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Captain Morgan's March
LLO EGER's ter..ror, CYMRY' Chield, HURLECH fcpur'd the routed Field. DR
I am much indebted to the Rev! M! Lambert, for this animated and faithful version of the Poem by Meirion Goch of Eryri. * Probably, this Morgan was Captain of the Glamorganthire Men, about the year 1294; who gultantly defended his country from the incursions
of the sixons, and who difpofsefsed the Earl of Gfocefter of those lands which had formerly been ticken from Morgan's Forfathers: But afterwards, this brave Warrior was betrayed and made a prisoner, at the instigation of K: Edward the Firft. See, Powels Hifiof Wales r: 306
The 2! & sth Variation may he play' to Accompany the Voice
To Fair on old HAVRENS bankThe modest violet blooms,& wide the scented air its breath perfumes.
Bright shines the glorious Sun amidst the Heaven,, When from its chearing Orb the clouds are
GWENDOLEN saw him fall,
And "O the Maiden cried;
Could Maiden Prayers avail
Thou hadst not died?
Becomes his Urn.
MORYA RHUDDLAN, or the Red Marsh, on the banks of the CIWYD in'FLINT SHIRE, was the scene of many Battles of the Welsh with the Saxons. At the memorable conflict in 795, the Welsh were unsuccessful and their Monarch CARAVOC flain:
It is unknown whether this celebrated Tine took its name from this or come later occasion. The words now adapted to the Tune are versified from a fragment Published in the Letters from Snowdon. This plaintive style, fo predominant in Welsh Music, is well adapted to melancholy subjects. Our Music probably received a Pathetic tincture from our distresses under
the oppression of the Saxons . Variation ist
Bee Powel's Hist: of Wales