Barddas; Or, a Collection of Original Documents Illustrative of the Theology, Wisdom, and Usages of the Bardo-Druidio System of the Isle of Britain. y Gwir Yn Erbyn y Byd. with Translations & Notes. by J. Williams AB Ithel. Volume 1

Barddas; Or, a Collection of Original Documents Illustrative of the Theology, Wisdom, and Usages of the Bardo-Druidio System of the Isle of Britain. y Gwir Yn Erbyn y Byd. with Translations & Notes. by J. Williams AB Ithel. Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...wood, to the width of the tenth or twelfth of an inch; so that, when the letters are cut on one of the sides, they may not appear on any other side, but in the rasped margin alone. After that, make necks on the staves within the length of two barleycorns of the end, round, and the thickness of a nail or cabbage leaf, deeper than the surface of the tree; and trim both ends neatly and smartly, that they may be beautiful to look at, and easy under the finger to turn. Then the stave will be ready, which is also called ebill, and in the plural ebillion, and its appearance will bo as here seen;--And on this stave or ebill the letters are cut with a knife in small grooves the thickness of a leaf or small straw in depth, and as wide as a slender stalk of hay. Let every groove be cut fair and clear in its cutting. And when you have cut on one side, cut on the next, and so on tho four sides; but take care not to cut deeper than the rasping of the edges. When you have cut on the four sides, proceed to another stave, and from ebill to ebill, until you shall have cut the whole of the poem or oration that was intended. Then take four pieces of wood for the pillwydd, for these sticks are called pillwydd, and with them make a frame, in which tho lettered ebillion shall be arrayed methodically and securely. These are the delineations of the pillwydd;--that is, in each is made a series of small semicircular notches, as large as half the necks of the ebillion, care being taken that the notch of ono piece of wood is exactly opposite to its fellow in the other. And when two arc finished, thoy are joined together, and afterwards the ebillion are inserted by their necks in tbe pillwydd, and tho two pillwydd arc tied round their necks at each end witb a strong thread of...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236629914
  • 9781236629913