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TAFF VALE RAILWAY.

CARDIFF POLICE COURT.—MONDAY.

MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.

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ERECOSSHIBE. BRECON INFIRMARY.—Aug, 19, 1845. ————— IN. OUT. Patients remaining last Week 4 50 Admitted since 0 3 -7- 4 58 Cured and Relieved.. I 8 Dead 0 0 I Remaining 3 45 Physician for the ensuing week Dr. Lucas Surgeon,«Sic, Mr. North. BRECON MARKET, AUGUST 16.-Wheat, 6s. 4d. to 7s.; barley, 4s. 9d. to 5s. 3d.; oats, 2s. lud. to 3s. 6d., im- perial measure; beef, 6d.to7d.; mutton, Gel. to \$;,1.; lamb, fid. to 6Jd.; veal, 5d. to fid. butter, lid. to Is. skim cheese, 5d. to o|d. per lb.; geese, from 2s. 3d. to 4-s. 61; ducks. Is. 4d. to 2s. and fowls, 10 I. to Is. 6d. each egurs, 6d. per dozen old hay, £5 to £5 10s.; and stra.v, £ 3 10s., to £ 4 lt»s., per ton. ODD FELLOWSHIP.—The Saint John's Lodge, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, held their anni- versary at the Lion Inn, Brecon, on Tuesday, August 12 The members of the lodge bavins; Yallen into procession, walked to St. John's church, where they paid much at- tention to an excellent sermon preached by the Rev. Mr. Price, the curate of the parish. They afterwards peram- bulated some of the streets preceded hy thejr band, aud presenting a very beautiful appearance. On their return to the iodge they partook of a capital dinner, provided in Mr. Powell's usual first-rate style. The numbers who sat down to the enjoyment of this repast have been variously estimated, but we believe 170 will be found cor- rect. After dinner a chairman was duly installed in the person of Mr. T. Bishop; Mr. Lewis Hu^has, acting as vice-chairman. A number of standa; Soasts were drank with much fervour, and sevtrai speeches illustrative of the well-doing of the ORDER in Brecon were beautifully de- livcred, so much so, indeed, that it would be wrong to mention any particular speakers as excelling. Songs formed an entertaining portion of the evening's amuse- ment—in fine, every thinz contributed to reuder the occasion one of unmixed pleasure. THE PIIINCEITES. — A party of the notorious I Pi-iticeites (commonly so called,) paid us a flying visit on Friday last, when they held forth in the Town Hall to a large con- course of peopie. The peculiar tenets ur*ed upon this occasion with tremenduaus enthusiasm, were heard with almost stoics indifference by our townsmen, and not a sound in approval or dissent was heard on either hand. It is not by any means necessary that we should embroil ourselves in a religious discussion with any adherents of the fanatic, but the following sentence uttered, amongst others, with all imaginable earnestness by one of the lecturers, will, we think, he a poser" for most reasona- ble wen —" The Lord has promised that before that d'-eadful lay (the resu;reeiion) he will send his prophet f Elijah amongst you to give you warnintr of the coming event,, and behold, before you standi (A^t messenger, A favourite exclamation, & one which they evidently sup- posed telling point," \yt\q the expression —" Behold he cometh unceasingly vociferated trumpet-wise at the very top of the voice. —Most of the auditors 1),1 the above occasion are not all desirous of again unde. goirijf the pen nice of bearing or beholding so much fanaticism and absolute insanity, but are rather- inclined to censure the police authorities for not taking those disturbers of public decency into custody. {Communicated.J Tu the Editor of the Cardiff' (fnd Merthyr Guardian. SIR,-ln your last number (August 9th) thére appcar- ed a notice of the death of Edward Matthew, of ftettws. It is there stated that he wns the son of one of the characters in Citnu Tarw Maesgaulawr by Wm. Hop- itin." It should have been the grandson of Thomas Matthew, whose name occurs ill that song. As the wor- thy chief bard of Glamorgan (Ab 1010) is now collecting all that can be had of Mr. Wm. Hopkin's poems, and rhe remains of some other bards, for publication, the song to which allusion has thus been made, is herewith for- warded to you. It should be stated that the word" are taken down chiefly from the singing and recifin? of an old man named Jenkin Treharne, who, according to the parish register, was bapt. 7ber. ye. 16, 1i64." William Hopkin was buried A. D, 1741, i.e., 23 years ptior to the hirth of Jenkin. Maesgadlawr is a farm in the pa- rish of Llangynwyd, and, at the same time the song was composed, it was the residence of the th¡>!1 vicar of the parish, the Reverend Morgan Thomas. The air to which the song is sung by the hill folk, is called, "Gweg-il y Vwyell," which has lately been published by Miss Jane VVilliams, of A berj)ergwm, in her beautiful co1\eetioll of the melodies of Givent awl Morganivg. (See page 58, and note 83 of that collection.) CANU TARW MAESGADLAWR. Devrch yn nos, vv holl gyveilliou, Chwi t;ew"ch glywed clnvedl greulon. Yu 'nawr yn h-.vyr yn mhhvyv Llangynwyd, Y u dim ys oesoeclcl sain 0 'I' unsut. Wrth dy'r Yiear lan garedig, Meistr Morgan Thomas diddig, Nos g'lan^auav. dyna'r amser, Y bu'r vrwydr gasa'n Lloeger. Yr oedd gan y gwr parchedig, Yn yr adladd danv fyrnig, Gwedi ei avrivad, Jdù ei ladd y gwysivvvd bagad Hwy grynoisant, medd hanesion, Yn eu hanan, megis glewion, I gaol lladd yr eidion Ilydan Mor ddidraferth â llygoden. Crynoi i gyù, vnghyd, hwy wnaethon* 1'1' cae IIl"r oedd y tarw creulou Dechreu rhagod 0 bob ochor. Nes ei gael i mewn i'r 'sgubor 1'no'r aeth hi'n ble 0'1' mwyav, Pwy 0 gant anturiai gyntav, I ddodi'r rhaf, J'U gr:lf. J'n ganplyg, Am ei fernau'r eidion fyrnig. Y cyntaf gwr anturiws ato Oedd y cigydd e'ruaidd cryno, Hy wel Domos dan ei emv, Vu mewn taro wrth glymu'r tarw: 'Nol ei gaeI ev dan ei rwyma' Hi aeth yn hIe pwy d'rawai gynta', Tyngai Darydd Nicholas, chwipyn, Myvi a'i d'rawaf lawr yn sopyn." Yna. gwedai'r cigydd felgall, "Dal dy law, y dyn didd9aU. Nid oes undyn ar v ddai'ren, Gwn a'i dery'n well na'm Odd ei law ve roddai'r coler Oedd am gyrnau'r eidion 'sgeler. Chwi geych glywed, gyda hyny, Fystio clau, vel dau vai'n dyrnu 'Nol hir ddymu, yn y diwedd, e ro'w'd yr eidion yn ei orwedd A'r holl wyr a gwympont arno, Dan ei bwtian a'u traed a'u dwylo Ye dyngai'r cigydd Iwon garw, Ble'r aeth yr hoeden hona, Virtw? Paham na ddaw a'r llestr chwipyn "I dderbyn gwaed yr eidion 'sgymmun 1" Cwnu'r llewys, hogi'r gyllell, I vyn'd at geg yr eidion difaeth; Ond cyn gweled gwaed y tar", Ar y draed fe neidiai'n hoy w! Chwi gaech weled gyda hynny G an y cigydd gilio gwysgi Ni throws yn 01 ei wyneb, druan! Nes oedd yn ochr Coed y Ceven. 'Ddiar ei wàr fe dawlai'r tarw Gatti Nicholas, gyda Virtw, I ben y veisgawn, yn dra fyrnig, Hwy buon yno'n hir mewn Uewyg; Ye dawlws Nani Hutton, druan. 'Ddiar ei gyrn i ben y ddraener4; Hi fu yno'n hir yn hongied Cyn i undyn byw ei gweled. Meistress Man Thomas weddaidd, Wrth wel'd yr eidion cas al1g'ruaidd Yn 1I\wIU'1' mor ddiarbed, Criai'n chwipyn—"Cilia, Marged." A gair 'roedd cerdded hoyw 1'1' Iàn 1 ben y Pedair Erw, I Goed y Pare, vel ewig wysgi, Rhag i'r tarw ddyvod atL Hywel Bach, a Thwm ab Ivan Aeth i'r làn i Vynydd Baidan, 'Ddi yno lawr i gwm Cildaudy, lIwy buan' jmo'n hir yn llechu Nes i henwraig ddyfod heiblo A gwel'd y bechgyn bron yn trigo; Hi wedai vod •• yr eidion hynod Gwedi 'i ladd er's tri diwrnod." Ni savws un o'r gwyr heb giliaw Ond Davydd Nicholas a Thwm Mathaw, William Lewis, dyna'r trydydd Vynws weled ei ddienydd. Ni ddaeth undyn i Vaesgadlor, Yn hyd wythno!, gwn, neu ragor, Nes clywed bod yr eidion Ilydan Gan Veistress Tomos yn J'r halen. Y mae'r cigydd-dyn a'i helpo Yn vawr ei gryd J'n para eto; Mae ve'n gwedyd, medd y dynion, NaJ. ii'r ovn vyth oï galon Ve vu'n hwy nà chwe' diwrnod, Yn ei ben ni throws ei davoJ. Y gyntav gair groew Oedd Cadwed dyn vi rhag y tarw:" Ag os govyn neb trwy'r parthau, llwy a ganodd hyn 0 eiriau, Nid oes aehos ddweyd oi enw, Rhag ei drill e'n waeth na'r tarw i Ei 'wyUys yw. i'r Vicar vwynav Geisio gwyr i'r Uaddva nesav, Vai gwrolaeh beth na'r Rhag i ddynion gael drygioni. There will be sent to you, probably next week, a translation of this song of our nathe peasantry, also a few notei respecting the characters, &c. mentioned. I tl lour paper this song will, it is believed, make its first appear. ance in print, though composed a century and a quar- ter ago. It is to be hoped that the worthy Ab Iolo will be en- abled, by the kind assistance of those who have it in their power, to rescue from oblivion the elegant composltioils of William Hopkin. 0 Yours truly, R. & M. Llan. Vicarage, 15th Aug., 1845.

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