File NLW MS 23692A. - Barddoniaeth

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NLW MS 23692A.




  • 1826-1876 (Creation)

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84 ff. (old pagination 3-86; ff. 59 verso-69 verso blank; ff. 70-83, 84 verso, inverted text) ; 150 x 100 mm.

Half leather with blind tooling.

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Dr Glyn Tegai Hughes; Tregynon; Donation; 1997; A1997/65.

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A volume containing Welsh poetry in free and strict metres, in the hand of David Evans (Dewi Dysul), Llandysul, Cardiganshire (see W. J. Davies, Hanes Plwyf Llandyssul (Llandysul, 1896, repr. 1992), pp. 253-5), mostly written by himself and relating to local events and personalities. Also included are diary entries, 1839-1872, relating to the weather and agricultural memoranda (ff. 70-81verso, inverted text).
The volume contains a Welsh carol, 1828 (ff. 1-2), Welsh poems sent as Valentines, 1850-1851 (ff. 13, 15, 33), a poem in praise of Llanover Hall, [1860s] (f. 52 verso), a poem in praise of John Hopkins (Ioan Glan Tees), 1863 (ff. 53 recto-verso), a Welsh metrical version of Mother Shipton's Prophecy, 1873 (f. 59), a poem on the death of the son of David Davies (Glan Cunllo), 1867 (f. 55 verso), and a chart of early-nineteenth century Welsh poets compiled by John William Thomas (Arfonwyson), [c. 1840] (f. 74 verso).

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • Welsh

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Original front cover missing, repaired at NLW; leaf missing before f. 1.

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Digital version available (viewed June 2016)

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23692A.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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May 2009.


  • English



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Description revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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