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JBankyfelin Notes. Y DAITH I GELLYWEN. ( Pdrlwd). Pan gyrhaeddaiS Gellywen yr oodd yn dechreu nosi, yr oedd yr haul wedi machlud yn y gorllewin pell, a r newydd loer arian- aidd yn cyflym ddilyn ar ei ol. Yr oedd distawrwydd fel brenin yn teyrnasu ar y wlad o amgyleh. Yr oedd yr amaethwr wedi gadael ei aradr; tinciau eiugion efail y gof wedi tewi; y moliuydd wedi gadael ei felin y crydd ei esgidiau y saer ei goed a'r cobblers ei gloe3. Yr oedd dim yn tori ar y dwfn ddistawrwydd hyn ond llais oerllyd y ddylluan. Yr oedd cory wig wedi roddi eu telynau by chain heibio,ac er ys amser bellach wedi rhoddi eu hunaill i orphwys yn dayol ar fylxwes anwyl brenhincs cwsg. Gwneuthym y goreu o fy fltordd at amaeth- dy oedd gerllaw'r peutrefer mwyn arosdros y nos (er mantais i mi weled yr ardal hyfryd boreu draunoeth). Peth cyutaf oedd yn eisieu oedd cyflawnu anghenrheidiau y dyn oddi mewn (tie inner man). Wedi o-orphen bwyta, tynais sached fawr o'rEoyal Frank lyn o fy mhoced gan ei estyn i wr y ty. IT dp yourself" meddwn wrtho, 11 i-naelu rliaid oi:01 steam, wyddoch." Yn wir, fe ddeehreuodd y steam wneud gwaith hefyd, arwydd lie dda ydyw pan welwch ddyn a'i I y ddwy fraich yn mhleth, a'i ben yn tebygoli i stack fawr Llanelli yn llawnmwg, y mae y pryd hyn ar adrodd rhyw straeen difyrus. Pan ddeclu'euodd siarad gallem feddwl fod v steam gcrllaw 60 lbs to a square inch. Yr r, banes cyntaf roddodd oedd am yr ardal; yn wir, peth hynod hefyd i'r ffermwyr ydyw hyn yna, canys cwyno am y tywydd neu ar yr amser drwg, yr agricultural depression, maent yn son gyntaf. Nid folly hwn. Braidd 11a cliredwn wrth ei ymadroddion ei fod ei yn gwybod am y pentref a'r pentref- wyr 'nol hycl at devrnasiad Adda Jones ar ardd Eden. Gofynais iddo pan oedd ar derfynu rhoddi hanes y fossils gafodd pan yn tori y pwll mawr sydd gerllaw'r efail; faint o garwriae+h sydd yn cael ei gario yn mlaen yn yr ardal hyn, canys y wyf fi, meddwn wrtho, er fy mod yn briod, yn cymmeryd interest mawr mewn caru, yn enwedig earn yr hon ifasiwn, sef caru VlJ y nos. 0 meddai yntau, wedi tynu pwffiad da o'i bib fer ddu, nes oeddwn yn credu fod stapal ei en ar dori. Carwriaeth," meddai, o y fi am stori garu. Nid oes neb o fewn yr ardal yn gwybod fwy am storiau caru na fi." 11 Wel," meddwn innau (gan wneud gwen hir fawr fellease dyn tlawd (from year to year, neu fel y mae y Cymro yn ei alw gwen hir fel wythnos lyb) beth pe byddeeh yu adrodd un i mi i ddechreu." Allright," meddai, gan roddi ei bib ar y pentan, ac un goes dros y llall. "Pan oeddwn yn galw pint yn y tafarn un noswaitli, yr oedd yno ddau hogyn iouauc yn eistedd o flaen y tan, ac yn siarad am eu caredigaeth y nos o'r blaen. I Ja-ck bach, meddai un wrth y l'all, I dyna ofn ofnadwy gefais pan yn knocko ar Liza-braidd ydwyf yn credu fy mod wedi dyfod i fy lie eto. Yr oeddwn yn myned i weled Liza fel arfer wyddost, ond gwarcd y gwirion pan es i'w cbaru neithiwr yr oedd yn sobor byd arnaf. Curais wrth y ffenestr yn ddistaw bach, ac oedd Liza wtdi fy nghlywed hefyd ac wedi agor y ffenestr i cael gweFd pwy oedd yno. Pan ar fyned i mewn atti, clywais dwrw mawr yn y carthout-e gerllaw, tebyg iawn i swn arfau a chadwynau y Eoyal Welsh Standbacks, yr oeddwn yn methu yn lan gwybod beth oedd y cynhwrf, ond yr oeddwn yn gwybod ei fod yn nesu attaf fi yn dda. Ar y foment rhoddais fy nhraed yn y tir, a ffwrdd a fi lawr tua chvfeiriad yr afon am fy mywyd. Ond, gwarchod auwyl, yr oedd y swn byn yn fy nilyn hefyd, ac ar fy nol, braidd oeddwn yn teimlo ly nhracd genyf gan fy ofn. Rhoddes screch nes ooddwn yn meddwl fod dyn y lleuad wedi clywed. (l'w larhau.J Now, that the Editor has put a stop to all correspondence between the Agricola and t,he "Chokey" armies, we are glad to find time to breathe, for indeed the bombardment had become so terrible that it was dangerous even to be safe. We at Bankyfelin are people of a very sensitve nature. Our feelings are equally awake to praise or censure, and the more soft soaping the better we like it. We are bound together with the bond of affection. If we find anybody making an attack upon any of our neighbours, we are ready to defend him to the elbow in whatever case. If a teetotaler hears a non-resident defending the cause of temperance in the presence of a resident who "likes a drop,rather than blight the fraternal love he throws in his lot with "John Barley Corn" and so we jog along, as if it were hand-m-hand-.determined to impress upon the surroundings the faithful saying In unity is strength." The more we live the more we see, and the more we learn. When one has gone through all the different subjects of an University training, and a diver in philosophy with all the researches of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, on fingers' ends, yet we are bound to admit that there is still room." And even from such an unimportant (?) village as Bankyfelin there is a lesson to be learnt—a depth to be fathomed It can be seen that we are not people that will allow one another's faults to be exposed for correction. 0 no, far from it What suits us better is to cloak and hide our faults, and if one will say "so and so" is an under-handed sort of a fellow or that"so and so "was drunk at such a time, or that our worthy Mayor had been served with a blue paper we are all on end, and in defence wearing our fiercest expression, enough to convince an Arab "that a lie aint true." Now as it does not suit our taste to say that any of our practices are improper, or rude, it becomes us to say that our way of courting in this neighbourhood is a source of respectability and joviality, namely Caru yn y gwely." Although it is attended with much risk and danger—but the danger does not come from a rival lover," who has lain in ambush. Oh, no; but rather from the" boss" of the house, who comes upon you unawares with poker in hand It is not the affection of the maid of which he is jealous. Not in the least. Perhaps you may think so at first when you come up to the farm, and you throw the first handful of gravel at the window, where the sweet ones are lying. lou find [he next window is opened with a Hop, and the muzz of a "Breacher" projecting forth, going bang! bang just over your head. Ur, jjerhaps you find when your eyes are hxe on the window with expectant joy—you find the door underneath is suddenly opened, and in less time than it takes you to eat your bum you are chased and horse-whipped all round the yard. Sometimes you may wonder why the "boss" takes so much interest in the courtship of his servants, but that can be easily explained when you think lie is fully aware that the less hours you take to refresh your fatigued body, proportionately the less physical force you can afford to throw into his service on the morrow. Two burly-looking farmers were passing remarks about the "Bankyfelin Notes," when one of them said that they were nothing but a lot of rubbish, and were void of the genuine point," naiiiely-iiiorals Here is a chajjter of morals for these gentlemen :— Let your servants have a half-holiday every week. Do not interfere with their courtship. Do not frighten with your guns the chaps who after the weary toil of the day come to see their dear ones." Do not call your servants out of bed about three or four in the morning. Do not let them be at it until late at night. Give plenty of sugar in their tca- Bestow upon them more pleasant looks and less grumbling and growling. When these Gents have done with that lot we may find you some more. Some incidents with morals which happen in the neighbourhood when you go tourting: Tyna pryd ydych yn teimlo vn ddifias, rhyw deindad fel pe buasech wedi colli swllt a chael chwe' cheiniog. Pan wedi hiocl-o a cliredu bod eich anwylyd wedi eich clywed, BC yn rligwyl am agoriad drysau. Ust dyna'r drws yn agor Dyna lances Y:1 y dt-ws Mari, iach sut wyt ti heno ? Ihn:1 ruthiiad atti gyda breichiau agored l.'yrsa eofleidiad wresog! Hei! beth sydd yu bod ? Y feistres yw hi ? Moral: Safed y y feistres yn y gwely. Ust! John, paid a cliadw stwr, mae'r cwpbwrd yn ngb. Af fi i mofyn jugaid o laeth i ti cyn dy fod yn myn'd. Dyna hi yn myn'd yn y tywyllwch, gan bwyll bach, yn mlaen at ddrws y Ilaolii-dy-ei agor-yn mlaen eto. Dyna hi yn taro ei throed yn orbyn rhywbeth. Dyna hi lawr, nes taiiu nwvs wvth ar ugain ar draws grcchanaid o yfen. "Moral Cadwch y cwpbwrd ar agor' ° AQUIL;E. "NEMESIS IN PEACE" ("CHOKEY").-We are afraid that we must strictly adhere to our former resolution. If we insert your poetry, it will only bring forth further fuming, pulverizing letters from the other poetry, it will only bring forth further f>iming, pulverizing letters from the other side which we would in fairness have to publish. I5etter leave well alone!—ED.,

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