File 141C. - Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru

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Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru


  • [1773x1825]. (Creation)

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The volume was the gift to Jacob Jones, Mynydd Paris and Amlwch by the Reverend Jeremiah Griffiths, [vicar of] T[ywyn, Merioneth] ('Gweinidog [Tywyn] Meirionydd'), 14 October 17[ ]. The volume bears a number of other personal names and autographs and there are some additions to the early 19th century, e.g. by Edward Prichard, Llaneilian, Hugh Hughes, slater, and Joseph Jones, son of Jacob Jones, to whom the volume was later presented by his father (its previous recipient).

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A copy of Rhys Jones (ed.): Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru ... (Amwythig, 1773), with copious late eighteenth century manuscript additions entered partly in the margin and partly (largely) on bound-in leaves at the beginning and the end. The majority of the additions are in the hand of Jacob Jones, recipient of the volume (see note, below). These consist mainly of prose texts of 'a Letter written by our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and found 18 miles from Iconium 65 years after Our Saviour's Crucifixion ...', 'King Agbarus's Letter' and 'Our Saviour's Answer', and 'Sentulius's Epistle to the Senate of Rome'; culinary and medical recipes ('Receipts of Sundries'); and 'cywyddau', 'englynion', 'cerddi', metrical psalms, etc. by William Edward, W. Evans, Mr Goronwy Owen, Jacob Jones, Dafydd Davies ('Llongwr', 'ai Dwedod yn Aberdyfi Meirion 1773'), 'Tad gwehydd Sychnant sir feirion', [David Jones] ('Dewi Fardd'), Hu Jones (Llangwm), J. Jenkins, Taliesin, Ann Fochan [sic], ?Hugh Jones (Glan Conwy), Mathew Owen ('o Langar'), [Thomas Edwards] ('Twm o'r Nant'), Mr Risiart Rhys ('Or Gwerllwyn, Ym Merthyr Tydfil, yn Swydd Trefaldwyn'), Jno. Roberts ('Almanaccwr Caer Gybimon'), Huw ap Huw, Dafydd Jones ('or Penrhyn deudraeth'), Mr Jones ('Ficcar Llanbryn Mair'), Elis Rowland, Ellis Roberts ('y Cowper'), Ioan ab William, T. ab G., Hugh ab Sion, Edmund Prys, Robert Jones, John Peters, Wm. Griffiths, Thos. Jones, Huw Rob[erts], Edward Jones, Ierwerth Fynglwyd, Howel Daf[ydd] ap Ieuan ap Rhys, Tudur Aled, William Llun, John Phillip, Lewis Morys ('Llywelyn ddu'), Llywarch hen, Dafydd Nanmor, Bleddyn Fardd, Gruffydd ap yr Ynad Coch, 'one of the Parry's of Newmarket', Dafydd Brydydd Hir ('o Lanfair' dôl Haearn'), William Williams, Aneuryn Gwawdrydd, [David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri')] and Jonathn Hughes, and from printed sources.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 141C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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