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Welsh Gossip. I The Rjv. Elvet Lewi. is holidnying in Swifm- land. Dr. Evan Davies, father of Dr. Naunton Davies, J.P., Cymflr, who died October 22nd, 1850, published in 1827 Y Meddyg Teuluaidd (" The family physician.") 10 was written in Welsh and English in parallel ooiomos. Only three numbers of it appeared. A large party of Welsh AoierioAns, who are coming over to this year's Eisteddfod at Newport, left New York on Wednesday last for South- ampton on board of the American Line steamship New York. The visitors are travelling with the Rev. Dr. T. C. Edwards (Cynonfardd), who is to be one of the conductors of the Eisteddfod. Watcyu Wyn has been appointed by the Executive Committee cf the Gorsedd of the Bards to read a paper at the annual meeting of the Gorsedd members to be held in connection with the Newport Eisteddfod. Rumour has it, says a Liverpool Mercury correspondent, that be will deal in his paper with The Reform of the Eisteddfod and the Gorsedd." The Triads are a never-failing souroe of delight to those Interested in Welsh literature. But the practice of arrauging facts in threes is not con- fined to the ancient Welsh. Several triads occur in the Old Tostament, and one or two in the Roman writer Tacitus. The practice prevailed, it is probable, among the Druids. A few legal triads occur in the oldest copies of the Laws of Hywell Dda, but it is only in the 16th and subsequent oeuturies that we find whole codes thus arranged. There are a few of the historical triads in the poemb of the 12th century but there is no colleotioQ known earlier than the 14 th century. A handsome memorial column has just been erected near the old farmhouse of Tan y-Castell, Dolwyddelen, in the Conway Valley, the birth- place of the great Welsh preacher, the late Rev. John Jones, of Talysarn. The inscription on the column is as follows Tan-yCasbell, Cartref Genedigol Tri Gweinidog a Diacon- John Jones, 1796-1857 David Jones, 1805*1868 William Jones, 1801-1885; Richard Jones, 1799- 1850. Gweision Ffyddiawu i Grist yn Nghymru ao America.—D. LI. J." The farmhouse of Tao-y-Qaabell has been bought by the son of the late Rflv. J. Jones, the Rev. D. Lloyd Jones, M.A., Llandinam, who erected the memorial column. Apropos of a query which appeared in this column the other day, Professor John Young Evans, of Travecca, writes Maybe the Welsh proverb which Audrew IVIarvell had heard of is Da yw'r maen gyda'r Efengyl.' It. appears in the string of proverbs which the Dove quotes against the Raven in Morgan Llwyd's Llyfry tri Aderyn,' .bub from the use of it there I should scarcely think it means that if the oiie miss the other will hit.' I have not yet lighted on a satisfactory explanation of the proverb." Mr David Williams, of Sirhowy, asks Is there nob a reference in the proverb to tbe 'Maen Llog,' i.e., that Druidism and Christianity should go hand in hand 2" Welshmen are fond of speaking of Y byd a'r Bettws," as if the Bettws formed no part of this terrestrial globe. Watcyn Wyn, speaking the other day at the Ivorites' conference at Ammanford, made a ciever use of the old saying. As an Ammanford man, he had been pioudly dilating on the fact that that distriot possessed the oldest Ivorite in the world, one who had been initiated in the early forties. No," shouted a man from the back of the hall, I know a member who was initiated earlier than that." Where does he live V asked Watoyn, iuoredulously. IurBettws" was the repiy. Ab," rejoined the bard, I did not include Bettws, I spoke only of the world." And the house was, of course, brought down. I A clever young Welsh musician—Miss Gwendolen Davies, daughter of Mr Rhys Davies, J.P., of Brecon, and sister of Miss Llewela Davies, the gifted pianist—has done all that is possible for a first year's student at the R.A.M. by winning a bronze medal for violin, bronze medal for harmony, bronze medalfor sigho singing, and honourable mention for singing. This promises to beat her talented sister's success, for Miss Llewela Davies has broken all records at the Royal Academy of Music since its founda- tion. Miss Llewela Davies has been engaged for the Madame Melbatourthoughoat the kingdom in October in company with such artisfce as Madame Belle Cole, Mr Ben Davies, Mr Fred- Griffiths, and other eminent musicians. Mr Alfred Edmunds, formerly of the Merthyr Express, appeals to have taken up permanent quarters in London since his wanderings in China, Japan, Honolulu, 'Frisco, and other distant parts of the world. It will be remembered that he accompanied Mr Pritohard Morgan, M.P., in the capacity of private secretary. Able articles descriptive of the countries visited on the toar have appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette from the pen of Mr Edmunds, who has come home with a heap of curious souvenirs, not the least valued of which are snap-shot photos, taken by him and other members of the party of such famous Eastern Personages as Li Hung Chang and Admiral Tito. Mr Edmunds was struck with tbe intelligence and eookiness of the Jap at home. For the-first time Messrs Hatch, Mansfield and Company, wine merchants, London, give speoial quotations for Welsh wines in their July price lists. The wines, which inolude some from the vintages of 1885, 1887,1890, 1891, and 1892, and the following description of the wines as given in the price list, will doubtless be interesting These wines are the outcome of an experiment initiated some 20 years ago by the Marquess of Bute on portions of his estate in Glamorganshire, South Wales. The cultivation of vines in Great Britain for the production of wine is no new thing. In the middle ages home-grown wine was produced of more or less merit, and is frequently referred to in terms of commendation by the Elizabethan writers. In the present revival of the industry the beat French vines ..have been selected after careful trial, and no expense has been spared to attain success, and although the wines cannot yet be said to possess the delicate aroma and flavour of the best foreign wines, they are eminently honest and wholesome." The price lists, after giving the prices, state that the wines are guaranteed by the Marquess of Bute to be the produoe of his vineyards, and to be of the vintage named on the label. The qualities remaining undisposed of are small, generally speaking they are soft, sweet, full bodied, and of a luscious character, very suitable for dessert purposes." THE ALPINE BRIDGE, LLANDRINDOD. I A rustio structure ot the simpiest kind, But few such oh arm 3 in any land we find. The chasm here is like a fairy glen That captivates the eyes of maids and men, And makes one wish to linger hoars where The murmuring sounds cf waters fall the air. The rocks on either side, so truly grand, Impress with awe as on the bridge we aland; And those big boulders in the strewn below ake us desire some curious points to know. How came they there, as if at random thrown I Have they got less iu size, or have they grown } Howe'er this be, a noble part they play. For each one makes the Ithon sing all day, Unbil the woods and verdant fields around, Like concert balls, with thrilling notes reaound. The gleams of sunshine, struggling through the trees, Light up each nook, and warm the morning breeze; While on each ledge some dainty ferns and flowers Are pearled with dewdrops, given them in showers. From such a spot 'tis hard to break away, For one might tarry here the live-long day But at the mill, beyond a field or two, A brake awaits, so we must now adieu t SltPMAW. I

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