Oxford Notes. ON St. David's Day an evensong in Welsh was sung in the chapel of Jesus College. Principal Rhys read the Lessons, and the sermon was preached in English by Canon Fowler, of Reading. IN the evening, a University Dinner was held at the Randolph Hotel, under the manage- ment of Mr. Aubrey Roberts, of Jesus College, who was mainly responsible for the scheme. Covers were laid for forty. The chair was taken by Mr. Idwal Griffiths, Fellow of St. John's. A good array of Welsh talent was secured for the concert, which included an amateur penillion- singer. AT the Union Society on Thursday night, Mr. E. M. C. Denny, of Jesus College, moved, "That this House views with admiration the Education Policy of Mr. Lloyd-George, as con- ducive to- the best interests of Wales." The motion was carried by a majority of eight. There also spoke for the motion Mr. G. A. Edwards, of Jesus College, and Mr. R. S. Evans, of Lincoln, an-old Llandovery boy. In a semi- official report of the debate Mr. Edwards was ,described as the only speaker who showed that he understood the subject. He gave a short, lucid, and complete view of the case of Mr. Lloyd-George, and earned the warm approval of the House. We congratulate Mr. Edwards, who by the way is a nephew of Mr. O. M. Edwards, on the impression he created. DR. RHYS, on Saturday last, submitted to the Davydd ap Gwilym Society some further arguments in favour of his theory with regard to the Welsh Englyn, namely, that there is a con- nexion between it and Latin verse. On a former occasion the Principal traced the Englyn to its primary form in Welsh, and then drew his 'inferences from a comparison of these with the classic metre. On this occasion he called attention to the resemblance between many lines in the Englynion of our later poets in 'metre and cadence and those of the Latin poets. THE new examiner in Classics to the Central 'Welsh Board is Mr. E. E. Genner, Fellow and Tutor at Jesus College. For many reasons the selection is a good one. His scholarship is unassailable, and though Mr. Genner is an Englishman, his interest in Wales and especially in Welsh Education, is very keen. Several vacations has he spent in Wales, making himself personally acquainted with the working of the Welsh Secondary Education Scheme.
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NOS WYL DEWI. City Temple. Yn ol yr arfer ers blynyddau bellach, cyn- haliodd yr Eglwysi Rhyddion Cymreig yn Llundain eu cymanfa bregethu yn y City Temple nos Fawrth, Chwefror 28ain. Yn fuan wedi agor y drysau clechreuodd y Itiaws ddylifo i mewn, ac erbyn y adeg bennodedig i ddechreu yr oedd yr addoldy eang yn llawn. Cyn chwarter awr wedyn yr oedd ugeiniau yn sefyll yn mhob cwrr. I aros i'r amser dechreu ddod, chwareuodd Mr. Gwilym Rolands ddarnau cysegredig ar yr organ gyda medr mawr. Am saith o'r gloch rhoes y Parch. W. Rees, Tottenham, yn llaw yr hwn yr oedd yr holl drefniadau, emyn i'w ganu. Cymerwyd y rhanau arweiniol gan y Parchn. R. Richard, Woodbery Down, ac R. O. Williams, Holloway. Y pregethwyr eleni oeddynt y Parchn. D. Stanley Jones, Caernarfon, a W. O. Evans, Lerpwl, y naill yn Annibynwr, a'r Hall yn Wesleyad. Cymerodd y cyntaf yn destyn, Ezeciel xliv. 4, "Dychweliad y Gogoniant," a'r ail, Galatiaid vi. 14, "Ymffrostio yn y Groes." Yr oedd y ddwy bregeth yn dda ragorol, yn deilwng o safle ac enwogrwydd y pregethwyr, ac yn cynwys cenadwri nodedig o amserol i'n cydgenedl yn y dyddiau pre- senol. Wedi y pregethau canwyd yr anthem, Pwy yw y rbai hyn," gan y cor o fil o leisiau o'r gwahanol gynnulleidfaoedd. Yr oedd y canu o dan arweiniad Mr. Maengwyn Davies, ac ni raid iddo ef wrth lythyrau can- moliaeth. Os dim, efallai mai tipyn bach gormod o'r rehearsal oedd o gwmpas y canu. Ond amhosibl gwneyd i ffwrdd a hynny. Y tonau a ganwyd oeddynt "Winchester," "Munich," "Moscow," "Nantgau," ac "Alex- ander." O'r braidd y bu y Pwyllgor yn ffodus yn y dewisiad o donau ac emynau. Ar achlysur fel hwn dylai yr emynau a'r tonau fod yn hollol Gymreig ac yn hollol adnabyddus. Ac yn sicr dylai yr emynau gael eu hargraffu yn y rhaglen fel y maent yn adnabyddus i'r Cymry yn gyffred- inol, ac nid fel y maent wedi eu newid gan ryw olygydd mympwyol. Yr unig don a ganwyd gyda thipyn o hwyl Gymreig oedd Alexander ar yr hen emyn Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonnau." Dygwyd y gwasanaeth gwerthfawr hwn i derfyniad ychydig cyn deg o'r gloch drwy weddi gan y Parch. Richard Roberts, West- bourne Terrace.-UN OEDD YNO. St. Paul. Ar yr un awr ag y cynhelid yr Wyl yn City Temple yr oedd yr Eglwyswyr yn cynhal eu cymanfa fawr hwythau yn Eglwys Gadeiriol St. Paul, ac 'roedd y cynulliad yn llawn cymaint ag yn y blynyddoedd blaenorol. Yn wahanol i'r Wyl Ymneillduol, i'r adran gerddorol y rhoddid arbenigrwydd yma, a chynorthwyid y cor gan seindorf filwrol Catrawd y Grenadiers, o dan arweiniad y Rhingyll Williams, yr hwn sydd yn gerddor o gryn fri. Gofalwyd am yr organ gan Mr. Meyrick Roberts, ac arweinid y cor gan Mr. D. J. Thomas. Llafarganwyd y gwasanaeth gan y Parch. L. J. Roderick, Camberwell, a darllenwyd y llithiau gan Syr John Puleston a'r Parch. J. Crowle Ellis, St. Benet. Canwyd anthem newydd o waith Mr. Westlake Morgan, organydd Eglwys Gadeiriol Bangor, a chynorthwywyd y cor gan yr unawd- wyr enwog Mri. Seth Hughes, Daniel Price ac eraill. Y pregethwr ar yr achlysur presenol oedd y Parch. D. J. Thomas, M.A., Prifathraw Coleg Cenhadol Wood Green, a sylfaenodd ei draeth- lad ar Rhuf. i. 16. Dangosodd ei fod mewn llwyr gydymdeimlad a'r mudiad ysbrydol pre- senol sy'n gordoi yr hen wlad; ac er y gall y beirniaid, meddai, weled rhai brychau yn y dull y cerid y gwaith yn mlaen, eto 'roedd y canlyn- iadau yn tystiolaethu yn eglur ei fod o ddwyfol darddiad. Yr oedd cyfnod newydd yn torri ar Gymru, mewn sobrwydd, gwirionedd, a brawd- garwch, a hyderai y gallesid o dan y don yma benderfynu i foddhad yr anghydwelediad presennol ynglyn a phwnc Addysg. Ar ddi- wedd ei bregeth talodd deyrnged dyner o barch i goffa'r diweddar Esgob Lewis, o Landaff. f-,L
MR. JOSEPH HATTON MAKES COMPARISONS. Mr. Joseph Hatton, the eminent author and journalist, contributes a weekly causerie, under the heading of Cigarette Papers," to the People. The subject under discussion in the last number was the Revival, and the writer makes some interesting comparisons between the manifesta- tions in Wales and in the Albert Hall. While in no way associating ourselves with Mr. Hatton's strictures on the Torrey-Alexander Mission, we consider the writer's opinions on the movement in Wales of special interest to our readers. Mr. Hatton is no stranger to Wales, having spent the early years of his journalistic career in the West of England and South Wales. He writes thus :— There is nothing more beautiful than the ethics of Christianity, nothing simpler than the teaching of the Divine Master. It is a noble life that man or woman spends in bringing home to the sinner and the wretched the comfort of belief and worthy conduct. But to annex the tricks of the theatre, to march about with brazen instruments, and make religion a show and a costly plaything, is hardly in the spirit of the Apostles. The Torrey-Alexander Mission is a very different thing from the revival in Wales, where it is a spontaneous awakening to the need of an improved moral code, a sudden con- sciousness of the necessity of social and religious reform, a fine human sentiment inspired by a racial idealism, and promoted by the beautiful scenic environment in which even their pits and furnaces are situated. The Torrey-Alexan- der business is a strident, ostentatious campaign which threatens hell if you won't be led to heaven with shoutings and with songs. London is going to the Albert Hall largely out of curiosity, and as it will go to any big free show. Wales is going to church and chapel and to outdoor meetings of her own fine impulse to live a purer life and be worthier of her glorious history. With all Messrs. Torrey and Alexander's attacks upon the stage there is nothing more theatrical than the methods of the two gentlemen who have come over from America to convert heathen London. Heaven knows there are stage plays that are an abomination, and certain forms of what are called 'entertainments,' that are a grave offence to decent folk; but when Messrs. Torrey and Alexander and other kindred missionaries annex every artifice of the theatre, and then denounce it as beyond all imagination wicked, I want to fling a lighted cigarette at them, and with the permission of this round table a written protest as well. "The Moody and Sankey successors in London are finding that the multitude is a little better educated than they were in the days of their predecessors. But London catches on just the same to the singing. Mr. Alexander is a great actor. He also has a good voice. His songs, if they sometimes shock the reverent churchgoer, appeal to the sensuous in human nature; and they come at a time when England may be said to be more or less music-mad. So we are all ready to join in stirring glory choruses and march to the Alexander beat of tunes that mark time well and are easy to follow. This being so, it is a pity that the words of the • revival songs are not poetic, and the choruses reverent in their Hosannahs."
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