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MR C. MEUDWY DAVIES I

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PRIZE POEM-I

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PRIZE POEM- WELSH GENERAL'S APPEAL "GWILI" THE SUCCESSFUL BARD. Some months ago a prize of £ 5 was offered for the best rendering in verse of Brigadier-General Owen Thomas's appeal to the young men of Wales. Professor J. Morris Jones, of the University College of North Wales, the eminent Welsh poet, was appointed adjudicator. In the course of his adjudication Prof. Jones said that he had received 156 compositions, of which 92 were in English and 64 in Welsh. Most of the competitors had adopted assumed names, as is usual in eisteddfodic competitions, but others had given their own names and addresses. The poem sent in by "Gwyngyll" was adjudged the winner, and it now trans- pires that the author is the talented principal of Gwynfryn Academy, Am- manf ord,—"G w ili." The Rev. J. Jenkins. M.A. (Gwili) is a native of Hendy, Pontardulais. He commenced preaching at 19 years of age and was trained at Gwynfryn Academy, Ammanford, under the late Watcyn Wyn, and at the Baptist Colleges at Bangor and Cardiff, subsequently proceeding to Gwynfryn as an assistant to Watcyn Wyn. In 1905 he proceeded to Oxford, where at the end of three years he gra- duated with high honours. < During his stay at Oxford he, in con- junction with the Rev. Herbert Morgan, B.A., now of Bristol, published a com- mentary on portions of the prophecy of Isaiah for the use of the Welsh Baptist Sunday schools, which won the young authors the highest tributes. On the death of Watcyn Wyn he was appointed principal of Gwynfryn Academy. In the Eisteddfod arena Gwili is regarded as one of the most cultured products of the 'new school' of bards. His list of tT' utnpbs is a formidable one, including a host of chairs at provincial gatherings. He was the Crown poet of the Merthyr National Eisteddfod in 1901, whilst his libretto, "Llyn y Fan" (set to music by Dr. D. Vaughan Thomas, Svansea), was per- formed at the Swansea National, 1907. On Rev. W. P. Wil- the death of the late Rev. W. P. Wil. liams. LandoTe, he was appointed editor of "Seyen Cymru," the organ of the Welsh Baptists. THE WINNING POEM. I Wyr Ieuainc Cymru! I (Alaw—Rhyfelgyrch Capten Morgan.") Wyr ieuainc Cymru! ClywGh yr alwad I gref! Corn y gad sydd heddyw'n alwad nef. I Geilw'ch Cadfridog, geilw'n iaith ei wlad, Geilw'ch deWT gymrodyr draw o'r gad. Cytgan. Fechgyn Cymru, wele aaeth "y Dydd,, Ewch clAn faner Cymru dros Ewrop rydd. Clywch ar y bryniau alwad megis eynt! Lief fel lief Llywelyn gwyd y gwynt. At arch eich Owen, codwch fel un gwr Oni chlywch drwy'r glynnoedd waedd Glyn Dwr! Fechgyn Cymru, etc. Draw dros y culfor, gwedweh Felgium brudd Treth y gelyn trythyll arni sydd; Rhag cyfodi o Bryndain lef a hyllt y nen, Brwydrwch dros y wyryf Ynys Wen. Fechgyn Cymru, etc. Cerddodd myrddiynau gwirfodd dros eu gwlad Utgorn aur eu rhyddid oedd corn cad, Feibion gwroniajd pob anfarwol fri, Ai yn nydd y gorfod y cerddwch ch-Ai? Fechgyn Cymru, etc. Hil aberth oesoedd! Dros y breintiau mawr Aberth sydd i ch",itha-wele'eh awr! Clywch alwad Rhyddid a chyfiawnder glan Parod f'ch i'ch puro'n awr trwy dan! Fechgyn Cymru, etc. Feibion yr hen wlad fechan ddewr a fu Dan lif cyflafan, ddydciau lu! Dydd cad ceuhedloedd bychain Ewrop yw Clywch alwad Belgium—Serfia—Duw Fechgyn Cymru, etc. Gwedi oadw gwiwdeb Cymru cyn y gad, Ewch dan faner purdeb glwys eich gwlad, Rhoddwch i ormes anllad farwol glwy, Fel na welo Ewrop ryfel mwy. Fechgyn Cymru, wele ciaeth "y Dydd" Ewch dan faner Cymru diros Ewrop rydd. -Y GWYNGYLL. I

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