrey Dafydd ab Evan, Dafudd Nanmor, Robert Lewis (1767), Robert William(s) (1768), Rice Jones 'or Blaene' (1774), etc.; poems in free metres ('carolau', 'dyriau', 'tribannau', etc.) by Maurice Richard, Robert Sion Evan (1668), Rowland Hughes, Lewis Morris ['Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'], Hugh Hughes ['Y Bardd Coch o Fôn'], Gwilim ab Ierwerth (William Edwards 'o Lanfawr'), John Dafudd lâs ('pan oedd yn gwisgo Lifre Hugh Nanau Esqr.'), Ellis Roberts, William Pirs Dafydd, and Hugh Jones (Llangwm), together with several anonymous 'cerddi'; and prose texts comprising an extract from the parish register of 'Tre Gwayan', Anglesey, 2 March 1581[/2] ('Fe fu farw hen wr ymhlwu Tregauan yn Sir Fôn un William ab Howel ab Dafydd ab Ierwerth, ai oed yn : 105 : o flynyddoedd, ag fe fu yn briod dair gwaith ...'), traditional lore in connection with two lakes in Snowdonia ('yn yr Ryri') called 'y Dulyn' and 'ffynnon y llyffaint' (... 'allan o hên lyfre Thomas Price o Blâs Iolyn Esqr'), 'Rhinwedd y Ceiliog', 'Dyma hanes Peilatus ap Jerus' ('medd llyfr Antwn o Went'), 'Dyma Hannes yn dangos fel yr aeth Joseph i brynu lliain gan Sydonia I amdoi Corph Crist', 'Dechreu Araeth Wgan', and an anecdote testified by Richard ap John 'o Llanganhafal yn nyffryn Clwyd' concerning a five years' old boy of Llanfachreth in Merioneth who in 1615 could play the harp 'yn Gynghaneddol Gowir Dane'. There is also a list, in a later hand, of preachers and their texts at a [Methodist Association, c. 1800, and an inset of 12 pp. in the hand of 'Huw ap Huw' [i.e. Hugh Hughes, 'Y Bardd Coch o Fôn' containing elegies to Lewis Morys ['Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'] by Gronwy Owen and the scribe. The volume is lettered 'Cerddi Cymraeg'.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 110B.

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vtls005595349

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ISYSARCHB55

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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