File NLW MS 2023B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Chronicles, poetry, &c.

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Chronicles, poetry, &c.


  • [1751x1787] (Creation)

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i, 214 ff. (paginated 428; several old foliations; some leaves blank) ; 205 x 160 mm. and less.

Leather over boards; 'Brithwai[th] Vol. 8' (ink on spine); bookplate of Evan Evans inside front cover.

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Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn', 1701-1765) was a poet and scholar.

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A composite volume in the hand of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing notes on the Statute of Rhuddlan by Lewis Morris (pp. 1-11); Welsh poetry with Latin translations (pp. 12-32) and further Welsh poetry, by Iolo Goch, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Guto'r Glyn, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys (Hywel Dafi) and others (pp. 237-408); notes on musical notation (pp. 33-84) and on 'the music of the antient Britons' (pp. 90-99); a poem to 'J. W. Parry or twr gwyn' by Goronwy Owen (pp. 85-89); a list of manuscripts at Hengwrt in 1738, including Dr John Davies's Dictionary (p. 100); 'Vocabula Gallica' (pp. 101-116); chronicles, including an account of the British Princes by Bishop Humphreys (pp. 117-140) and a copy of 'Llyfr W. Llyn' (pp. 409-428); 'Gosodiad, Mesureu, Rhyfeddodeu etc. Ynys Brydein' (pp. 141-190); and 'The Saxon Heptarchy' (pp. 191-236); etc.

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

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Welsh, English, Latin.

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Bindings disintegrating.

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Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, ed. by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, 2 vols (London: HMSO, 1898-1910), II (1905), 862-863.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 56.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 2023B.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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