Aphorisms, 'The art of divine contentment', etc.,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 13176B.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls006006207
  • Dates of Creation
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  • Physical Description
      314 pp., originally more, numbered [ ], 9-50, 53-70, 73-104, then some leaves cut away, 1-120, 1-30 with one or more leaves wanting after 30, followed by six unnumbered folios, the last being only a fragment, [i-ii], 1-44, with one or more leaves wanting after 44, followed by six more unnumbered folios.Bound in hide.Some leaves cut away and some leaves wanting.Some leaves cut away and some leaves wanting.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

A composite volume written probably c. 1700 in the same hand throughout and containing (a) pp. [1-94 ], '. . . [sen]tences both [? moral and scriptura]ll vpon the 24 Letters . . .', part of the title having been cut away; (b) [95-214], 'The Art of Divine Contentment' (based on Phil. iv, 11); (c) [215-56], a sermon entitled 'The Benefitt of Contentation', 1 Tim. vi, 6, end wanting, followed by 'Prayers and Meditations &c.'; and (d) [257-314], a transcript of 'The profitt of imprisonment, A Paradox written in French by Odet De La Nove . . . translated by Joshua Silvester . . . 1605' with a few lines wanting at the end, followed by an index of words (chiefly proper names, place names, from mythology, etc.), A-L (incomplete). There are no annotations by Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', but loose at the beginning of the volume is a fragment of a letter, 1798, in an unknown hand with notes by 'Iolo Morganwg' on the reverse side.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Llanover E. 14.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13176B.

Other Finding Aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Custodial History

The name 'Richard Hopkin' occurs at the top of p. [261] in a hand similar to that of the scribe. Other names which occur are 'Thomas Lewlin [sic] his Book' (p. [94 ]) and 'Mrs. Evans 1733' (p. [256]).

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