File NLW MS 1971B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Commonplace book

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NLW MS 1971B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Commonplace book

Date(s)

  • [1770s] (Creation)

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File

Extent and medium

332 ff. (paginated 1-664; various old foliations; pp. 29-32, 132-135, 149-152, 174-180, 452-460, 508-512 blank) ; c. 205 x 165 mm.

Calf over boards with a leather spine; blind tooling.

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Scope and content

A composide volume in the hand of the Rev. Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing Welsh and English poetry (pp. 1-102, 127-207, 215-393, 497-507, 549-664), by Ieuan Fardd himself, Edward Richard, Tudur Aled and Edmwnd Prys and others, as well as extracts from Pope's Messiah (including a Welsh translation) (pp. 33, 47) and a translation from the work of Milton (pp. 215-242). One poem (pp. 153-173) is dedicated to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. There are also extracts from Virgil's Fourth Eclogue, with Beattie's translation into English (pp. 13-28), from Dryden's translation of Virgil (109: The Song of Simeon) (pp. 103-114), from Lord Lyttelton's history of Henry II (1767) (pp. 115-125), and from 'Llyfr Plas y Ward' ('Ystori Gr: ap Cynan') (pp. 397-428); copies of letters from Dr Tancred Robinson to Robert Davies, Llannerch, and between Robert Davies and William Lloyd, bishop of St Asaph (pp. 429-451); 'A letter on British History' relating to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Humphrey Llwyd and others (pp. 461-492); a copy of a translation, 1629, by the Rev. Richard Lloyd of a work by Arthur Dent (second edition (1683), edited by Charles Edwards, with a copy of Charles Edwards's preface) (pp. 493-496); a copy of the title, dedication, etc. of James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (London, 1660) (pp. 513-548); etc.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English, Latin.

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Finding aids

Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, ed. by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, 2 vols (London: HMSO, 1898-1910), II (1905), 802-804.

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Existence and location of copies

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 2.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 1971B.

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Title based on contents.

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vtls006090840

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 1971B.
  • Text: NLW MS 1971B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..