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IFAREWELL TO THE HON. ,H.…

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I FAREWELL TO THE HON. H. C. BRUCE. I —— I On Thursday evening last week, the Tonna Glee Society accompanied by the conductor, Mr D. Sanders Davios. visited Ynisygerwn for thc purpose of bidding the Hon H. C. Bruce farewell prior to their departure for Longwood Park, near Winchester, Unfortunately, both Mr and Mrs Bruce were ill in bed. A message was, however, sent to Mr Davies, stating that if it would be convenient for the society to visit Ynisygerwn on another evening they could be heard if they assembled on the lawn in front of the house. This the choir did, and a short pro- gramme was gone through. Mr John Hughes sang Cymru Fu in excellent style. He was followed by Mr Wm Hill, conductor of the Tonna Baptist Chapel Choir, who sang Hen wlad y menyg gwynion in a most creditable manner. The proceedings closed with the singing of the following lines dedicated to the Hon. 11. C. Bruce and family, to the music of Hen wlad fy nhadau.' Mr D. S. Davies (conductor), sang the solo part, the choir singing the refrain, which was as follows:- 0 Adieu, adieu, dear kind friend adieu, May love and joy without alloy,- With blessings thy pathway bestrew. The verses preceding the chorus in each instance I were:— O high-souled patriot, O son of the free, Whose heart is as sturdy as old forest tree, The praise of thy neighbours shall loud be pro- claimed, Our hearts' store we lay before thee. The poor and the needy thy presence shall bless, So prompt in thy kindness, so swift to redress; And the children free shall recall with glee- Thy gentleness, goodness, and worth. Thy partner in life may sweet blessings crown, Her course in this world till her sun doth go down And thy dear boys and girls fill with pleasure thy heart, Till in heaven you never shall part. 0 sad are our hearts now to bid thee farewell, The words of our lips fail our sorrow to tell; May thoughts of Neath Valley come to thee again, Like sunshine that follows long rain. The Hon H. C. Bruce sent the following letter of thanks down to Mr Davies:— 0 "Dear Mr Davies,-I am most sorry that your Glee Society should have come up when both Mrs Bruce and I are ill, and in bed. I should have wished to have received you in a more hospitable manner. Will you convey to the Glee Society our best thanks to them for coming up, and our appreciation of their ex- cellent singing. I must at the same time thank you for your verses which are most gratifying to us,as an assurance that wehave not lived fourteen years among you without making many friends. It is very sad to us to leave the Neath Valley I and all our friends, and we are much pleased and touched by our Tonna friends taking leave of us as they have done with such singing as I goes straight to a Welshman's heart.-With renewed thanks, yours faithfully, HENRY C. BRUCE." I —————————————

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