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Ο F Τ Η Ε
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
Variations for the Harp, Piano-Forte, Violin, or Flute.

WITH A SELECT COLLECTION OF THE

Pennillion, and Englynion,
OR, POETICAL BLOSSOMS, EPIGRAMMATIC STAN Z AS,

AND PASTORAL SONGS OF WALES,

WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS.

LIKEWISE, A GENERAL

Hittory of the Bards, and Druids,

FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME: :

WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR MUSIC, AND POETRY.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A COPIOUS DISSERTATION ON THE

Musical Instruments of the Aboriginal Britons.

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TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES,
By

EDWARD JONES,
BARD TO THE PRINCE.

(Native of Henblas, Llanddervel, Meirionethshire.)
THE THIRD EDITION, AUGMENTED, AND CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR,

WITH ADDITIONAL PLATES.

BARDI

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THE FIRST VOLUME.
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Trwy'r Dolydd taro'r Delyn, Strike the Harp, whose echoes Thrill

" Si quid mea carmina polunt,
Oni bo'r jás yn y Bryn ; Pierce and shake the diftant hill;

Aönio ftatuam sublimes, vertice Bardos;
O gywair Dant, a gyr di Far along the winding vale

16 Bardos Pieridum cultores, atque canentis
Awr orhoen i Eryri !”
Send the sounds, till every gale

« Phæbi delicias, quibus est data cura perennis
From the bright harmonic string

Dicere nobilium clarishma fa&a virorum,
Many a tone of rapture bring,

Aureaque excelsam famam fuper astra locare."
And to Snowdon waft on high

Lelandus in Affertione Arturi.
An hour of tuneful extafy!
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LONDON : Printed for the AUTHOR, at the Office of Robes, St. James's Palace.
And fold by William Miller, Bookfeller, in Albemarle Street: by T. PAYNE, No. 88, Pall Mall: by John WHITE,
at No. 63, in Fleet Street: by LONGMAN, Rees, and Co. No. 39, in Paternoster Row: by B. CROSBY, and Co. in Stationers
Court : at BIRCHALL's Music Shop, No. 133 ; and GOULDING, and Co. No. 117, in New Bond Street: at PRESTON's Music
Shop, No. 97, in the Strand; and at CLEMENTI, and Co. No. 22, in Cheapfide.

The following Works are published by the fame Author ;
National Greek, Walachian, and Turkish Airs, with a Differtation, price 158.-Original German Waltzes ; Maltese, and Norwegian
Airs; Musical Trifles; and Popular Ballads ; price 78. 6d. each ;-A Book of Musical Miscellany ; and, Musical Remains, price
1os. 6d. each
Entered at Stationers Dall,

[Price l. 11s. 6.

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George Augustus Frederich Pruw of Wales

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Those ancient (Remains of the Welsh Bards

, 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
Must unpil und

HostPereted a Servant,

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