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Record of Coming Events.

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"Horeb" Wesleyan Chapel.]

. Trinity Literary Guild.

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Family Notices

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A Suggestion.

A Time for Everything.

"Bethel" M.I.S.

Rehoboth Literary Society.

Should Women have Votes?

The "New Boy."

Gilchrist Lectures.

Newmarket Eisteddfod.

MUSICAL REVIVAL.\

CHRIST CHURCH LITERARY SOCIETY.…

Harvest Thanksgiving Services.

John Jones and his Happy Home…

Ejectment Order.\

Warning to Parents.

A WATCH FOR NOTHING.

THE MOTOR STATION AT MELIDEN.

WELSH NAMES.

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WELSH NAMES. The Welsh surnames are mostly of the patronymic class and not very numerous at best. Christian names are also very limited in number, and hence the difficulty of in- dividualising people must be great in the more rural parts of the Principality. Where Evans, e.g., is very common it will not help you much to find that half of them have Evan as Christian name also,—Evan Evans—of which we personally know several instances. Where the Welsh surnames begin in P or B, that letter is generally a survival of the Ap, as Price ap Rhys, Bevan ap Evan, Bowen ap Owen, Pugh ap Hugh, &c. A good hit at the old Welsh practice of springing names together occurs in the play of Hir John Oldcastle, printed in 1600, in which ran the following conversation :— "Judge What bail? What sureties'?—Davy: Her Cozen, ap Rice, ap Evan, ap Morice, ap Morgan, ap Llewelyn, ap Madog, ap Meredith, ap Griffiths, ap Davies, ap Owen, ap Simkin- Jones.—Judge: Two of the efficient are enough.—Sheriff: And please your Lordship, these are all but one Burlesquing this troublesome fashion, a seventeenth century wit describes Welsh cheese as— Adam's own cousin-German by birth, Ap Curds, ap Milk, ap Cow, ap Grass, ap Earth.

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