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Crwth a thelyn,

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'.

Mysteria Kabalae Bardicae,

A manuscript in the hand of Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn; 1701-65) based on a volume entitled 'Mysteria Kabalae Bardicae' and on other sources quoted by the scribe. It contains poetry by Taliesyn, Merddin, Rhys fardd, Gronw ddu o Fon, Ll'n ap Owain, Y Bardd Cwsg, Y Ffreier Bacwn, Robin Ddu, Davydd ap Gwilim, Llowarch Offeiriad, Iolo Goch, Sr Roger y ffeiriad, Huw ap Rhisiart ap Dld, Bleddyn Fardd, Gronwy Gyrriog, Gruffyth Gryg, Alis verch Gryffyth ap Ieuan, Iefan ap Rhydderch ap Ievan Llwyd, D'd Nanmor, Gvttor Glyn, Tvdvr Aled, Sion Brwynog, Gyttvn Owain, Tvdvr Penllyn, Gruffydd Llwyd ap Davydd ap Einion, Simwnt Vychan, Sion Keri, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Llewelyn ap Guttyn, Lewis Mon, Sion ap Howel ap Ll'n Vychan, Gruff. ap Ieuan ap Ll'n V'n, Rhys Meigen, Deio ap Ieuan Du, Lewis ab Edwart, Gronw ap Ednyfed, Sion Tudr, Bedo Eurddrem, Huw Arwystl, Ll'n Brydydd Hodnant, Robt. Puw, Edward Morris (Perthi Llwydion), Huw Morys, Lewis Morris, Rhys Cain, and anonymous poetry; 'Llyma freuddwyd Grono ddu o fôn'; 'Prophwydoliaeth Ddewi'; 'Prophwydoliaeth yr Eryr o Gaer Septon'; 'Prophwydoliaeth y Doctor Banystr'; 'Prophwydoliaethau Robin ddu'; a list of, and extracts from poems, by Dafydd Lloyd ap Llewelyn ap Gryffydd; 'Araith Iolo Goch'; notes from a manuscript in the hand of Thomas Prys of Plas Iolyn; 'The British Triades' translated from a copy in the hand of Mr [Robert] Vaughan of Hengwrt; 'Achau'r Cwrw a'i Fonedd a'i Hanes'; 'Some Remarks upon the Commodities of Anglesey, & Quaere wh. ye Laziness of the Inhabitants be not a great Cause of their Poverty & Want of Trade'; 'Achau Elsbeth Brenhines Lloegr'; etc. The volume was begun in 1726, and there are some additions to the year 1759. There are a few entries by Peter Bailey Williams (1821), and also by St Geo[rge] Armstrong Williams, who has included a short biography of Lewis Morris.

Triads, etc.

A manuscript in the hand of David Richards ('Dewi Silin') containing transcripts from Edward Williams ['Iolo Morganwg']: Poems, Lyric and Pastoral, Vol. II (London, 1794), pp. 217-37, of 'An Account of, and Extracts from The Welsh-Bardic Triades', 'Trioedd Braint a Defod', with an English translation entitled 'Institutional Triades', and 'Trioedd Barddas' (incomplete). Beginning at the end are an account of the city of Jerusalem ('History of the Roman Empire', vol. 2, p. 388), dissertations on 'The Resurrection' and on the Principles of Toleration, and extracts from the Salopian Journal, 24 August, 30 November 1825.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A composite volume, comprising five exercise books and numerous pieces mounted therein, largely in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen. The contents include an appeal on behalf of the 'Welsh Metropolitan Church', 1841, together with a list of subscriptions, and a brief account by Mary Richards of the origin of the movement; a prospectus of Seren Gomer, 1813; a list of subscribers to a testimonial by the laity and clergy of the diocese of St Asaph to [Edward Herbert, 2nd] earl of Powis; a prospectus of [Y] Protestant, a Welsh fortnightly newspaper [1839]; letters from Ellis Edward, Penrhos to [ ], 1786 (the will of Thomas Owen, rector of Darowen), Eleazar William, Liverpool to R[ichard] R[ichards], Vicarage, Meifod, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother Thomas), [ ] Brithdir to [Mary] Richards, 1838 (rejecting a Madam Bevan School) (incomplete), William Owen ('Ab Owen Glan Hafren') to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1824 (an invitation to a Bible Society meeting, 'englynion' to [John] Jenkins ['Ifor Ceri']), [John Jones] ('Myllin'), Llanfyllin to [David] Richards, rector of Llansilin, 1826 (a request for six copies of the Ieithiadur of Robert Dafydd [Nantglyn] for the newly-formed Welsh Society at Llanfyllin), William Williams ('Gwylym ab Iorwerth'), [Darowen] and Llanidloes, to Mair Richards, 1827-51 and undated (the writer's education by the recipient, poetry by the writer, Denbigh eisteddfod (1828), a proposed Welsh Society at Darowen, the receipt of a grammar), W. Toleman, watchmaker, Carnarvon to M[ary] Richard[s], 1826 (engraving on two silver cups for Llanbeblig Church), J. W. Prisiart, Plasybrain to Owain William, Bwlch, Pentraeth, 1825 (the writer's health, Welsh orthography) (incomplete), David Jones, minister [curate in charge], Cyffyliog [sic] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1817 (banns of marriage), Edward Richard, parish clerk ('clochydd'), Llansilin to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1830 (a proposed memorial stone for David Richard), T. Beinion, Rayto(w)n to David Richard[s], Llansilin, 1824 (personal, the writer's studies), George Sibley, Can Office to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, undated (the return of a pony), and M[ary] R[ichards], Llangynyw to [ ] [London], 1857 [recte 1851] (personal, the death of Aneurin [Owen], a tea at Meifod, references to friends]; poetry in strict and free metres ('englynion', etc.) by 'Elidir', W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], William Williams ('Gwilym Cyfeiliog'), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), Mrs Mytton ('A Welsh Translation of Mrs. Mytton's Cambrians Holyday'), Evan Evans ('[Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), R. Llwyd (Mathrafal), [Robert Llwyd Morris] ('Rhufionawg') [sic], Dafydd Richard ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [Isaac Llwyd, Mold] 'Gwyddon' (see N1922E, 22), Thomas Edward (['Twm o'r] Nant'), R[obert] D[avies] (Nantglyn), Daniel Jones (Liverpool), [William Williams] ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth'), Evan Jones (Darowen), William Jones ('G[wilym] Cawrdaf'), Rowland Parry ('Ieuan Carndochan'), Aneurin Owain, [W. Williams] 'Gwilym Bryn Mair', Thomas Lewis, E. Lewis ('E. ab Dewi'), [David Jones] ('Ieuan Cadfan'), William Philip, David Ellis (Mowddwy), Hugh Jones ('Hugh Erfyl'), D[avid] R[ichards] ('Dewi Silin'), Harri Parry (Graig y Gath), etc., and anonymous poems; a list of bards at Conway Eisteddfod, 1861; triads, 'Adar llwch gwin', 'Y Pedair Camp ar hugain', 'Naw helwriaeth', etc., from a manuscript belonging to Simon Jones; medical recipes; calligraphic exercises; etc. Some of the transcripts are dated within the period 1856-61. Among the pieces mounted on the inside covers of the exercise books is A Card, Intended to be privately put into the hand of one that Swears, written (according to an accompanying note by Mary Richards) by the Reverend John Llwyd, vicar of Hindolveston, Norfolk, son of David Llwyd, Cymerau, Tal y Bont [Cardiganshire].

Manion Cof A Chadw, I-III,

(With 323B). Two of three composite volumes largely in the hand of D. Silvan Evans containing copious transcripts of prose and poetry texts and extracts from several manuscripts in the Llanover collection, e.g. 'Dafydd ab Gwilym', 'Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug', 'Pennillion diarhebol Iolo Morganwg', 'Pennillion Serch Gwasgar Iolo Morganwg', 'Dyriau Gwasgar', 'Darnau Defnyddion Doethineb Teuluaidd', 'Gwersi Doethineb', 'Gwasgaredd Doethineb', 'Silurian Phrases' 'Cyngor i Feirdd a Dysgedigion Cymru', 'Ffermyddiaeth', 'Arferion Morganwg', 'Trioedd y Llafurwr', 'Tywyddolion', etc. The transcripts of manuscripts at Llanover were made during the period 1880-2 but some annotations by the scribe are dated to 1892. According to a note at the end of the transcript, one transcript by H[ugh[ B[rython] H[ughes] was sent for publication in Yr Haul in 1874 (see Yr Haul, 1874, pp. 427-8). A note on page 406 refers to a transcript made by Thomas Miles ('Gwas Arglwyddes Llanover') for D. Silvan Evans in September 1882. The spine of each volume is lettered 'Manion Cof a Chadw', with the appropriate volume number.

Manion Cof A Chadw, I-III,

(With 321-322C). One of three composite volumes largely in the hand of D. Silvan Evans containing copious transcripts of prose and poetry texts and extracts from several manuscripts in the Llanover collection, e.g. 'Dafydd ab Gwilym', 'Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug', 'Pennillion diarhebol Iolo Morganwg', 'Pennillion Serch Gwasgar Iolo Morganwg', 'Dyriau Gwasgar', 'Darnau Defnyddion Doethineb Teuluaidd', 'Gwersi Doethineb', 'Gwasgaredd Doethineb', 'Silurian Phrases' 'Cyngor i Feirdd a Dysgedigion Cymru', 'Ffermyddiaeth', 'Arferion Morganwg', 'Trioedd y Llafurwr', 'Tywyddolion', etc. The transcripts of manuscripts at Llanover were made during the period 1880-2 but some annotations by the scribe are dated to 1892. According to a note at the end of the transcript, one transcript by H[ugh[ B[rython] H[ughes] was sent for publication in Yr Haul in 1874 (see Yr Haul, 1874, pp. 427-8). A note on page 406 refers to a transcript made by Thomas Miles ('Gwas Arglwyddes Llanover') for D. Silvan Evans in September 1882. The spine of each volume is lettered 'Manion Cof a Chadw', with the appropriate volume number.

Medical prescriptions, etc.

A late eighteenth and early nineteenth century manuscript of Thomas Davies containing medical recipes and prescriptions, notes on the treatment of diseases and on the virtues of herbs, and a few miscellaneous notes and extracts. The contents have been taken for the most part from printed sources but a few isolated prescriptions are ascribed to Jno. Morgans, surgeon, of St Davids, 1808 (p. 346) and Mr [Thomas] Jones, Neuaddfawr [Lampeter, Cardiganshire] (pp. 349, 357). Among some extraneous matter in the volume are 'Trioedd Offeiriaid' in 'triban' metre by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') (pp. 351-4) and a transcript of a Carmarthen Bank note, 1802. There is an incomplete index at the end of the volume.

Homiliau, barddoniaeth, etc.

An imperfect and badly mutilated volume containing sermons, some of which are transcribed from Edward James: Pregethau a osodwyd allan trwy awdurdod i'w darllein vmhob Eglwys blwyf ... (Llundain, 1606); proverbial sayings, triads and short tabular texts, many probably extracted from Robert Lloyd: Llwybr hyffordd yn cyfarwyddo yr anghyfarwydd i'r Nefoedd (Llundain, 1630) e.g. 'Wyth o arwyddion ansomedig o Iechydwrieth', '... arwyddion o ddamnadigaeth [sic] .... naw arwydd ... o golledigaeth dyn', 'Achosion seguryd ...', 'Naw o fariav i gav allan or nefoedd a naw porth i fyned i vffern', 'Naw ystyrieth buddiol', 'Geiriau gwir Taliesn [sic]', 'Attebion y seithwyr doethion yw gilydd ... ', '12 pwnc cas gyn dduw ar neb ai gwnelo', 'Pedwar peth a ddyle pob dyn i myfyrio ...', 'Naw arwydd o enaid holliach', 'Wyth arwydd St Peter o Iechvdwrieth', 'Saith o arwyddion difregusaf ag ansomedigaf [sic]', 'chwe pheth sydd gas gyn yr Arglwydd... ', etc.; 'cywyddau' by [William Midleton], Doctor John Cent and William Llyn; 'cerddi' by [Rhys Prichard] 'Viccar Llanymddyfri', Rowlant Vaughan and William Philip, and anonymous and imperfect 'cerddi'; and 'Emyn Ambros ag Awstin yr hwn a elwyr te Deum ag a g[yfiei]thiwyd yn gymraeg gan Ddafydd Ddv o Hiraddig ... '.

Barddoniaeth, Trioedd, &c,

A composite manuscript written largely c. 1564 by William Salesbury (?1520-?1584) of Plas Isa, Llanrwst, translator of the New Testament, containing 'cywyddau', 'englynion', and a few 'awdlau' by Jhon Kent, Gryff. Dwnn ap Oweyn Dwnn, Guto or Glyn, Tuder Alet, Hugh Arwystl, Dafydd Nantmor, Hugh Lleyn, Dauyd ap Gwilym, Wylyam Egwad, Roland Vychan, Rychard Ierwerth ('o Abertawey'), Gruffydd ap Ieuan (Ivan) ap Ll'yn, Will. Salesbur[y], Morgan ap Res, D'd Epyn[t], Thomas Vychan, and William Phylip, and anonymous and imperfect poems; 'Trioedd Cerdd' ('Tri bai cyffredin Cerdd davod', etc.); 'Trioedd Ynys Brytain'; miscellaneous triads; 'Pemp Brenhinlluyth [Cembery]'; 'Pemptheclluyth Gwynedd'; a deaf and dumb alphabet; and 'Dyledawl goffaduriaeth am enwae yr oll veirdd a mydrwyr eill [sic] or hen Vrytanieid a llawer o ein cyfoes'.

Trysorfa yr Awen ...,

A volume written almost entirely in the autograph of John Roberts ('Siôn Lleyn'; 1749-1817) containing poetry largely of his own composition, with some items by other poets. The volume is in two sections and there is a list of contents at the beginning covering pp. 1-145 in the first section. The wording on the title-page is 'Trysorfa yr Awen sef Casgliad o Ganiadau, Sion Lleyn, 1787,' but some of the items are of later date. The other poets represented are David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu o'r Eryri'), Robert Prich[ar]d (Robert Prichiard Sion,'Robin'r Aber'), T[h]om[a]s Edward[s] Nant, D. Edward, Lewis Morys, John Hughes ('pandy bach pentre ucha yn Lleyn'), Richard Powel, Evan Owens, Glan-yllynnay (Llanystumdwy), MrEfan Efans ('Bardd hir') [Ieuan Brydydd Hir], Evan Rich[ar]d (Bryncroes), [David Jones] Dafydd Sion Pierce ('Dafydd Brydydd hir'), Dafydd ap Sion, Owen Griffith, Hugh Lloed [sic] Cynfal, Goronwy Owen(s) ('Goronwy Ddu o Fôn'), Edmund Prys and Griffith Philip. One or two items (p. 2 in the first section and pp. 142-5 at the end of the volume) appear to be in the autograph of John Thomas ('Siôn Wyn o Eifion'). One 'cywydd' in the volume (p. 118 in the first section) is headed 'Annerch Ieuan Bryncroes i Sion Lleyn wedi dyfod i ymweled a mi i Chappel Rhyd-y-Clafrdy pryd yr oeddwn yno yn cadw ysgol y fln 1791 y mis Medi' . The volume contains some notes in the autograph of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), press cuttings and also a copy (printed) of Marwnad, neu Goffadwriaeth y Brawd Robert Roberts, o Sir Gaernarfon : yr hwn a ymadawodd â'r Byd hwn Tachwedd 28, 1802. Yn llawn 40 mlwydd Oed : wedi bod yn pregethu'r Efengyl 15 mlynedd. 8 pp. (Caernarfon : Argraphwyd gan T. Roberts, n.d.) by S. Lleyn. On p. 4 in the second section are 'Trioedd y Crinwas neu'r Cybydd'.

Barddoniaeth, etc.

A manuscript incorrectly bound in two volumes, both lettered 'Hen Farddoniaeth', containing 'cywyddau' and some 'awdlau' and 'englynion' by Dafydd ap Gwilim, Ifan ap Howel Swrdal, John ab Tudur Owen, Morus Richard, Owen Gruffyth ('o sir Gaerna[r]fon'), Edward John ab Euan, Rees Kain, Sion Mowddwy, Hugh Lewis, Mr Rowland Price (1691, 'yn Mangor I gwnaeth'), Sion Dauid las (1691), Hugh Moris, Rob. Gry. ab Evan, John Richard, Simwynt Vychan, William Llyn, Sion Mowddwy, Owen Gwynedd, Sion Cain, Iolo Goch, Gryffydd Grvg, John Brwynog ('a Roman Catholic'), Dafydd Nanmor, Sion Philip, John Tvder, Iefan Tew brydydd ('o gydweli'), Ellis ap Ellis, Ierwerth Vynglwyd, Sypyn Kefeiliog, Gytto or glyn, Howell ap Dauid ap Ieuuan ap Res ('prydydd a gwas or ty yn rraglan'), Lewes Mon, Syr Dafydd Trevor, Syr Owen ap Gwylym, Huw Arwystl, Dafydd Meifod, Sion Kent, Dafydd Llwyd ap Ll'nn ap Gryffydd, William Llyn, Gwilym ap Ie'nn Hen, Sion Keri, Rys Goch or Yri ('a rhai Howel Kilan'), Taliesyn, Tudyr Penllyn, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Gruffydd Llwyd D'd ap Eign', Madog Benfras, Ifan Llwyd, Gwilym ap Ifan Hen, Thomas Derllys, Hughe Penall, Res ap Hoell ap D'd, D'd Johns, Gruf. ap Ie'nn ap Ll'n Vych'n, Dauid ap Edmwnd, Syr Ifan, Richard Philip, Owen ap Llywelyn Moell, Hughe Dyfi, Dafydd ap Owen, Bedo Brwynllys, Lewis Hvdol, Res Gogh Glan Kiriog, Tuder Aled, Syr Lewis Deyddwr, Llewelyn Goch ap Meyryk Hen, Bedo Evrdrem, Ie'nn Tydyr Owen, Llywelyn ab Gvttvn, John ab Evan Tvdur Owen ('o ddygoed Mowddwy') (1648), Gryffyth Lloyd ab Dafydd ab Einion Lligliw, Gwilym ab Gefnyn [sic], William Kynwal, Ifann Brydydd hir, Doctor Sion Kent, Mr Edmont Prees ('Archiagon Merionith'), Edward ab Rhese, Edward Vrien, Hughe Moris (1692), Robert Dyfi, John Vaughan ('o Gaergae'), Thomas Lloyd ('o Benmaen), Rees Cadwaladr ('offeiriad'), Thomas Llwyd ('ifiengaf'), Rowland Price (1686), John Edward ('glochydd'), Richard Edwards ('y Brydudd o ddimbech'), Sion Dafydd, Thomas Prys, Howel David Lloyd ap y gof, Ellis Rowland, Lewis ab Edward, Lewis Owen, and anonymous poems; poems in free metres by Sir Rees Cadwaladr and Edward Rolant (1674); a list of patrons, poets, and musicians at Caerwys Eisteddfod, 1567; 'The nativitie [1599/1600-1601] of the Childrine of Hughe Gwyne ap John ap Hughe and Katherin, his wyf'; triads; brief notes on the manner of death of specified wives of Roman leaders; etc. One section of the manuscript belongs to the first half of the seventeenth century, and is suggested by William Maurice (d. 1680), Cefn-y-braich, Llansilin, to be in the hand of Ieuan Tudur Owen, 'o Ddugoed, Mowddwy'. The remainder is in several hands of the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. There are copious annotations by William Maurice and some additions and annotations by Cadwaladr Dafydd, Llanymowddwy (1747) and L[ewis] Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn', 1701-65).

Herbal, etc.,

An early eighteenth century miscellany, with later additions, containing recipes in English; a herbal in Welsh, with 'englynion' in praise of herbs by William Cynwall, Huw llun, Rhys Iorwerth fynglwyd, Gryffith ap Efan, Dr. Richard Dafis ('Esgob Dewi'), Sion ap Sion, Sion Tudur, Howel borthor ('o'r Trallwng yn mhowys'), Thomas Efans (1619), etc; 'Brenin yn yr hên amser a ddyfeisiodd i ddeuddeg oi wyr ddoydyd 12 gair gwir dan eu perigl'; 'gofyn a wnaeth y saith wyr doethion iw gilidd. Pa ryw ddaioni ore ar ddyn ...'; 'y pethau a berthyn ar wr'; Welsh proverbs; 'Dysg i adnabod y lleuad newydd', 'I gael y Pasc tros byth', 'I gael difieu cablyd', 'I gael y Pasc byth', 'I gael newid y lleuad', and 'I wybod oed y lleuad', 'Tair Sir ar ddeg o gymru au Trefydd au dinasoedd au Cymydau, au heglwysydd' ('Diwedd Ebrill 10. 1722'); 'Trioedd mab y Crinwas'; 'Triodd [sic] yr usuriwr'; the story of 'Adar Llwch Gwin'; 'y Pedair Camp ar hugain', etc. The leather cover is blind tooled 'Ex Dono Edvardi Humphrey Anno Domni 1661', but there is no evidence to show whether or not this inscription refers to the present volume.

Ffrwdfâl manuscript,

A notebook of William Davies (1805-59), Independent minister and schoolmaster of Froodvale (Ffrwdfâl), Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire, etc. The volume is bound in brown paper and entitled on the upper cover: 'Liber Poeseos. Composed by Wm Davies at Carnsullom in Cornwall. Scriptum Feb 8th 1831'. With the exception of a series of five 'tribannau', without a title, all the poems are in English, and an indication of their general theme may be gathered from the following titles: 'Loss of friends', 'Creation', 'Providence', 'Goodness of God', 'The Benefit of the Gospel', 'Shortness of life', 'Sufferings of Christ', 'Death of Martyrs', 'The Bible', etc. Most of the poems are dated within the period 22 February 1831-21 August 1832 and the majority are likewise subscribed 'W. D.' or 'W. D. Fecit'. An entry on the inside upper cover reads as follows: '1831. I W. D. started from Loftycyff July 6th, was at Bristol July 9th, at Exeter July 13, at Coverack July 16th'.

Miscellanea,

A manuscript containing poetry (pp. 17-42), the poets including Taliesin, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnt and others, with poetry included also within other sections of the text; triads attributed to Taliesin (p. 16); the Rood legend (pp. 97-103); apocryphal gospels (pp. 104-153, 259-269, 272, 274-276); the Purgatory of Patrick (pp. 202-212); lives of saints (pp. 161-187); proverbs and adages, etc. (pp. 10-12, 14-15, 299-300); prayers (pp. 13, 238-250, 255); vocabulary (pp. 95-96); a planisphere, calendar, planetary tables and other astrological material (pp. 43-86, 89-90, 281-291); interpretation of dreams (pp. 91, 94); palmistry (pp. 92-93); directions concerning bleeding, medical recipes, etc. (pp. 1-9, 87-88, 236, 277-280, 300c-301); &c. A note on p. 221 states that 'Ieuan ap William ap dd: ap ejnws ajysgrivenodd yllyvr hwn i gyd ari gost ihvn i gael o bobyl ddifyrwch o hono alles yw heneidiav o hwn'; there are, however, a few pages (pp. 139-142, etc.) in other hands. There is a table of contents at the beginning in the hand of Richard Morris, 1784-1785, and another at the end by ?William Jones, who states that the manuscript was 'procured me by Mr. Holmes of the Tower'.
The dates appended to many of the subjects in the text show that the binder is responsible for the present derangement of the folios.

Ieuan ap William and others.

Chronology, arms, pedigrees and poetry,

A manuscript containing a chronology, mainly of kings and rulers of Wales (pp. 1, 33-37, 43-48, 49-60, 100, 111-113); arms, mainly of kings and rulers of Wales (pp. 2-8, 9, 99); pedigrees, mainly of kings and rulers of Wales and England (pp. 9b-88, 89-98, 224-152, 155-158, 164-186, 188); and poetry, which includes triads (pp. 38-42, 100-110, 159-163, 187, 190).
The folios of different manuscripts, or of one manuscript written by different hands at different times, have been mixed together in binding.

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 include Taliesin, Bleddyn Fardd, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Siôn Cent and Siôn Phylip. Item 165 contains a genealogy of Welsh saints. Item 166 is a copy of cols 1165-1169 of the Red Book of Hergest. Item 167, which contains englynion, is in the hand of Edward Lhuyd, and was 'sent through the post to W. Baxter in Totnham Highcross near London'. Item 168 is a piece entitled 'A true Character ... of the Gentry within the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan during the Commonwealth'.

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

Copies from the Red Book of Hergest,

Copies made from the Red Book of Hergest by David Parry in 1697 (see f. 202), written mostly on one side only. The volume contains De Carolo Magno (ff. 7-77); Historia Caroli Magni (ff. 78-91); Imago Mundi (ff. 91-98); Brief Chronicle (f. 98 = cols 516-518 of the Red Book of Hergest); Cato Cymraeg (ff. 100-104 = cols 520-527 of the Red Book of Hergest); Breuddwyt Ronabwy (ff. 104-113); Proffwydolyaeth Sibli Doeth (ff. 114-119); Kyvoessi Myrdin etc. (ff. 120-125 = cols 577-584 of the Red Book of Hergest); 'Proff: yr Eryr, Pan aeth llu i lychlyn, Enweu ynys prydein etc.' (ff. 125-129); Iarlles y Ffynnawn (ff. 130-147); Peredur (ff. 147-172); Amlyn ac Amic (ff. 172-187); poetry (ff. 188-199 = cols 1366-1396 of the Red Book of Hergest); and Y Mab Cric Iustus llwyt (ff. 200-202 = cols 1362-1367 of the Red Book of Hergest). This text is followed by sayings of 'Cattwn ddoeth', Taliesin, etc. (f. 203); 'Breuddwyd Gron: Ddu' (f. 203); triads (ff. 204-207); and poetry by Lewis Glyn Cothi, Lewys Morganwg and others (ff. 208-214).

David Parry.

Buchedd Collen, &c.,

A manuscript in the hand of Moses Williams containing 'Buchedd Collen' (pp. 25-31), 'Hanes Taliesin' (pp. 33-44), 'Keyryd' (p. 77), transcripts from the Black Book of Carmarthen (pp. 1-20, 98-118) and the Book of Taliesin (pp. 79-97), triads taken from 'Y Cwta Cyfarwydd' (p. 45 (see Peniarth MS 50, p. 149)) and from the work of John Jones, Gellilyfdy (p. 62) and other material, some of which relates to Welsh geographical features (pp. 32 (taken from the work of John Jones, Gellilyfdy), 75-76, 121). P. i contains an index of the contents.
For p. 1 of this manuscript see Peniarth MS 98b, p. 2; for pp. 1-20 see Peniarth MS 98b, p. 49; for p. 45 see Peniarth MS 50, p. 149. At the end of the section at pp. 4-20 is noted 'O'r Llyfr du o Gaerfyrddin hyd yma; ac o hyn allan o law W. Salsburi medd Roesser Moris.'

Moses Williams.

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 Cent and Dafydd Gorlech.

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