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A Welsh grammar,

A manuscript containing a Welsh grammar. A note in the hand of Moses Williams reads: 'This copy is out of a MS. lent me by R. Mostyn of Penbedw Esqr., which MS. formerly belong'd to Thomas ap Ivan of Hendre Forfydd [i.e. Peniarth MS 157]...

Moses Williams and another.

Poetry,

A manuscript containing poetry mainly of the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries, the poets cited including Siôn Brwynog, Lewis Menai, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Wiliam Cynwal and Siôn and Rhisiart Phylip, but also including earlier poets such as Iolo Goc...

Richard Morris (index) and another.

A treatise descriptive of arms

A manuscript in three hands containing a treatise on arms addressed to Morgan Elfael (fl. c. 1528-1541) from Hywel ap Syr Mathew (d. 1581); also poetry, etc. Pp. 1-165 are in the autograph of Hywel ap Syr Mathew and were written in 1557 (cf. the w...

Hywel ap Syr Mathew and others.

Vocabularies,

A manuscript containing vocabularies 'communicated by Mr Baxter 1714', 'by John Rhydderch 1710' and by 'David Wynn Rector of Machynlleth'.

Poetry,

A manuscript in the hands of the Reverend Samuel Williams, Moses Williams, Iaco ab Dewi and others, containing one hundred and sixty-eight numbered items, mainly poetry, including about two hundred and thirty-five triads (item 13). The poets cited...

Reverend Samuel Williams, Moses Williams, Iaco ab Dewi, Edward Lhuyd and others.

Boundaries within Wales, &c.,

'Gossodedigaetheu a Messureu y Deyrnas, Cantrevi a Chymydeu Kymry', being a list of hundreds, commotes and other geographical divisions within Wales. At the end of every division is a list of its castles.The list of 'Cantreds and Co...

Brut y Brenhined,

A composite, imperfect text made up of parts of two independent manuscripts, with the early chapters by a third hand; all three hands belong to the same type or school of writing, and cannot be separated by many years.Hand A (pp. i, 1-25) has 21 l...

Poetry and prophecies,

A manuscript containing poetry by Dafydd ap Gwilym, Guto'r Glyn, Dafydd ab Edmwnd and others (pp. 1-102 (the text beginning at p. 99 being a fragment only)); and Myrddin's 'Vaticinium' (pp. 131-146).The manuscript is written in...

Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622?

Theological tracts, &c.,

A manuscript, unusually well written for the time, containing theological tracts (pp. 1-5, 1-8); the Dialogue between Guido and the Prior (pp. 9-35); and the Gospel of Nicodemus (pp. 36-44).

The Bruts, genealogical tables and pedigrees,

A manuscript containing the Bruts (pp. 67-203, 213-292); genealogical tables (pp. 6-66); pedigrees (pp. 293-350); &c. The text is bi-columnar in several styles of writing and in different shades of ink but by one hand, probably that of Owain G...

Owain Gwynedd and [?Robert Vaughan].

The works of Aneirin and Taliesin,

A manuscript containing, in excellent script by William Owen-Pughe, the works of Aneirin and Taliesin, etc. At the beginning of the volume are sketches of human faces, followed by notes on 'Gafis' and 'Deffrobani' and on the Ir...

William Owen-Pughe.

Poetry,

A manuscript written in several hands, one of which is that of John Dafydd, 1750, containing poetry by Edward Morris, Lewis Jones 'o'r Pandy', John Edwards ('Siôn Ceiriog'), Huw Morys and others.

John Dafydd and others.

Theological tracts, poetry, &c.,

A manuscript written c. 1556 (see p. 184) containing triads (pp. 1-6); theological tracts (pp. 7-8, 26-42, 142-146, 152, 154, 167); a calendar (pp. 43-64); poetry (pp. 9-25, 65-141, 147, 149); etc. The poets cited include Taliesin, Iolo Goch, Siôn...

Y Marchog Crwydrad,

A manuscript containing Y Marchog Crwydrad, being a translation into Welsh of W[illiam] Goodyear's English version of Le Voyage du Chevalier Errant by Jean de Cartigny. Egerton Phillimore has inserted the following note: 'This MS. was wr...

Welsh Laws, &c.,

A manuscript containing the Welsh Laws, being a transcript of British Museum MS Harleian Titus D. II. Three folios at the beginning and two at the end contain poetry in Welsh and Latin, etc. There are also some items of a corn account.The general ...

Poetry, prophecies, &c.,

A manuscript containing cywyddau brud and other poetry (pp. 7-8, 13-78, 87-94, 101-111, 115-130, 135-136, 154-298), the poets cited including Taliesin, Dafydd Nanmor, Dafydd ab Edmwnd and Siôn Tudur; prophecies of Merlin (pp. 79-86, 112-114, 131-1...

Brut y Tywysogion,

A manuscript containing Brut y Tywysogion. Ff. 1-111, 114-121 are in the autograph of Richard ap John of Scorlegan, Llangynhafal.The text is a copy of Mostyn MS 116 when that manuscript was complete.

Richard ap John.

Ystoriau Owen ab Urien, &c.,

A manuscript containing 'Ystoriaeu Owen ap Urien [pp. 13-56], y Llong Voel [pp. 57-64], Aristotle ac Alexander [pp. 65-75], a Saith Doethion Rhuvein [pp. 76-145]'; together with Breuddwyd Goronwy Ddu (pp. 146-153); 'Rhyveddodeu Ynys...

Ieuan ap Ieuan ap Madog.

Poetry, &c.,

A manuscript containing mainly (pp. 7-181) pieces by and in the autograph of William Salesbury of Bachymbyd, in which the author evidently deliberately imitated the style and manner of Rhys Prichard ('Yr Hen Ficer'; 1579?-1644), some of ...

William Salesbury [?and others].

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