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More noble was not Howel
Nor' Llywarch Hên,
That prince of men,
A verse added. 6
And still the race of Shenkin;.
And still the race of Shenkin,
Would shed their blood
For George the good,
NB.The three last lines of each verse to be repeated. 1 Prydain, the son of Aedd Mawr, was one of the most distinguished characters, of whom Bardic memorials are preserved; and from him the Island of Britain took its name. See the second volume of this work,page 5 and 6.
2 Mydan,was the grandson of Urien Rheged, a famous chieftain who lived near the close of the fifth century, 3 Brand was used for sword, by Chaucer, Spencer, and Milton.
4 Nynniaw, who was brother to the celebrated hero Caswallon, once broke through the Roman ranks that he might encounter Coesar,who aiming at him a mighty blow, his sword stuck so deep in the target of Nynniaw, that the latter som cured it as a trophy - Lewis's History of great Britain, p. 78 See also page 6, & 80 of this volume. .
5 According to Nennius, Arthur was a successful opposer of the growing power of the Saxons, till Medrod, the traitor joined them in a battle which proved fatal to the leaders on both sides. Arthur is said to be the founder of Chivalry, and of the Round Table: See page 37, & 80.
6 Howel ab Owain Gwynedd, a prince of north Wales, and an elegant poet. 7 Coel Godebog, king of Britain, lived about the third century, and was great,great,great grandfather to Lywarch Hon the poet.
8 Davydd ab Llewe yn ab Howel Vaughan, of Brecknock, was called Davydd Gam, from his squinting. He was a stiais opponent of Owen Glyndŵr; and lost his life in defending his Sovereign at the battle of Agincourt; the king in the prement of death, conferred on him the honour' of knighthood. See Pennant's Tour in wales, vol. 1.!