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LLANDUDNO.—" THE CELEBRITIES."

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LLANDUDNO.—" THE CELEBRITIES." To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Dear Sir,—I had often been puzzled, and indeed much amused, in scanning the programme of the forthcoming National Eisteddfod, to find out what that subject for competition on Enwogion y Creuddyn," (the celebri- ties of Creuddyn) would really develope itself like. My anxiety was still further excited the other day, when a friend from South Wales wrote to me to ask, "What celebrities belong to that part of yours, the Creuddyn He added—" As far as my acquaintance with celebrities goes, I never read of any one whose name was associated with such a place;" and, says he, what have they dis- tinguished themselves in ?"' In reply, I was compelled, through ignorance, to con- fess that I was not aware of any one, dead or living, that deserved to be taken out of the category of the most ordinary class of mortals, and which could be found in almost any hundred in Wales. Such has been the intensity of my curiosity since the above cirCHiustances occurred, and which I am glad did occur, that I have almost been dreaming to kuony some- thing of the antecedents of the noble dead," or to find whether the epithet is to apply to some living uuknown geniuses which move among us. Just for the sake of being neighbourly, will any of your readers who may happen to know something of the characters represented as the Celebrities," pity my ignorance, and give a few joltings concerning them; and so leave us something to anticipate on the treatise, which will be declared in the face of the sun to be worth 2 guineas of Welsh money, before the great Wit- tenagemot of our literatii at Llandudno next Au- gust ? The Celebrities!" have they benefitted the moral or material condition of the nation by deeds in arms, in arts, or in song ?" Have any of the sons of Creuddyn deserved such a tribute to their immortal memories-1st, For having made extraordinary vos ages of discovery, at their own cost, for a north-east passage to China ? 2ndly, For con- cluding a treaty with the King of Dahomey, in the 4th century, to trade for palm oil and beeswax in exchange for goatskins and cheese ? 3rdly, For triumphantly leading their countrymen against an attack of invasion of Great Orme's Head by Tamerlane, or from conscien- tious motives lost a fat living in 1662 ? 4thly, Having signalized themselves for missionary labours in the un- inhabitable regions of Kamschatka ? othly, Having suggested feasible apparatus for holding communication with the inhabitants of the moon ? 6thly, For the epic poem of 10,000 lines upon the Cormorant, for presenta- tion to the first Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle ? 7thlv, For mathematical skill in drawing an inference without a straight-edge, or fathoming the national cha- racter with a quadrant. Sthly, For the conception of the sublime idea of sending troops of Welsh for food for the Vatagouians ? 9thly, For having invented ma- chinery whereby the Surat cotton can be made a remu- nerative substitute for the American long staple." And lastly, may I ask—Finding out the grand trick of shooting, through the cavity of ambition, upon the pneu- matic principle, a poetaster or any such like would-be astert to shine in the Temple of Fame ? It would be useless to anticipate the problems and wonders which the Celebrities" alone can have worked. We trust some friend will volunteer to enlighten our darkness upon the subject, with names, dates, and full particulars. I am. Sir, yours &c., Fcolllom, 28th .Tune, 1864. KNOW-NOTHING. Fronlom, 28th June, 1864.

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