Page images

Towne, that hee looking forth to see if hee could discover his Enemies comming, saw about halfe a mile off a heard of black Bullocks with white hornes (as they used to have) comming toward him in the field, which being all in a cluster, so amazed him, that hee ranne to the head of his forces, and swearing a most desperate great Oath, cryes out to his souldiers “The Roundhead Dogs are coming,” at which report, they all ran away as fast as they could drive each other before them, throwing away their Armes to fly for their lives, and those that had powder threw it into the River, that so the Roundheads might not make use of it against them ; and by this meanes the Town of Haverfordwest, being most disgracefully forsaken, this most noble Major Generall took it most easily with all the Armes and Ammunition in it.

Then he marched with a brave increase of his Army and Artillery toward Tinby, where falling on both sides of it, and after a very sharpe and terrible storming of it, took both the Town and the (almost impregnable) Castle o assault, wherein hee took 3 or 400 prisoners, as many Armes, and 7 peeces of Ordnance, with all the other Ammunition and Provision therein, which was very much.

From thence he most courageously marched to Carew Castle, which after a fierce assault, he also took, with all the Ordnance, Armes, and Ammunition therein ; and therewith consummated a full and totall reduction of all the Malignants and insulting disaffected party of all Pembrookeshire; to the obedience of the Parliament.


We had hoped, before this time, to have received another Part of this valuable Collection of Papers; and indeed, had the Cymmrodorion maintained its pristine energy, and known how to anticipate the wants and wishes of the Antiquarians of Wales, the Archaeologia Cambrensis might never have existed. We understand, however, from one of its officers, that the Members of the Society never hold any meetings now, and that their collection of books has been sent to the British Museum, “as the safest place for keeping them.” The libraries of the Welsh Schools have also been transferred to the same National Institution. There is no doubt that the British Museum is the best place that these collections could be deposited in ; and that they will be more useful and accessible there, than if they had remained isolated and comparatively shut up from the public. Nevertheless, we confess that we look upon these two circumstances as very mortifying instances of that apathy towards high intellectual pursuits, and the best interests of our country, which we should be glad to see removed as a stain from the national character; nor are we without hopes of being able to contribute towards bringing this about. Had the energetic sons of Caledonia, or the enthusiastic ones of Erin, displayed as little anxiety about the preservation of their literary and .." remains, as our countrymen have done, they would not now hold the high position in the intellectual world, which we see them occupying so honourably.

This fourth part of the Transactions contains valuable papers; especially the Accounts of the Monasteries and Abbeys in Wales, by the late Rev. P. B. Williams; the Account of the Castles of Glamorgan and Monmouth, by Mr. Harding; and the same of those in Flintshire, by the late Mr. Maxwell. Though far too brief, these papers are all very useful, as giving general outlines of their subjects. Mr. A. Owen's Catalogue of Welsh MSS. No. II., we should like to see extended indefinitely. The Rev. W. Davies should have given us a volume, not a paper, on Welsh Poetry.


Arrangements have been made to complete the Translation of the Volume of Miscellaneous MSS., collected by the late Iolo Morganwg, as a continuation of the Myvyrian Archaiology, which were prepared for the press and printed off, under the superintendence of his son, Mr. Taliesin Williams, whose protracted ill-health disabled him from finishing the Translation. The Volume may be expected to appear before the public, next autumn. The “Heraldic Visitation of Wales,” by Lewys Dwnn, has passed through the press, and is now in the binder's hands. We hope soon to find it also in the hands of those who were so fortunate as to subscribe for the work, before the whole edition was engaged.

6. The CAMBRIAN MIRROR ; A New Tourist's CoMPANION THRough WALEs. By E. PARRY, Chester.

This small work, which has just appeared, is one of the most useful of its kind which we have seen for a long time. In form, adapted to the pocket; and in matter, suited to the Antiquary, the lover of the picturesque, and the angler, it is calculated to come into general circulation. We have not had time to peruse the whole of its contents, but we argue in its favour from what has already come under our notice. The illustrations are ably and tastefully executed. To give a good idea of the work, we cannot do better than quote some of the words of the Preface:–

The compiler informs the reader that, with very few exceptions, he has repeatedly visited every town, village, and place mentioned in this tour; and being well acquainted with the language, manners and habits, of his countrymen, he has been enabled to draw his observations from sources inaccessible to a mere compiler. The interesting scenes described by various authors are carefully preserved, with considerable additions, the result of various excursions. The distances from each station to the circumjacent towns and objects of attraction are accurately marked— the characters of the inns for the accomodation of travellers impartially described—the angling stations in each district pointed out—the mansions of the nobility and gentry delineated — and the whole interspersed with interesting historical and biographical notices. The improvements in this edition consist of considerable emendations and additions, mostly of no small importance, which have been obtained from ancient British MSS. in the most celebrated libraries of our nobility, the pages of which the editor has had the privilege of perusing, and the contents of which have not been made public before. Some account has also been added relative to the various improvements that are continually taking place in Wales; and in order to obtain correct information of the same, the writer recently made a special tour through that romantic country, the result of which is combined in the different routes laid down in this work. To add to the interest of this edition, a new map of North and South Wales (with part of England) has been prepared at a considerable cost expressly for this work. It has been accurately reduced from the last ordnance survey, engraved on steel, with all the railways that connect each county, and may be relied on for its correctness. The accompanying new views will also, it is presumed, be considered as additional embellishments.

The introductory essay comprises a sketch of the history of the princiality, with the character and manners of the people — remarks on their ravery, early Christianity, and religion—music, poetry, and language— loyalty, &c.; and it adopts the appropriate motto — “Cas gwr na charo, y whad a'i maco."

Hated be the man who loves not the country that gave him birth.

| |

[ocr errors]
[merged small][ocr errors]

§ookg of Common 33raper, Ağ from Edward VI. to Charles II. forming §2. Six Volumes, small folio. Reprinted in =& Black and Red Letter, by Whittingham.

[ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small]

of the satramenteg, ant Otljet rited ant Ceremonicg in the QIbuttor of QEnglanbe. Londini, Edv. Whytchurche. Anno 1552.

3. The First Book of Queen Elizabeth.

&The 750ke of common praict, and administration of the satramentes, ant Otljet tittg ant Ceremonicg in the (LÚurtist of QEnglanbe. Londini, Richardi Graftoni. Anno 1559.

4. King James's Book as settled at Hampton Court.

The Booke of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the King's most Excellent Maiestie. Anno 1604.

5. The Scotch Book of Charles I.

[ocr errors]

The Booke of Common Prayer, and Administration

of the Sacraments. And other parts of divine Service for the use of the CHURCH of Scotland. Edinburgh, by Robert 1%ung, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majestie. 1637.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

6. King Charles the Second's Book, as settled at the Savoy Conference.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England, Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be Sung or said in Churches: And the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

London. Printed by his Majestie's Printers. 1662.

This Colle&tion of the Books of Common Prayer are uniformly reprinted in Six Volumes small folio, in Black Letter, like the original editions. Their importance and value are well known: but it is remarkable that in no public, or private, or collegiate library can the whole of these Books be found together. A limited number only has been reprinted; and may be purchased in sets, but not separately.

The Book of 1662 has been carefully collated with the Sealed Book in the Tower of London, and other copies of the Sealed Book have been occasionally consulted.

The price of the six volumes, bound in parchment gilt, 18l. 18s.

| A few copies of 1662, adapted to the present reign, have been printed with the rubrics in red. Price 4l. 4s. bound in parchment.

(The QTommunion oct0íce and occasional Offices of the Church of England, beautifully printed in red and black. Small folio, bound in parchment, gilt, 21. 15s.

(The booke of Common praict noted. By John Merbecke, as printed by Grafton 1550. Small 4to. Il. 5s. bound.

This is a verbatim reprint with the Musical Notes without any alteration whatever. Shewing what parts of the Service were chanted in the reign of Edward VI.

[ocr errors]

Liturgiae Britannica, or the Several Editions of the Book of CoMMON PRAYER of the CHURCH of ENGLAND, from its Compilation to the last Revision, together with the LITURGY set forth for the Use of the CHURCH of Scotland, arranged to shew their respective Variations. By WILLIAM KEELING, B.D. Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. 8vo. 11. Is.

The Ancient Liturgy of the Church of England, according to the uses of SARUM, BANGOR, York, and HEREFoRD, and the MoDERN Roman LITURGY, arranged in parallel columns. | By WILLIAM MAskell. 8vo. 9s. 6d.

How shall we “Conform to the Liturgy of the Church of England?” By JAMEs CRAIGIE Robertson, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. 8vo. 2nd edition, Ios. 6d.

Annals of the English Bible, from 1524 to 1844. By the Rev. CHRISTOPHER ANDERson, 2 vols. 8vo. Portrait of Tyndale and fac-similes of the early New Testaments. Il. 8s.

The Gospel according to St. Matthew, and Part of St. Mark. Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes. By Sir John CHEKE, Knight, Secretary of State to King Edward VI. By JAMEs Goodwin, B. D. 8vo. 7s.6d.

[ocr errors]

the Liturgy of the Church of England, by the Rev. MAtthew Hole. New edition, 4 vols. 8vo. 21. 2s.

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors]

This Edition is designed to show the close connexion of the Greek Testament with the Septuagint. It contains upwards of 30,000 doctrinal and grammatical illustrations, which are arranged respectively under each

verse for the convenience of the Student and Divine. - =&

« PreviousContinue »