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FANNY BLOOMING FAIR.
From the Welsh of David Nicholas.
By William Davies.
Tais author flourished in A. D. 1760. He was private tutor in the family of Mr. Aubrey, of Aberpergwm, near Neath.
With Fanny, blooming Fair!
Who still unrival'd reigns,
Through all Siluria's plains ?
Of sweetest flowers
From Pindus' bowers,
Sweet lily of the dale,
The theme of ev'ry song,
O'er all the youthful throng ;
Of life the balm
She bears the palm,
No pleasure can I taste,
But from the mournful strajn;
In sorrow, grief, and pain;
If you, dear lovely maid, refuse to ease my care,
Oppress’d with woes
My life I close,
Slow Neath shall seek the hills
And leave th' extended main,
The tow'ring beacon gain ;
Whene'er I rove
Or cease to love
Where streams forget to flow,
Wrapp'a in eternal snow;
With fond desire
I'll strike the lyre
On Affric's utmost bound,
Should parch the burning ground,
My song shall be
Of love and thee,
Thou balmy zephyr mild,
Blow on the hawthorn pale,
Soft April's modest ch
That decks the dow And then each tender sigh perfe
Those sighs that pro
VIII. In softest whispers spe
Her poet's anxious That faithful heart mus
That long has sigh'd For soon, without one smile to
The yew tree's gloo
Must shade my tomt Dear Fanny, Bloomin
Y DEWIS, OR TI From the Welsh of Hywel
By John Humphr
HYWEL AB OWAIN was one of the of North Wales. Upon his father's d the throne, but, after a severe strugg Davydd, and two years afterwards This part of his history is beautifull(vide PRINCE HOEL'S CHILD.) produetions preserved, which are E Wales. The effusions of his muse app been dedicated to the fair sex.
Yon lovely maid, of fe
On woman, when her charms unite,
Supreme in female excellence,
But most I prize her diffidence,
Upon the sparkling summer tide,
Discreetest maid, be this thy pride.
What pause should mar a choice like this?
Then choose, my fair, and seal our bliss.
SIR GRIFFITH LLWYD.
From the Welsh of Gwilym Ddu.
By Richard Llwyd.
Sir Griffith Llwyd, knight, ab Rhys, ab Griffith, ab Ednyved Vychan, was, in the early part of his life, seneschal to prince Llewelyn ab Iorwerth, and served afterwards under his grandson, the brave, but unfortunate, Llewelyn ab Griffith. On the subjugation of Wales, yielding to the force of circumstances, and in obedience to the treaties between the two countries, he considere himself thenceforward as the subject of the English king ; accord ingly he was the bearer to him of the first intelligence of the queen delivery of a son at Caernarvon castle, on which he was knighted b
Edward. But afterwards, enraged at the oppression endured by his countrymen at the hands of the English, he roused the country, and led an insurrection to throw off the yoke of England. On this occasion he Latinized the adage “ Gwell marw vel dyn, na byw del ci,” (Better die like a man than live like a dog,) and that it might be intelligible to his enemies, displayed the words Vincere vel mori upon his shield and banners. Although awhile successful, he was at length defeated, and taken prisoner. From this poem, it is supposed he ended days a prisoner in Rhuddlan castle. Gwilym Ddu (Black William) Sir Griffith Llwyd's bard, entitled this poem Audl y Misoedd, the Ode of the Months, than which nothing could be more inappropriate, as but two of them are named in it.
My days were bright, my hours were gay,
How heavy on this suff’ring land,