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ÐEIHDD YN CIIWAREU.

BOB YN DDWRNAD.

THE LLANELLY COALFIELD.

DISPUTE AT MARDY COLLIERY.

BRECON AND MERTHYR JUNCTION…

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I DASTARDLY RAILWAY OUTRAGE.

SERIOUS OFFENCE BY A NEATH…

TYLORSTOWN EXPLOSION.

SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS' LIBRARY.

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SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS' LIBRARY. THE GEM OF THE COLLECTION. The Welsh division of Sir T. Piiillii)s".Nl',S. now offered for sale comprise about 700 tof, making roughly 1,461 items, divided as follows :— MS. volumes in Welsh 56 MS. volumes relating to Wales 384- Court rolls, manor rolls, Ac 172 Abbey charters and other deeds 849 Every phase of Welsh life, manners, customs, topo- fraphy, literature, biography, architecture, and in fact every subject, is illustrated and now that this collection will be kept together and placed at tha dis- posal of the public, 110 scholar, whether engaged UJKMI the literature of Wales, the history of the country, or of any county, or almost of any pariah will be satisfied until he has r-ansacked its stores of information. The most valuable item in the Walsh division is The Book of Aneurin." There are four famous 12th century MSS. known as The Four Ancient Hooks of Wales." These are the Book of Taliesin," the "Black Bo -k of Carmarthen," the "Red Book of Hergeet," and the Book of Aneuriu." The Hrsttwo are in the collection of Mr. Wyuue, of Peniarth the third is in the collection of Jesus College, Oxford and the fourth will now repose at Cardiff, being part of the Phillipps collection. It is a remarkable fact that the British Museum has never gout hold of one of them. Being unique, the value of Cardiff's latest ac- quisition can bo scarcely estimated. The Book of Aneurin is probably greater in interest than any of the others. They are all said to contain Welsh litera- ture dating back at least ItS fat as the 6th century— literature that was transcrilied in the 12th century, probably between 1130 and 1180. With regard to the first three, a great difference of opinion exists as to the actual date of their composition, and it it it disputed point whether they refer to historical events or not. but in the ca"e of the Book of Aueurin," which con- tains the poem known as the Uododin," toeing an account of the Battle of Cattraeth, scholars are agreed that this is a record of actual occurrence, and that it was composed in the 5th century, or about that period, and probably preserved by tradition from the 6th to the 12th century. This probability receives confirmation in a remarkable way. The poem, as in I the manuscript, breaks off very abruptly, showing that the manuscript is itself imperfect and although there are many transcripts containing the poem, they all end in the same way. They are admittedly later MSS., the transcript just secured by Cardiff showing in its caligraphy and oiiiamentatiou work of the 12th csntury.

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