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BIOGRAPHY. X

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BIOGRAPHY. X PATI\ICIIJS M AG A bs, or St. Patrick, was born at House, in Pembrokeshire; according lo Bale, he lived about the year 432, lie was educated with the greatest care by his uncle Martin, bishop of Towres, a man famous at that period for his learning he instruceted the Scotch aud Briti>h in the Christian religion, and died in Ireland in 495, in the 122d year of his age. Sf. Patrick founded a monastery at Si. David's, out of which the cathedral church there was afterwards founded. He was buried at Down, in Ireland, with Sl. Bridget aud Co. lumha. D,unrnctus GWAYNIANIJS, was born near the river Gwayne, from which he took his suruame$this was customary among the learned ot the ancient Britons, as Owen Ky veileog, David Ddu liiraeihog, David Nant- more, Lew is Morgan wg, Asserius Meueveu- HIS, &c. and is stili practised among our chiel bards, The river iie runs to Fisiiguardi f'sroiigb the valley called DyftVyn Ciwavue, and as there is no oil er rtver oi :hat nilme iii } Etigland or Wales, it. follows this must be il from which betook his name. There is not ihe least probability of his taking bis name from the river Wey, tailed in Welsh, Gwy, tor John Bale says of Diibriclus, a Soto apud Dements sic dieiusf no that It is evident he was 1 a Pembrokeshire horn, which people are the DemetiE, for there is IW part of the river Wey iu Pembrokeshire; besides he ili mentioncd in the writings of the ancient bards, by the name of bubric- o Langwet/v, sounding the lefter B in Unit place alter "the Greek Beta, at, is usual in the Welsh language. This DubricUis saitii Mr. Bale, in his youth was famous for his singular learning, saying, Maj'i-;nus apud lirilanntts Fir ei-eit insomuch that not only out of his own country, but from distant pints, I bfe Cdllle litilli I scholais to hull (or iustruclion, so thai his schools on the side of the Gwayne were 011 I great repute. He was a mighty overthrow to ¡ (tie pelagian heresy, which ill lil,,i lime, had t corrupied ihe whole church of LnlalH, .Ii. off ius eJtCvlit;ut leulIilii,3 was made Arclib»sa<-i. 1 •" of Caerlegion, and MefronoliSan of Wales, by Aurelius Ambrosiiis, King of Britain j-he be- in Archbishop, crown d Urlhur Pendr;igou, and after him the worthy King Arthur, n» whose time be died, the 13lii dav of Novem- her, in the year 522. His memory was so much revered, that 598 vear after his death, his body was removed to* tfie church of Llau- daf, by Urban, bisnop of 11^;lj

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