A small imperfect volume containing Welsh poetry and an item of prose written for the most part c. 1600 in various artificial scripts by the scribe of Peniarth MS 65 [Owen John, R.W.M., I, 454] and NLW MS 13081B (Llanover B. 23), with a few additions of slightly later date in other hands at the end. The contents are as follows: pp. 1-74, a series of 'cywyddau', numbered -7 and 9-23, by John Phelip (beginning wanting), Morys ap Howel, Lewys y morganwg, Robert Leia (beginning wanting), John y kent, Gr. llwyd dap Einion lygwy [sic], Sr Owen ap Gwillim, Rys ap Hari 'o Eas', Iolo Goch, and Dafudd ap Rys 'ofeni' [sic]; 75-96, 'cywyddau' by unnamed poets and by Morgan ap hoell, Llywelyn sion, and Thomas lly'n; 97- 126, 'Llyma henway y Pedwar Brenin Ar higain ofrenhinnoedd ynys Brydayin y rhaini y farnwyd yn Gadarnaf . . . Ac felyma henway y brenhinnoedd awnaeth y Prif Geyrydd Penaf yn yr holl ynys brydayn ay henway Pwy ay Gwnaeth, A nef yddy ynt Os kenad Gan dduw y Erchi pod Gwir Amen'; 127-32, 'owdwl fair a Gant Gwilim I ddysgu or hen fesurau gorchestawl ac Nyd ydynt yw cael and y nti hi am farddoniaeth'; 134, lines beginning 'efo naeth panton . . . ' (? in another hand, incomplete); 136-9, a 'cywydd' by Rys ap hari; 141-60 (pagination confused) 'cywyddau', some imperfect and incomplete, by John y Kent, Sion Tydyr, Sieles ap Sion 'Gwas yr henaynt' and others (unnamed); 161-4 and 169-75, religious stanzas in free metre, the second series perhaps in the autograph of one Edward Watkin; and 1177, an 'englyn' by Siarles Siones [sic]. There is a note (? incomplete) mentioning Mary John, the wife late of Richard Lewys, and others who entered a house in the parish of Mynythusllon (167). The date 1625 occurs on p. 165.
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- ReferenceGB 210 NLW MS 13168A.
- Alternative Id.(alternative) vtls006005868
- Dates of Creation[1598x1625].
- Language of MaterialWelsh, English.
- Physical Description89 ff., originally more, now numbered in pencil pp. 1-178. Repaired and rebound in quarter leather.
- LocationARCH/MSS (GB0210)
Scope and Content
Title based on contents.
Formerly known as Llanover E. 6.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 13168A.
Other Finding Aids
The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
According to a note by [Lady Llanover], (?) July 1864, pasted in at the beginning, the volume belonged at that time to the Reverend Iltyd [sic] Nicholl of Ham, Glamorgan, and it was left with Lady Llanover by the Reverend T. Phillips, secretary of the Bible Society, 'to discover if any of these MSS. had been copied by Iolo Morganwg'. There is also a note by D. S[ilvan] E[vans], June 22, 1875. There is also a note by D. S[ilvan] E[vans], June 22, 1875. Other names which occur are those of 'John Jones of Trostrey . . . 78' (p. 9), Roger William [not the scribe of Llanover E. 4] (132, 139), and Wm Edmunds (of Bedwellty) (176-8).