File NLW MS 2016B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Poetics and rhetoric

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Poetics and rhetoric


  • 1776 (Creation)

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100 ff. (foliated i-ii, 1-48, 1-50; ff. i-ii, 44-48 verso, 47 verso-50 verso blank) ; 180 x 145 mm.

Sprinkled leather over boards with marbled endpapers; 'CERDDWR-IAETH S. FYCHAN' and 'RHETOREG W. SALES-BURY' (gold on spine).

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A manuscript, in the hand of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), containing 'Cerddwriaeth Simwnt Fychan' (ff. 1-43 verso, first sequence) and the 'Rhetoreg' of William Salesbury, which was originally a translation of a Latin treatise on rhetoric (ff. 1-47, second sequence).
There are copious references to the source materials for both parts, the names mentioned including John Jones, Gellilyfdy, William Maurice and Roger Morris (ff. 1 (first sequence), 46 verso (second sequence)). A note by Ieuan Fardd states that he transcribed these works in 1776 (f. 46 verso). For Simwnt Fychan's 'Cerddwriaeth' see also Peniarth MS 159 and Jesus College MS 9.

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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

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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), 856-857.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 48.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 2016B.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 2016B
  • Text: NLW MS 2016B [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies