File NLW MS 1983B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - The Gododdin, &c.

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The Gododdin, &c.


  • [1758] (Creation)

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226 ff. (foliated 1-153 and 1-73; ff. 1 verso-4 verso, 152 verso blank) ; 210 x 160 mm. and less.

Bound in leather in Dublin, 1759; 'CYNFEIRDD CYMREIG' (gold on spine).

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Two volumes of transcripts, [1758], compiled Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), subsequently bound as one volume. Part I (foliated 1-153) contains 'The Gododin an Heroic poem of the sixth Century transcribed from a Copy of Thomas Wiliams of Trefriw M.D., and the Works of Taliessin from Dr Davies of Mallwyd's hand, and other particulars wrote by the Revd Mr. Evan Evans' (f. 1) and includes transcripts of Llyfr Aneirin (ff. 5 verso-36), Llyfr Taliesin (ff. 37-126) and other manuscripts.
Part II (foliated 1-73) contains further poetry, by poets including Llywarch Hen, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnd and Gutun Owain (ff. 1-28, 34 verso-47); notes on Welsh orthography (following the cywydd beginning at f. 19); a list of poets from a manuscript of Dr John Davies (f. 39 verso); a copy of Sir Thomas Wiliems's Preface to his Latin-Welsh Dictionary (ff. 48-64); a letter, dated 26 January 1757, from Lewis Morris to 'Mr. Vaughan of Corsygedol' (ff. 65-69); a letter, dated 14 June 1755, from Richard Morris to the same Mr Vaughan, enclosing a copy of the Transactions of the Society of Cymmrodorion and referring to Lewis Morris and to Goronwy Owen (ff. 70-71); and a table of contents for Part I only, [?in the hand of Owain Myfyr] (f. 72).

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

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Welsh, English.

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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), 818-823.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 14 i & ii.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 1983B.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 1983Bi & ii.
  • Text: NLW MS 1983Bi & ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..