File Llanstephan MS 37 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Canwyll y Cymry, &c.,

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Llanstephan MS 37 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Canwyll y Cymry, &c.,


  • [1637] / (Creation)

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330 pp.

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The following names occur in the margins: Thomas Jones (p. 11), 'Edward fflide' (p. 14), George Davies (p. 96, &c.), 'Dd: Davies' (p. 110), 'Katherin Evens her book 1697' (p. 171), and 'Edward Davies his book' (p. 320).

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Canwyll y Cymry, carols and 'dyrïau', being compositions of the Reverend Rice Prichard, M.A. ('Yr Hen Ficer') (1579?-1644) (pp. 7-146), vicar of Llandovery, and others in the hand of William Salisbury, Bachymbyd. The manuscript was completed on 20th April 1637 (see pp. 148b, 327). The Reverend Prichard's works include a considerable number which seem never to have been published. Some of the poets whose works appear include Rhys Cain, Sion Tudur, Edmwnd Prys and Llywarch Hen. On p. 328 there is a note on the hot summer and early harvest of the year 1638, the harvest of 1637, and high winds in October 1638.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 486-492.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Shirburn MS C. 17.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 37 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 37.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 37 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..