Who Are the Welsh?

Who Are the Welsh?

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...on the coverts." Anyhow, the Triads speak with no uncertain sound about the Cymry being the first comers. To please the Welsh, then at war with the English Edwards, and to astonish the conquerors from London, the VVelsh writers of the period made the best story they could for their people. The Athenians of old, an unmistakably emigrant race, were fond of binding their hair with grasshoppers to show that they were aborigines, or children of the soil. Wonderful stories are told of the land from which the Cymry came. But among these the tale about India has singular attractions. It is of post-Christian origin. The Bards speak of the Flood, and the ship of Nevydd Nav Neivion. Two people were therein, the Dwy Van and Dwy Vach, the man of God and the woman of God. This vessel of course had been built in Britain. It was useful to enable Hu the./Iighty to lead back the hosts to the White Isle of the West, the old place. Hindoo legends refer to the VVhite Isle of the West. A Triad mentions the divine man and woman, "who escaped in a decked ship vithout sails, and from this pair the island Prudain was completely re-peopled." Another Bardic story relates to the progress of the Cymry from Umbria of Italy. Three tribes made their way over the Alps. They stayed for a long while on the banks of the river of Eddies, the modern Rhine. They afterwards reached the Slow river (Avar), and gained the Bright river (Loire) on their way to Gascony. A portion travelled on to Armorica (Brittany), the land on the Upper 'Sea, but the mass found their way to Britain over the Hazy Ocean, which Londoners recognize as the German Ocean, the source of their fogs. All will admit, with the Rev. R. W. Morgan, that "this account is a very striking...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755367
  • 9781236755360