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Argraffwyd a chyhoeddwyd gan J. Jones, 1860 - Welsh letters - 338 pages
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Page lxvi - WHEN some proud son of man returns to earth, Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth, The sculptor's art exhausts the pomp of woe, And storied urns record who rests below ; When all is done, upon the tomb is seen, Not what he was, but what he should have been...
Page lvii - Or that their slubber'd lines have current pass From the fat judgments of the multitude, But that this barren and infected age Should set no difference 'twixt these empty spirits And a true poet: than which reverend name Nothing can more adorn humanity.
Page 221 - This was a matter of triumph to my antagonists ; but to me it was such a confounding, overthrowing blow, as would certainly have utterly ruined and destroyed me out of the way, but that I have a queer turn of mind that disposes me to laugh heartily at an absurdity, and to despise ignorance and conceitedness.
Page xiv - r wyf ! Gwae fi na chawn enwi nod, Ardd wen, i orwedd ynod ! Pan ganer trwmp Ion gwiwnef, Pan gasgler holl nifer nef, Pan fo Mon a'i thirionwch O wres fflam yn eirias fflwch, A'i...
Page 15 - Gwiwddestl y'th gynnysgaeddwyd, " Hoffder Duw Ner, a dyn wyd ; " Mirain wyt ym mysg moroedd,
Page xxxvi - I believe it), till I have it under your hand. " I wrote you a good while ago in behalf of poor Gronow Owen, the greatest genius, either of this age, or that ever appeared in our country ; and perhaps few other countries can shew the like of him for universal knowledge.
Page 103 - A'i theg Eiriau, laith gywiraf, laith araith eirioes, wrol, fanol foes, Er f' Einioes, a'r fwynaf. 21 Neud, Esgud un a'i dysgo, Nid Cywraint ond a'i caro, Nid Mydrwr ond a'i medro, Nid Cynnil ond a'i cano, Nid Pencerdd ond a'i pyngcio, Nid Gwallus ond a gollo Nattur ei laith, nid da'r wedd, Nid Rhinwedd ond ar honno. 22 Medriaith Mydrau, \ Wiriaith Eiriau, > wyrth eres: Araith orau, ) Cadwynfyr.
Page 213 - Cornelia, the mother of the Gracchi, is commended in history for having taught her sons, in their infancy, the purity of the Latin tongue ; and I may say, in justice to the memory of my mother, that I never knew a mother, nor even a master, more careful to correct an uncouth, inelegant phrase, or vicious pronunciation, thau she.
Page lxiii - Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Blest madman who could every hour employ With something new to wish or to enjoy! Railing and praising were his usual themes, And both, to show his judgment, in extremes : So over violent or over civil That every man with him was God or Devil.
Page 237 - ... as I understand, that it and its fellows were introduced by the authority of an Eisteddfod, I wish we had an Eisteddfod again to give them their dimittimus to some peaceable acrostic land, to sport and converse with the spirits of deceased puns, quibbles, and conundrums of pious memory ; then should I gladly see the true primitive metres reinstated in their ancient dignity, and sense regarded more than a hideous jingle of words, which hardly ever can bear it.

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