Y Cymmrodor: Embodying the Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion of London, Bind 4

Robert Jones, Thomas Powel
The Society., 1881
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Side 170 - ... sheep she was to have. She immediately adopted the mode of counting by fives, thus: One, two, three, four, five -One, two, three, four, five; as many times as possible in rapid succession, till her breath was exhausted. The same process of reckoning had to determine the number of goats, cattle, and horses respectively; and in an instant the full number of each came out of the lake when called upon by the father. The young couple were then married...
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Side 80 - Silurum colorati vultus et torti plerumque crines et posita contra Hispania Iberos veteres trajecisse easque sedes occupasse fidem faciunt.
Side 201 - The husband returned sighing and weeping towards Bryn Twrw, " Noise Hill," and when he had reached it, the twrw, "noise," there was greater than had ever been heard before, namely that of weeping after "Belene"; and it was then, after he had struck her with iron, that he first learnt what his wife's name was.
Side 76 - Britanniae pars interior ab iis incolitur, quos natos in insula ipsi memoria proditum dicunt, maritima pars ab iis, qui praedae ac belli inferendi causa ex Belgio transierant (qui omnes fere iis nominibus civitatum appellantur, quibus orti ex civitatibus eo pervenerunt), et bello illato ibi permanserunt atque agros colere coeperunt.
Side 172 - Tho' suspended on the hook, Come thou also, quite well home ! They all immediately obeyed the summons of their mistress, the "little black calf" although it had been slaughtered, became alive again and walked off with the rest of the stock at the command of the Lady. This happened in the spring of the year, and there were four oxen ploughing in one of the fields, to these she cried, " Pedwar eidion glas Sydd ar y maes, Deuwch chwithau Yn iach adre ! " The four grey oxen, t That are on the field....
Side 166 - On his return home, the young man communicated to his mother the extraordinary vision he had beheld. She advised him to take some unbaked dough or " toes'" the next time in his pocket, as there must have been some spell connected with the hardbaked bread, or " Bara eras," which prevented his catching the lady. " Next morning, before the sun had gilded with its rays the peaks of the Fans, the young man was at the lake, not for the purpose of looking after his mother's cattle, but seeking for the same...
Side 188 - Bettws Fair, the wife's horse got restive, and somehow, as the husband was attending to the horse, the stirrup touched the skin of her bare leg, and that very night she was taken away from him. She had three or four children, and more than one of their descendants, as Glasynys maintains, were known to him at the time he wrote in 1863.
Side 209 - I remember seeing an oak having an acorn," to which the other replied, "And I remember seeing a hen having an egg"; and one of the two added, "But I do not remember before seeing anybody brew beer in the shell of a hen's egg." The mother then went to the witch and told her what the twins had said one to the other ; and she directed her to go to a small wooden bridge, not far off, with one of the strange children under each arm, and there to drop them from the bridge into the river beneath. The mother...
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