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W E L S H B A R D S:
PRESERVED BY TRADITION, AND AUTHENTIC MANUSCRIPTS,
FROM VERY REMOTE ANTIQUITY;
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.
TO THE BARDIC TUNES ARE ADDED
WITH A SELECT COLLECTION OF THE
Pennillion, and Englynion,
AND PASTORAL SONGS OF WALES,
WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS.
LIKEWISE, A GENERAL
History of the Bards, and Druids,
FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME: :
WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR MUSIC, AND POETRY.
Mufical Instruments of the Aboriginal Britons.
TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES,
E D WAR D JONES
(Native of Henblas, Llanddervel, Meirionethshire.)
WITH ADDITIONAL PLATES.
THE FIRST VOLUME.
" Si quid mea carmina polunt,
“ Aönio ftatuam sublimes, vertice Bardos;
16 Bardos Pieridum cultores, atque canentis
« Phæbi delicias, quibus est data cura perennis
“ Dicere nobilium clarishma fa&a virorum,
“ Aureaque excelsam famam fuper astra locare."
Lelandus in Affertione Arturi.
LONDON : Printed for the AUTHOR, at the Office of Robes, St. James's Palace.
The following Works are published by the fame Author ;
[Price l. 11s. 6.
George Augustus Frederich Pruw of Wales
, which I presume to tay t'ejere your Royal Highnes, are, I would hope, not unworthy of such distinguished patronage.
in the country from which you derive your anqust uile, Music has ever been numbered among its choseri entertainments and when umiled with Poetry fjorded a species of luxury, in necent and instructive,
There was a time, when the Prenos, oj Males claimed, as theija prerogative, to preside in the Congress of thi' Bards, and thought it not unbecoming their station to afsign in person those rewards, which were deereed to merit in that famco solemnity. The name of the Baro was re-vered by Soyalty itself; and the number and skill of his Poets gave dig - nuly to the throne of the Prince, and stability w his renown.
Many of the pollering compositions have often resoundeo, in the day of prishval, through the Halls your illustrious Predecefsors: áno I am persuaded that your Royal Highnojis will feel some interestin restoring to publie notice, what has received so honourable a sanctun; and will daian to ratify with your approbation this venerable remains oj Harmony and Poetry, which deseend to you as your hereditary, right.
The facility with which your Royal Highnepi has conde-scended tw.become the Patron of this work, w a noble proof of a early attachment to the interests of pohir literature, and a javour -able presage of its future and permanent welfare.
Mhatever be the uncerpi oj this attempt to save from otherren the romaning vestigis of the Wards, it will serve as a memorial o
the zealous veneration is shall ever entertain pir your Royal Highnopis person amo noble protection of thee bols, while share the honour to'be.
Your hoyal Highwapi
HostPereted a Servant,