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Page 66 - So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new spangled ore Flames in the forehead of the morning sky...
Page 175 - MONMOUTH'S HISTORY, one in Latin, the remainder, I believe, in Welsh. [One of the Welsh copies appeared to have been written about the latter end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century, at the latest, and was remarkable for the correct orthography of the proper names. In a note at the end, but which was written in a later hand, this copy was said to have been taken from the last copy published by Geoffrey.] A WELSH CHRONICLE. The STATUTE OF WESTMINSTER. An ESSAY on the WELSH...
Page 107 - The three necessary, but reluctant, duties of the bards of the isle of Britain : secresy for the sake of peace and the public good ; invective lamentation demanded by justice; and the unsheathing of the sword against the lawless and depredatory. For the remainder of these " Institutional Triads,
Page 115 - Bard, or Primitive Bard Positive, according to the rights, voice, and usage of the Bardic Conventions, whose office it is to superintend and regulate ; the Ovate, according to poetical genius, exertion, and contingency, whose province it is to act from the impulse of poetical inspiration ; and the Druid, according to the reason, nature, and necessity of things, whose duty it is to instruct.
Page 77 - ... admiring countrymen. The laws, which were enacted by the English parliament in consequence of the insurrection of Owen Glendowr, subjected the Welsh, as we have in another place observed, to a state of bondage, if possible more severe than that in which they were immersed previous to the rebellion. While they were yet in arms, the provisions of these statutes could not well be enforced ; but no sooner was the rebellion quelled, than they were put into execution with the most relentless promptitude...
Page 81 - Garreg big, during divine service; being a rock whence he might see both the church and the house, and raise the crie, if the house was assaulted. He durst not, although he were guarded with twenty tall1 archers, make knowne when he went to church or elsewhere, or goe or come the same way through the woodes and narrowe places, lest he should be layed for: this was in the beginning of his time.
Page 84 - England; and that all and singular person and persons, born or to be born in the said principality country or dominion of Wales shall have enjoy and inherit all and singular freedoms liberties rights privileges and laws within this his realm, and other the king's dominions, as other the king's subjects naturally born within the same have, enjoy and inherit.
Page 85 - DEAR PYERS. — I hope you will excuse me for asking for the £4 you owe me for the pair of oxen; but I want the money to make up £20, to send my son to Oxford next week. , " I am, Dear Pyers, your's, &c. " ROGER MOSTYN. " Postscriptum — How does your head this morning? mine aches confoundedly.