Archaeologia Cambrensis

W. Pickering, 1849

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Page 150 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in Heaven. As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 141 - And the bugles they do shine. Sing reign of Fair Maid, With gold upon her toe, — Open you the west door, And turn the Old Year go. Sing reign of Fair Maid, With gold upon her chin, — Open you the east door, And let the New Year in.
Page 143 - When a Twister a-twisting will twist him a twist, For the twisting of his twist, he three twines doth intwist; But if one of the twines of the twist do untwist, The twine that untwisteth, untwisteth the twist.
Page 95 - I turned my horse's flank towards the shower, and placed the beak of my shield over his head and neck, while I held the upper part of it over my own head. And thus I withstood the shower.
Page 292 - ... piebald horse. And the left shoulder of the horse was of bright red, and its right leg from the chest to the hollow of the hoof was pure white. And the knight and horse were equipped with arms of speckled yellow, variegated with Spanish laton. And there was a robe of...
Page 98 - ... something, and gave them to eat, barley bread, and cheese, and milk and water. And there arose a storm of wind and rain, so that it was hardly possible to go forth with safety. And being weary with their journey, they laid themselves down and sought to sleep. And when they looked at the couch, it seemed to be made but of a little coarse straw full of dust and vermin, with the stems of boughs sticking up therethrough, for the cattle had eaten all the straw that was placed at the head and the foot.
Page 99 - There are three relics to swear by ; the brysyll of the minister of religion (golychwydwr), the name of God, and hand joined in hand ; and these are called hand relics. There are three other modes of swearing ; a declaration upon conscience, a declaration in the face of the sun, and a strong declaration by the protection of God and His truth.
Page 151 - The conclusion to which Prof. Graves has arrived, as regards the age of the Ogham writing, is that it does not belong to the period antecedent to the introduction of the Latin language and Christianity into Ireland, in short, that it is an invention of the early monkish period. That the alphabet is not a very ancient one is sufficiently manifested by the arrangement of the letters. The five vowels, aouei, are formed into a group arranged in that order, thus manifesting the art of the grammarian in...
Page 159 - ... of Abergele ; and, as a proof of this, we may cite an epitaph in the Welsh language, without a date or a name, stating that the person to whose memory the monument had been erected lived three miles to the north ; but three miles to the north of the town of Abergele would now extend a long distance into the sea. Many other testimonials might be added, both from ancient records and traditions, to show that the sea has encroached upon the land on the western coast of Wales. But if the geological...
Page 26 - In the same manner as thou in the Dwyallt, Excepting his vestments and his tonsure. Like as all Cambrians assemble in thy house, From all the Gwents, so shall it be with him. He by his order is distinguished, You by the sciences of the world. All Gwynedd shall assemble here, Like as the eight districts of Gwent at thy fair mansion. The sciences and endowments of knowledge Assuredly does Davydd love, For one book he does call out, That he loves more than gold and gems, And implores you to send The...

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