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THE

Literature af the Kymry;

BEING A CRITICAL ESSAY ON THE

HISTORY

OF

THE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

OF

Wales,

DURING THE TWELFTH AND TWO SUCCEEDING CENTURIES; CONTAINING NUMEROUS
SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT WELSH POETRY IN THE ORIGINAL AND
ACCOMPANIED WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS; TO

WHICH WAS AWARDED THE

PRIZE GIVEN

BY

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES,

AT THE LATE ABERGAVENNY EISTEDDVOD.

BY THOMAS STEPHENS.

LLANDOVERY,
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM REES; LONDON, LONGMAN & CO.

MDCCCXLIX.

PRINTED BY WILLIAM REES, LLANDOVERY,

TO

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

ALBERT EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES,

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY PERMISSION OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,

THE FOLLOWING RECORD OF

LITERARY AND INTELLECTUAL

LA BOURS AMONG THE

Ancient and Xllustrious Race,

WHOSE

REPRESENTATIVE HE IS;

IN THE HOPE,

THAT WIIEN FUTURE YEARS HAVE EXTENDED MIIS EXPERIENCE,

AND RIPENED HIS JUDGMENT,

HE MAY FEEL A REGARD FOR THE INHABITANTS

OF

The Principality,

AS STRONG AS IS THEIR AFFECTION FOR THE

HEIR APPARENT

TO THE THRONE OF BRITAIN.

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