Barddas: or, A collection of original documents, illustrative of the theology, wisdom, and usages of the bardo-druidic system of the isle of Britain, Volume 2

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D.J. Roderio, 1874 - Bards and bardism
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Page 49 - ... a year and a day, and from thence unto the period of efficiency they take place by means of the cry of restoration. 15. There are three loud cries of the Bards of the Isle of Britain: the cry of restoration, which resuscitates and agitates every thing that is not known; the cry of rearrangement, 1 in respect of what is done contrary to usage, from the necessity of time and occasion, such as holding a Chair and Gorsedd irregularly as to place and time, for instance, at the unseasonable points...
Page 41 - The three primary Bards of the Isle of Britain: Plennydd, Alawn, and Gwron : that is, these formed the privileges and customs that appertain to Bards and Bardism, and therefore they are called the three primary Bards. Nevertheless there were Bards and Bardism before, but they had not a licensed system; and they had neither privileges nor customs otherwise than what...
Page 74 - except that he who will be chief, let him be a bridge. I will be so," said he. And then was that saying first uttered, and it is still used as a proverb. And when he had lain down across the river, hurdles were placed upon him, and the host passed over thereby. And as he rose up, behold...
Page 73 - According toothers: a Bard; a judge; and a juror declaring upon his word and conscience. 75. The three especial instructions which the nation of the Cymry obtained : the first was that of the Gwyddoniaid before the time of Prydain, son of Aedd the Great, from the age of ages ; the second was Bardism, as taught by the Bards, after they were instituted; the third, the faith in Christ, which was the best of the three.
Page 40 - Am dri achos y gelwir y Beirdd, yn Feirdd wrth fraint a defod Beirdd Ynys Prydain, sef yn gyntaf, am mai yn Ynys Prydain y cafwyd Beirdd a Barddoniaeth gyntaf. Yn ail, am nas caid Barddoniaeth gyfiawn mewu un Gwlad amgen nag Ynys Prydain. Yn drydydd am nas gellir cynnal Barddoniaeth gyfiawn eithr ym mraint Defodau ac Addysg a llafar Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain, am hynny o ba wlad bynnag y bytho Bardd, Bardd wrth fraint a defod Beirdd Ynys Prydain ai gelwir ef.
Page 99 - Cymry — their derivation and condition, and to sing poetically upon a subject in such a manner as would be easiest to understand, learn, and remember the song, for the instruction and amusement of those who may learn, recite, and hear it. The second is the Family Bard, or a minstrel who is a poet of warranted authority, as becomes a poet according to the privilege and usage of the Ancient Cymry; and his function is to sing domestically upon a subject and proposition, to sing with a clear imagination,...
Page 74 - knowest thou the nature of this river, that nothing can go across it, and there is no bridge over it ? ' ' What,' said they, ' is thy counsel concerning a bridge ?' ' There is none,' said he, ' except that he who will be chief let him be a bridge.
Page 17 - Llun teyrnaidd lyw llin teyrnedd Balch y beirdd bobl heirdd hardded Hu. In three halls is felt the oppression of anguish, that he lives not, The chief of princely form, of the royal and proud line Of the Bards, a dignified race, the ornament of Hu.
Page 45 - The three primary privileges of the bards of the isle of Britain: maintenance wherever they go ; that no naked weapon be borne in their presence ; and that their testimony be preferred to that of all others.
Page 161 - The first is, instruction 160 161 derived from circumstance, that is, from seeing and hearing. The second is, natural understanding giving heed. The third is, the grace of God, that is, Awen. And from these three comes the import of Bardism. 134. The three prominent features of Bardism: memorial; instruction; and peace. 135. Three things which a Bard ought to confirm, and to make supreme over every thing that is supreme: truth; peace; and the import of sciences. 136. Three kinds of things ought to...

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