Transactions of the Cymmrodorion, or Metropolitan Cambrian Institution; V.1 Volume 1

Transactions of the Cymmrodorion, or Metropolitan Cambrian Institution; V.1 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...mode of expression, of the Welsh tongue, which it is scarcely possible, in some cases, to transfer, with literal exactness, into any other.--En. Ta. ' 1' The three sessions or assemblies, to which this Triad and the two following relate, may be described, in popular terms, as the bardic assembly, the court of civil judicature, and the conventional or extraordinary court. The Welsh terms are gorsedd beirdd, gmedd gmlud ac arglwydd, and gorsedd cynghyd cynnal, called, also, gorsedd ddygyvmull. Gonedd, it should be observed, is, more properly, a " court," or " congress," than a " session," as above translated. Of the gorsedd ddygyvmull, or conventional assembly, (which was, also, of three sorts, ) full particulars may be found' in the Law Triads, (Arch. of Wales, vol. iii. p. 329, ) and in the Leges Wallicrz, E. 340. It would swell this note far beyond all due limits to insert them here.---_ 0. Tu. 1The word in Welsh is cy'v0eth.--En. Tn. _ _ " The original expression is act' hony dylyid warogaethyddwy ereill, whlchls, literally, ' " and to which the two others owe homage."-En. Ta. 1"-1 Gorsedd rhaith ddygyrmull is the expression, which may be rendered " a. court of conventional justice;" or, from the context, it may be called, " a general court"ot' legislation."--En. Tn. P it be withstood. This general session controuls all other l'ight, 'of determination and of power, law, or authority, so that none other is equal to it; and it was this general constitutional assembly which first conferred the privileges of the lord of district, and his territory, and of the session of bards. In-fact, it is evident no privilege more

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