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Welsh Topics. Reviews. Books and Magazines. "CYMRU" FOR AUGUST. This is the first number of a new volume of the most varied of our Welsh magazines. If the present number is an earnest of the following, there need be no fear as to the standard of the work. It is replete -TN,-ith local articles, anti- quarian notes, history, poetry, folk-lore and stories. Not the least inviting are the monthly notes of the editor with its scathing; criticisms. There is not a more widely read column than this—the replies of Mr. Edwards to his correspon- dents. They are a true barometric indi- cation of many aspects of Welsh life. The present number contains articles from some of our choicest prose writers, we mean Robert Bryan and Elfyn. The former continues his tales abroad in Eastern lands, and the latter relates the story of an original character, by name, Simon Rhys. Other articles are Ifan Gruffydd," by W. G. Williams; Rhos- fairby W. Owen Un o Gerddi Twm o'r Nant Bedyddwyr y Traeth Coch," by Homo Mon; Ysgol Gymraeg yn Mynwy," by D. W. Davies; "Hen Scwl- mister" Penmaen Ddewi," and 'Blodau'r' Fagwyr," by R Morgan. The chief poetical compositions are by Sarnicol and Tryfanwy. O. M. EDWARDS' OPINIONS. The picture postcards of the present generation are a disgrace to it," declares Mr. Edwards in Cymru." They por- tray its low taste, a debased heart, and superficial mind of the day. It's an insult to a Cymro to hear the place-names of his country being scoffed at-names which are the homes of bards, and all because an empty-headed Englishman fancies that a consonant is a vowel, and that every tongue is pronounced in the same un- conscionable manner as his own." Equally characteristic are his remarks concerning the learning of Welsh. To be able to speak English, in days gone by, was to give advantage to the Welsh- man. English became the mark of ex- cellence, and all the rich and gentlefolk prided themselves in the knowledge of it. But these things have changed. English is now taught to all freely; it is no longer a treasure of the nobility to be obtained by money which the peasant could not afford. Every child is com- pelled by law to attend school, and there he is taught English. And the knowledge of Welsh becomes the mark of culture and gentility. It is an important stay to those who follow its path." "Y GENINEN." Correctly speaking, it is better to describe this as the products of the bards. It is Y 'Geninen Eisteddfodol "-a, special impression of poetical compositions which were successful at eisteddfodau. It is an anthology of verse in itself, em- bracing a wide range of subjects. There are some thirty longish poems, and smaller1 effusions are to be reckoned by the score. The englynion encompass everything possible with the bardic mind. There are eulogies or condemnations of a varied series to Y Modier" (The Motor-Car), Y Spectol," "Yr Ager," "Y Rhaw" "Y Lusitania," "Yr Awyr-Long" (The Airship), and "Y Tegell then in the animal world there are pretty contri- butions to "Y Wenynen," "Y Wadd," Y Mochyn "Y Wylan," "Y Gwybedyn," "Y Ci Defaid," and Yr Ieugen" (The Ferret).
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And so on through the whole gamut of human experience. Perhaps from the point of view of literature, the longer poems are the most worthy. It would be invidious to select any or portions of these for illustrations, so we shall remain con- tent by just naming a few, and tell the reader to purchase a, copy and peruse for himself a splendid number of verse and song. The chief poems are:—" Addysg," by D. Adams; Mordaith Bywyd "Prydferthwch y Groes Daeth yr Awr," by Elfyn; "Bore Sabbath," by Eifioii Wyn; "Mynydd Carmel" Bore'r Briodas," by Rhuddwawr; Gwawr y Gannf," by Sarnicol; A marwolaeth ni bydd mwyach," by Tafolog; Gwenynen Gwent," by Crwys, etc. etc. The list is not exhausted. A proper conception of the value of this number is obtained only by a diligent perusal. The "Geninen" deserves to be widely read as being one of our national quarter- lies. "Y CYMRO BACH." Welsh Publishing Company, Carnarvon. This is a neat volume of some 116 pages for children. It is a story of school life, and the author was moved to write in tale form the great advancemellt made in recent years in the teaching, of youths. There is no need for the author to make any apologies for the future, the book will supply a, modern need. One of the great wants of our Welsh schools is a proper supply, of well-written books. This volume is well designed for use in schools and should have a ready reception, and will accord much pleasure to all interested in the advancement of Welsh. education. A WELSH HISTORY CATALOGUE. There has come to hand a catalogue of historical works and novels relating to Wales. It is published by the Cardiff Library Committee. This bibliography has been compiled as a guide to readers who wish to make a study of Welsh his- tory. It has been prompted by the interest taken in the Pageant. The list does not pretend to be exhaustive, but it is extensive enough to meet all ordinary desires. A copy may be obtained at the Central Library. FIRST WELSH READER AND WRITER," By Professor Edward Anwyl, M.A., and the Rev. M., H. Jones B.A. (London Swan Sonnenchein & Co., Ltd.i). The First Welsh Reader and Writer is a book of exercises in Welsh based on Anwyl's Welsh Grammar, to which it is published as a companion volume. It forms one of the Parallel Grammar Series1, a set of volumes which have gained great reputation owing to their thorough- ness and uniformity. The great aim of the Grammar was the presentation of the distinctive features of the Welsh lan- guage, interpreted in the light of its historical development, whereas in earlier text-books Modern Welsh had been largely interpreted through the categories of TT! 1*1~ J iiilnglisix and other grammars. The method and arrangement of the work is quite up-to-date and scientific. Grammatical facts with references to the Grammar are presented in a concise form, easily remembered, and well adapted for revision. These are followed by reading exercises), together with practice in con- tinuous writing. These are so graduated that anyone working the whole book should be able to read any Welsh classic with ease and proper articulation, and also be prepared to commence with ad- vanced composition. The book has been designed to meet the demands of the following three points; firstly, to teach Englishmen who wish to read and write Welsh-correctly; secondly, as a text-book for students pre- paring for Welsh Matriculation; and thirdly, to emphasise the idiomitical a re characteristics of the Welsh language. We do not know of any book which fulfils 'all these points.. Other distinctive features of it are a carefully selected vocabulary, revision tests: in grammar, parsing charts, the use of the slme and similar words as different parts of speech and common errors in Welsh spelling. With such book as this, the excuse that there are no suitable text-books is no longer vital. It places within easy reach a thorough training in reading and writing Welsh. It is based on Mr. Jones' practical teaching as tutor at Trevecca P, College, and this fact alone is sufficient to prove its thoroughness and adapt- ability. It is admirably adapted for use in evening classes, in our secondary schools and colleges. It should have a wide and rapid sale. LLEN GWERIN SIR GAERNARFON." Gan Myrddin Fardd, Caernarfon. Swyddfa Cymru." xvi., 399 pp. 3/6 a 2/6. This volume may well be described as the "book of the month." It is in a sense both an epitome and a digression, for it gives all that can be known of an interesting subject in a concise form. It gives the folk-lore of the county of Car- narvon, and includes some very vivid accounts of the manners, customs) and thoughts of our predecessors in this country. It summarises their opinions of the various signs of Nature; it gives us the stock-in-trade of a past people; it gives us their vocabulary • in fact,, all that can be known about the folk-lore of Carnarvon. I would particularly draw the attention of North Walians to this volume, for to them it should have an interest of its own. It is the work of a North Wales scholar, one who, by his independence of thought, by his assiduity in collecting and arranging material, deserves the warmest praise of all who take a pride in those things which concern their native land. Only those who have, carried out a similar task can have a true idea of the immensity of the work. You have to find your store- house, to question, to judge, to refute, and to weigh carefully whether it rings true to that particular part of the country. In all these Myrddin Fardd has displayed a, wonderful power of collecting the lore of the county. Not the least interesting is the opening chapter, wherein the author deals with the beliefs and customs of our fathers; and here and there one sees a hit at the conventionalities of the, present day. They appeared great to him, and that is suffi- cient. His task is to record, and their explanation is left to other hands. In reading it, one is strongly reminded of similar customs in South Wales, a fact which seems to point to an intercourse in very early times between the two branches. Or is it due to the fact that their teachers belonged to the same school? A great deal of attention is paid to the signs of the months, the sum, moon, and stars; wind, rain and sunshine; and to the manner of living. The next chapter, quite as interesting, tells us of old tales and superstitions-Y Tylwyth Teg, Gwrach y Rhibyn, Yr Wyll, Canwyll y Corff, &c.; prophecies concerning beasts, birds, &c.; traditions about wells, lakes and streams. One chapter deals with place-names, another with stories of hidden money and to giants, while yet others of feasts, rituals and customs, words, sayings and proverbs. One has only been able to do no more than mention the contents of this really entrancing book, the work of a keen collector. It deserves to be ranked amongst the best books on the folk-lore of Wales. It will be greatly valued by all who take an interest in the local history of their native county.