Y Cymmrodor, Volume 1

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Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1877 - Wales

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Page 113 - 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 52 - ... 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. But for early, frequent, and various contact with the race that in its halfbarbarous days invented Ossian's dialogues with St. Patrick, and that quickened afterwards the Northmen's blood in France, Germanic England would not have produced a Shakspeare.
Page 38 - 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...
Page 15 - 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 38 - We depart, We vanish from the sky ; Ask what is deathless in thy heart, For that which cannot die." Speak, then, thou voice of God within, Thou of the deep low tone ! Answer me, through life's restless din — Where is the spirit flown ? And the voice answered—" Be thou still ! Enough to know is given ! Clouds, winds, and stars their part fulfil — Thine is, to trust in Heaven.
Page 113 - 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.
Page 132 - Fardd, who hath discovered some old MSS lately that no body 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, Aeneid or Paradise Lost. Tudfwlch and Marchlew are heroes fiercer than Achilles and Satan.
Page 69 - Embrace our aims: work out your freedom. Girls, Knowledge is now no more a fountain sealed; Drink deep until the habits of the slave, The sins of emptiness, gossip and spite And slander, die.
Page 162 - Dear Sir, — This is the third day of the carriage of the ash from Pwll Caradog, and the last, I hope ; and I have sent David Morgan his demand for warehouse room, so that I am entirely clear, I think, of that foolish affair. Make out a bill of what you laid out for my boys' books, and send it me as soon as you can, that I may send you the money when I send for the boys at Whitsuntide. Have you heard what success my reveries had in converting the doctor and his friend from the Camdenian faction....

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