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AT EIN DARLLENWYR. j

CAERDYDI).J

MWYGIO'K EISTEDDFOD.I

I Y CONFFRENS.

THE FORMATION OF COAL.

" CROMWELL'S OPEX LETTERS.

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CROMWELL'S OPEX LETTERS. TO COUNCILLOR DAVID DAVIES. DEAR SIR,—I have known you for many years, and profess to biJ tolerably well versed in your where- ibo'its. 1 must sav, the more thoroughly I know you >0 bi^her you vise in uiy e^tinjauoi!. xo.*i «iic i a nian of culture is no fault ol yours. B!t>sed V who have had the golden advantages -of cany et nation Iu spito of that you are a man of multi- v is qualities, some of which are really evcelleat. Mtt'C iiot jierfeet, else I would not have dared to i you an "oi>en letter," aud you are magnani- ?OUinoiigh to acknowledge yt.ur imptrfections; TC ,im encouraged to pen a few w onls to you. i i 1 kmb>er the time wheu you were called to addressstings extemiKire in English. I used to tremble^ atjjy y0il, y>ut now that fear is gone to O .on, DlirjUrr the last 15 year? you have made nl°\tl jd ts in the direction of real sei vice and usefulness^ tji0 p^Glic than any other uian in the parish of ;iyr Tydfil. Othei-s have done uobly, out takmg *ings'into consideration, 1 think you have social progress. You have been to expose aud condemn arrant injustices, e^y name of which made your col- leagues shrug, vj^houlders. We know of certaiu gentlemen v.'»i ]x>ur out floods of passionate declamation UP* and upon that in the presence of a few of tuci triors; but, it las they do not chirp tM loud ii3 a \^«e in the projier quarters. But you have the_coup 5, your convictions to utter the right ward in t'' place. Some will demur to the last statement, » maintain that, whereas yon have the courage t the right sentiment, you have not the tact aw- < ^vdness always to utter the right word. I ac-Cl modification. 'J'licro are mre occasions on sv ,u would not gain yOur point by calling a !A<Jta spatle." Your ljest- friends tacitly cPn yu ^re not an expert at word manipulation. Aa ..H is»on from the i>rophet Nathan. He, first ot ^v'oH-d his awful charge agaiust David in a ljeaiui'1 n^vble, but. when that, failed co bring the truth io<f David's heart, the parabolrcnl garb was throv as" anil the naked truth was given him all TIlou art the man-' r Like little David of o.d, ><\ tiared to },eai.d social lions, antl in the name ot Vh\nd justice, you have faced and conquered a tew whoso very namel-l created consternation amSig igeon-hearted folk. Yon, like many other ,,Nl are nijs;. understood, and consequently n\sj*^ed, by a certain class of the community, ^wci has never understood its best friends. I ho nov, t,.Illfi- of martyrs would not have obtained thffirowu of martyrdom had they been better u^d^ood and more thoroughly known. The greatest Beinctor of H. world was crucified in ignorance. is Rt-member the holy maxim A not greater than his lord. Cain's teeming in this world. Wherefore slew his brother Abel? Because his works were evil, tl his b-other's righteous. Marvel not. th*n, if the -rid hateth you. In all your dealings with the p\ie, there is :Uway. found the note of profound sinewy. I have reason to believe that your mtitives are alws as pure and uiulefiled as the light of heaven.! cannot see eye to eye with you in evfirythin< for t si'mnle reason, probably, that we 1!>0,< at things fio different staudpints but even when ye separate fd a while at the junction of opiiiiondo^.1 have always' found you to \>e governed by the mgiW and purest motives. I wonder not that you are peiVuted i>y the Hii<rraded serfs of beerdom, and hated bvt[ie devotees nf imtrnJsm but what surprises me n »^sojemn tact that somo professed Christian people yadily join them to upbraid and abuse you. As a ma^r o{ {actt I know some of them _are ,ir lKpl ^;orthy of bein^dublied "Christian. Christ.9 Cbnviamty 1H not their"Ey their fruit ye ^hall kno\ tjierilt» Thev have not soared so high 111 the moral atywpliere a« to be like Cesar's wife, abo\e suspicion, j b;lve heard it' said that these peon.e are mote Jpme in ,nn)il 1 p-house thau 111 the House of ,r' more faithful and attentive in si'If-el^ted J1("^tanJ.>:ner committees (if held under tl'ev10 l°t l^! V;1- gogne) than in the pmyer and rob "Hon C;i i° a Satanic farce, and «.hc Uugnu "Wk of hell. You know them well enough, and _ca ^Vi to be generous and charitable, a.id t jipliuU41 not to have any dealings with these ^sof^ci^ I have to congratulate you fot the „re A. ferred upon you by the denominat j t0'th^ lielong. I have swu yoar name Union public as the president of the n/alfthe chaii's fr. iRPh. That tells a tale, Ijecause °f aH the of honour you have sat ujxni, this is thel.ngn tiiat .hi» honour lias I,eon limi t imon you "lieu «<j t that you are not guilty of having grow a o in the service of the Master. 1 l.ave been to d ti^ the clitt of the denomination uuitedly .av layman, during the last decade, ha« ve fully in promoting the interest organisatious, and hence more worthy o dential chair than Councillor D. friondiy l'.ofnro T ,.lo^e this letter, let me gi\e_y ou a tricnaij waining. Fore-warned, fore-armed, tecui „ is getting more prevalent everyday amoi i j1 that no man, how good soever ho \x,>should g. a member of more than one or two the same time. You are one ot a few tlu tu^ ^en Guilty of allowing their name? to be pu'olic as aspirants for almost [he vicinity! I believe that you have tl^.al^and moral advancement of the peoi:»1« u • seeking their suffrages ft>r election on Uu e>eu incieas'ug 'wards but hencefortl1, wou d ay )i.e I you not to enticed by any to 30. the fnenJs M ql,Llities'o-,) oil,- (-)r t",o of tll()I;e or Kir1? I ,o sKVe K™1 and 1 man to the best of your ability. I veuerato the .nan whose heatt is, waini, Whose hands are pure, whose uoctune antl w no. t Coincident, exhibit lucid proof That he is honest in the sacred cause. mat 11c is yours, in truth and fortitude, C'noii wi'.u..

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