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NEW TAXES AT A GLANCE.

A Merthyr Compensation.

Theatre Royal, Merthyr.

NELSON.

CEFN COED.

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TROEDYRHIW.

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Sir Marchant Williams at TredegarI

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Sir Marchant Williams at Tredegar ADDRESS ON "CEIRIOG." On Tuesday night, at the Temperance Hall, Sir T. Marchant Williams gave an excellent address to a very crowded attendance of the Cymmrodorion Society on "Ceiriocr." who ranks amongst the immortals as a Welsh poet. Sir Marchant deplored the fact that such little interest was taken by Welshmen in Wekh literature, especially in the poetical works of Ceiriog and Islwvn, who. without anv exaggera- tion, could be compared with the leading po- ets of any nation. Ceiriog, like Bobby Bums in Scotland, was the poet of the multitude; he had their virtues and their faults, and they loved him. He thought like them. and put their thoughts to music. He sang for the crowd because he sang for himself, and like the lark. had no intention of becoming popu- lar Unlike I-.lwyn, who lived in the skies, Ceiriog was the poet of the hills, and he sel- dom ascended higher than the mountain; ho loved the heather and the brook so intensely. If Ce;riog had been asked why he transmitted his thoughts to the nation, ho would, Sir Marchant remarked, undoubtedly have answer- ed in the words of K<?a.t,s. "To ease my throat of the melodies learnt in Paradise." The lecturer dealt chiefly with hi.3 personal con- nections with the popt. whom he had met on several occasions, and the lecture, which was interspersed with witticisms characteristic of the lecturer, proved a treat to all lovers of lit- erature. At the close Sir Marchant was much applauded. The meeting was presided over by the president of the society. Alderman H. Bowen. A hearty vote of thank- to the lec- turer was proposed by the Rev. D. M. Rees. seconded bv the Rev. James Llewelyn, and carried with much acclamation. The meet- ing terminated with singing the National An- them of WTales, the solo being taken by the Chairman.

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ABERDARE COUNTY COURT.

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ABERDARE COUNTY COURT.