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OFR LONDON LETTER,1

MYFYR MORGANWG, D.e.L.

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MYFYR MORGANWG, D.e.L. (Br MoRiEN) A few dtya ago Myfyr Morgaawg, D.C.L., rontypridd, Arohdruid of the Isle of Britain, reached the 80th miloatoco on the journey of life. This haa been a trying winter for the venerable patriarch, bat he has watched over his oonstitu. tion with the aasiduous care of one whose faculties are unimpaired, and whose capacity for enjoying the blessings of existence have not lost their keen- ness. There ia aomething unutterably touching in listening to the epeculationa of one who, judging by the ordinary duration of human life, cannot be diatant from the verge of terrestrial existence as to the life beyond. M. Thiera, in one of hia laat speechee, said, I am cloaa to the myateriaa." The archdruid will converse freely on the aubjeot of a future state, but he does ao very differently to the majority of other people. Nothing ia better caloutated to disturb hia equanimity while con. versing on the subject of a future etate than for one to refer to "Abraham'a bosom" A friend converaiDg with him lately ventured to mention the namee of the Hebrew patriarcha in connection with the abode of the bleaeed. He daH-ted a wttheriutr glacoe over hia spectacles aad aaid emphatically. I have no desire to go to dwell with the Jewa, but with lolo Morganwg. Talieain. Hywaroh Ben, &o. I would prefer sitting on a stone m their oompfmy in the circle of Gwynfyd than with any Abraham in any paradiae. Myfyr ia cow bneily engaged in drawing up a synopeia of the Druidio creed, which will be entitled "The Thpod of Apollo." It waa interesting, bnt at the earne time metanoholy, to witness how the venerable bard chafed at the interruption to hia labonra the late froet canaad, for the cold affected hio aged nngera, and he was in oonaeqnenoe unable to write. It waa the chafing of one who feela that he haa important work to 6niah within a limited time; of one who feela that the signal for dropping the pen for evermore may come at any moment. We rejoice, however, to be able to atata that there ia now every probability 1 he Tripod of Apollo will he given to the world in a complete form. It ia a great error to auppoae, ae many do enppoee even in hia own neighbourhood, that the arohdmid ia an izndei. The fact ia, that the only quarrel he haa with modern Chriatianity ia that it doea not, according to hia viewe, represent the glory and majeaty of the Creator adequately. It iabnt aimple jnatioe to an illuatrioua Welshman who haa jnat entered upon hia ninth decade that thia should be known before he diea. During the latte? years of the laat century the olaun of a certain aohool who caUed themeelvea the diaciptee of the chair of Morganwg, conaiating of lolo Morganwg, Dr. Owen Pugh. and other distinguished men, to be in poaeeeaion ot the teaeta of the ancient Druida ot Britain and Gaul waa the theme which excited much diaouaaion in the learned world. Among othcre who wrote on the aubjoot from an adverae point of view waa the learned author of The Celtic ResearoheB," and The Ritea and Mythology of theBritiah Druida;" Mr. D. W. Naah, author of tha intereetimg volume, The Barde of Britain and others, alt of whom challenged lolo and hia frienda to produce proof of the truth of what they aeaerted. lolo promised it to the world, but he waa unable to do aa he had intended poverty, old age, and, ultimately, death prevented him. Dr. OwenPugh, who had been initiated into the mysteries by honest lolo. eaya With reapect to the traditiona themselves, aa one of the order I feel a propensity (a pardonable one, I hope), in common with a few remaining membera, to pro- B rve among ou fild ves undisclosed, except at a ef reedd, those very ocrioua remaina as an incite- ment to preserve tha ayatem." Such are tha remarks of a fcholar and a gentlemau touching the Druidic mystoriea that dear old Icio was Bnab!e to give to the world. Now it will be ecen how important ia the work performed by Mytvr Morganwg, when we etate that he haa ac. c.-mpliahed what lolo Morganwg had promiaed. Unfortunately he haa written m the Welatt language and, with the exception of what haa appeared m the columns of the Western noBe of the mysteriea h.tve been given in Eagl?ah. I wish the patriarch of Pontypndd many more happy yeatB to serve hia country.

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