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according adopted advantages ages already ancient antiquity appears appropriated Arch authority bard Bardic Books Britain Britons Cæsar called Cambro-Briton century character chief circumstances common Congress connected consideration considered consonant continued customs Cymmrodorion Cymry described Description doubt early Essay established event evidence existence expression former give given importance Indians individual inhabitants inquiry instances Institution interesting island known language latter Laws least likewise lived Madog manners marks means memorials mentioned native nature Navigation necessary noticed object observe occasion occurs origin Orthography Owain particular perhaps period person positive possession practice prefix present preserved presumed prevailed principle probable proposed prove question reason recorded reference regarded relating remarkable respect Roman seems seen Social sound standard testimony tion tradition Transactions Triads tribes various Wales Welsh writers
Página 111 - ... verum ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit aut humana parum cavit natura.
Página 61 - They make use of light arms, which do not impede their agility, small coats of mail, bundles of arrows, and long lances, helmets and shields, and more rarely greaves plated with iron. The higher class go to battle mounted on swift and generous steeds, which their country produces; but the greater part of the people fight on foot, on account of the marshy nature and unevenness...
Página 75 - In their musical concerts they do not sing in unison like the inhabitants of other countries, but in many different parts; so that in a company of singers, which one very frequently meets with in Wales, you will hear as many different parts and voices as there are performers, who all at length unite, with organic melody, in one consonance and the soft sweetness of B flat.
Página 66 - Those who arrive in the morning are entertained till evening with the conversation of young women, and the music of the harp ; for each house has its young women and harps allotted to this purpose.
Página 91 - Reasons for rejecting the Welsh Orthography that is proposed and attempted to be introduced with a view of superseding the system that has been established since the publication of Dr. Davies's Grammar and Dictionary, and Bishop Parry's edition of the Welsh Bible, and that of 1630.
Página 91 - For, as on the one side common experience sheweth, that where a change hath been made of things advisedly established (no evident necessity so requiring) sundry inconveniences have • thereupon ensued ; and those many times more and greater than the evils, that were intended to be remedied by such change...
Página 61 - In time of peace, the young men, by penetrating the deep recesses of the woods, and climbing the tops of mountains, learn by practice to endure fatigue through day and night; and as they meditate on war during peace, they acquire the art of fighting by accustoming themselves to the use of the lance, and by inuring themselves to hard exercise.
Página 96 - Of these reformers some have endeavoured to accommodate orthography better to the pronunciation, without considering that this is to measure by a shadow, to take that for a model or standard which is changing while they apply it.