Y Cymmrodor, Embodying the Transactions of the Cymmrodorion Societ Y of London

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The Society, 1877 - Wales

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Page 97 - Tis now a seraph bold, with touch of fire, 'Tis now the brush of Fairy's frolic wing. Receding now, the dying numbers ring Fainter and fainter down the rugged dell, And now the mountain breezes scarcely bring A wandering witch-note of the distant spell — And now, 'tis silent all ! — Enchantress, fare thee well...
Page 117 - PENSION [an allowance made to any one without an equivalent. In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country'].
Page 54 - ... of English literature cannot be disconnected from the lively Celtic wit in which it has one of its sources. The Celts do not form an utterly distinct part of our mixed population.
Page xxvii - Each member shall pay in advance to the Treasurer the annual sum of one guinea. If any member's subscription shall be in arrear for two years, and he shall neglect to pay his subscription after...
Page 40 - And met its barks and billows high, But not what thou hast lost." Ye clouds, that gorgeously repose Around the setting sun, Answer ! have ye a home for those Whose earthly race is run ? The bright clouds answer'd — " We depart, We vanish from the sky ; Ask what is deathless in thy heart, For that which cannot die.
Page 186 - ... of Wedgwood, I do not hesitate to say that, in my opinion, they are greatly inferior. If you run your eye along this line of production of the eighteenth century in England (indicating) — although I am not by any means denying there are very good forms in others — those of Wedgwood stand pre-eminent. Although Wedgwood revived Greek art, although he seems to have shown he was not satisfied with the forms of Sevres, yet he did not revive classical forms in a servile spirit. Though in all his...
Page xi - June 24th, 1820, IT WAS, amongst other things, RESOLVED. — That it shall be the paramount aim of this Institution to preserve and illustrate the ancient Remains of Welsh Literature, and to promote its cultivation in the present day by all the means in their power.
Page 17 - When a naturalist goes from one country into another, his first inquiry is for local collections. He is anxious to see authentic and full cabinets of the productions of the region he is visiting.
Page 136 - MSS. lately, that nobody of this age or the last ever as much as dreamed of. And this discovery is to him and me as great as that of America by Columbus. We have found an epic poem in the British, called Gododin, equal at least to the Iliad, ^Eneid, or Paradise Lost.
Page 117 - I'll change my note soon, and I hope for the better ; May the right use of letters, as well as of men, Hereafter be fixed for the tongue and the pen ; Most devoutly I wish they may both have their due, And that I may be never mistaken for U.

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