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CAMBRIAN WREATH :
Poems, Historical, Legendary, and Humorous.
ANCIENT BARDS AND DRUIDS.
From Lucan's Pharsalia.
MARCUS ANNæus LUCAN was of an Equestrian family of Rome, and born at Corduba in Spain about A. D. 39. in the reign of the emperor Caligula. Lucan wrote several poems, but the Pharsalia is the only one that now remains. He suffered death in the 27th year of his age, and the tenth of the emperor Nero. The Pharsalia was translated from the original Latin into English verse by Mr. Nicholas Rowe, who died in 1718, just as he had completed his version.
Ye Bards wbom sacred raptures fire
The Druids now, while arms are heard no more,
To these, and these of all mankind alone,
THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT
An Ode, in the manner of Taliesin.
By EDWARD WILLIAMS, (IOLO MORGANWG.)
The following abbreviated account of the doctrine of the METEM. PSYCHOSIS, which forms the machinery of this poem, is from the author's own introduction to it. “All animated beings originate in the lowest point of existence, whence, by a regular gradation, they rise higher and higher in the scale of existence, till they arrive at the highest state of happiness and perfection that is possible for finite beings. Beings, as their souls, by passing from ferocious to more gentle and harmless animals, approach the state of humanity. become ameliorated in their dispositions, less influenced by evil, and