File 125B. - Crwth a thelyn,

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125B.

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Crwth a thelyn,

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  • [c. 1730-1755], [1823]. (Creation)

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According to a note in the hand of J. H. Davies on the inside upper cover it was bought at a sale of Scott Hall's books at Plas Llanfaelog, Anglesey, about 1909.

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A composite collection of Welsh poetry and prose entitled 'Crwth a Thelyn. Y Rhan Gyntaf, sef y Crwth. Yr hwn Grwth a Aing ynddaw Swrn o Orchestawl Waith y Cynfeirdd, ac Ychydig o Farddoniaeth yr oes hon'. The collection was compiled by Hugh Jones, Esqr., of Talyllyn, and was begun by him about 1730. The collection comprises: Tlysau yr hen oesoedd ([C]aer-Gybi, 1735); triads ('gweddus I Ddyn yw Dyscu ai Cofio'. Wedi ei Sgrifen[n]u gan y Gwr da urddasol hwn[n]w a elwir Bol Haul ai law ei hun, i Hugh Jones o Gwm[m]inod yn Sir Fôn, Wr Bonheddig. Caergybi Ionawr y 13 ... 1737... [fel] y Tystia Wm. Morris'); cywyddau, etc., by Sion Tudur, Rhydderch ap Sion, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Edward Maelor, Rhys Goch o Eryri, Hugh Jones ('Vicar Llanvair yn nyffryn Clwyd'), Doctor Sion Cent, Thomas Prys, Hugh Arw'stl, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Gruffydd Llwyd ap Ifan, Michael Prichard, John (Sion) Thomas ('o Fodedarn'), (Gwen Arthur, and Sian Sampson ? = Michael Prichard), Lewis Morris ('Hydrographer'), J[ohn] D[avies] ('John Dafydd Laes'), Hugh Hughes ['Y Bardd Coch o Fôn], Rhys Penardd, John Prichard Prys, William Philyp, David Manuel, and William Wynn; 'Tri thlws ar ddeg o Frenindlysau ynys Brydain ...'; verses in English entitled 'Sidanan, or a Song in Praise of the Glorious Queen Elizabeth' (by 'Edward ap Rhys Wynne ... of Clygyrog in Anglesey fellow of Wadham Coll: Oxon'); 'Drygioni Medddod'; poetry in free metres by Harri William ('o blwyf Blaenau Gwent ...') ('Llym[m]a freuddwyd Gronw ddu wyr Dydur fychan o fon ar Gan'), Huw Dafi ('o Wynedd'), L. Morris ('Sion Onest'), Ambros Lewis, etc.; verses entitled 'On Rome's pardons, by the Earl of Rochester'; 'An Inscription on the Tomb Stone of one Margaret Scot who died at Dalkeith ... the 9th of February 1738'; a veterinary recipe in the form of a Welsh 'pennill'; 'Englynion Einion ab Gwalchmai o Dre Feilir pan ddaeth adre wedi bod ar goll ...'; copies of letters from Lewis Morris ['Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'] to Sion Thomas ('o Fodedern') ('pan oedd beirdd Arfon gwedi Cyhoeddi Rhyfel yn erbyn Ardderchawg Feirdd ynus Fon') (together with a reply), from Michael Prichard, Llanllyfni, and from John Thomas Owen ('o Fodedarn') to Hugh Jones, 1730 (poetry by Gwen Arthur and Sian Sampson), and from Lewis Morris to [William] Vaughan, Cors y Gedol, 1743 (the writer's circumstances); an account of the descendants of William David ab Howel, Tregaian (see Cwrtmawr MS 110); tombstone inscriptions from Abergelau; 'Marwnad William Davydd a elwir yn gyffredin Bol Haul, y Twrnai ...' by Lewis Morris; 'Colins Complaint translated by Mr. L. Morris, neu Cwynfan Siencyn'; 'A Preachment on Malt'; 'englynion' in English by David Manuel, 1690; a transcript, 1755, of Egluryn Ffraethineb (Llundain, 1595) of Henry Perri; and a draft essay, in a later hand, on 'O Dduw mae pob peth' for the London Cymmrodorion Society, 1823. The volume is lettered on the spine 'Crwth a Thelyn. Vol. I'.

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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 125). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 5595364. Date: 20030207. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 125) : Surface dust and debris between pages near spine folds, waterstaining and fingermarks, iron-gall ink has stained many pages, both boards detached, boards bent and leather worn and cracked exposing boards, both caps and portions of spine leather missing, endbands missing, paper worn exposing boards at edges, sewing and supports broken resulting in split bookblock and detached sections, p302-303 torn out leaving fragment, edges of pages torn and damaged at front of volume. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 125). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 5595364. Date: 20030502. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: E. Pugh. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 125) : Pulled and rebound volume, lettered spine with gold foil. Institution: WlAbNL.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 125B.

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vtls005595364

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ISYSARCHB55

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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