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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.

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'.

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).

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'.

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 ... '.

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'.

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'.

Triads,

'The Triades of the Island of Britain'..: an English translation made by Iolo Morganwg in 1807 of the series of 126 'Trioedd Ynys Prydain' printed in The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, Vol. II (1801), p. 57 (in the 1870 edition this series occurs at p. 400).

Iolo Morganwg.

Triads and Bardic Institutes,

(a) A notebook (8 pp., in Welsh) containing 'Trioedd y Lladron', twelve in number, 'o Lyfr Thomas Philip o Dreos', in the autograph of Iolo Morganwg, followed by 'Credo Wladwriaethol' written in another hand; (b) The Bardic Institutes in the autograph of Iolo Morganwg (in English): (i) '[The] Bardic Institution according to [the] Laws of Gruffydd ab Cynan'. A note at the end states that this is an abstract of the Institutes as given by Dr John David Rhys in his Welsh Grammar, 1593; (ii) 'The Bardic Institutes as Traditionally retained down to the Present Day, by the Glemorganshire Bards who assert, and believe that they are unalteredly the same with those of the Ancient British Bards and Druids'.

Iolo Morganwg.

'Barddoniaeth a rhyddiaith'

Transcripts of cywyddau and englynion by Sion Tudur, Edward ap Raff, Wiliam Cynwal and others; an abbreviated version of Hystoria Lucidar (cf. Lanstephan MS. 117 and Mostyn MS. 144); lives of Saints Margaret and Catherine; Trioedd Taliesin; and an index of contents by Lewis Morris.

'Barddoniaeth'

Cywyddau and englynion by Morus ap Rhisiart Morus, Robert Hughes ('o Geint bach'), Lewis Morrus, Evan Evans, William Wynn (Llangynhafal), Llywarch Hen, Mabclaf ap Llywarch, Elaeth, Sion Powel, and anonymous writers; a letter by Evan Evans; triads, pedigrees, and notes.

Barddoniaeth,

'Cywydd Marwnad y parchedig Mr. Evan Llwyd or Fron'; 'cerddi' and 'englynion' by Ellis ap Ellis, Arthur Jones, Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), Huw Morus, John Prichard Prys, and John Davies ('Sion Dafydd Las'); poems submitted for competition at a Llanrhaiadr ym Mochnant eisteddfod; triads; a list of subscriptions 'to alleviate the present distressed Situation of the Widow and Five Children of the late John Humphreys Parry ...'; and notes and memoranda by Walter Davies and D. Silvan Evans.

Y Casgliad Brith,

A collection of prose texts including 'Imago Mundi' (beginning wanting); weather lore; 'Ystorya Adaf ar wir groc'; proverbs (A-O); the life of St Catherine; 'Llythyr brenhin yr India'; the duration of the world; times of moonrise; geometry; interpretation of dreams; 'Y gorcheston'; triads; 'cynneddfeu meddawt'; 'cynghoreu Kadw'; woes; 'rhinwedau efferen Sul'; 'py delw y dyly [dyn] gredu y duw'; chronology to 1321; 'Breudwyt Pawl'; 'rhinwedeu lloer'; a note on early British history; 'y tri broder da'; 'Diwed Meir Vorwyn'; 'Adrian ac Ipotis'; 'Ystorya Titus'; 'Enryveddodeu Ynys Brydein'; 'Pwyll y Pader'; and the life of St David (end wanting).

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