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167 A NATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR THE ENGLISH SPEAKING

PARTS OF WALES.

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WREXHAM: HUGHES AND SON, 56, HOPE STREET.

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INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 11.

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WALES, old and new, will be the subject of the third volume as it has been the subject of the first and second.

But the third volume will differ materially in many points to be noticed later.

As far as my original aim was concerned, WALES has succeeded beyond my expectations in some directions, but not in all. It has succeeded in bringing into communication with each other number of Welshmen, of all shades of political opinions and religious creeds, whose love of their country and of their countrymen is deeper and stronger than even their devotion to their political convictions. There must be something wrong with the life of a people where there is no patriotism at all; happy is that people where this potent power for union is stronger than the desire to insist on surface differences. The pages of WALES reflect, I sincerely hope, not the hopes and aspirations of any one party, but the hopes and aspirations of all who see, in the past or in the present or in the future of Wales, a power working for the good of mankind. A glance at the names of the writers of this volume will show that love of Wales, and belief in the future of Welshmen, are not confined to any one of the political parties or religious sects which, each in its own way, are working so energetically for the advancement

of Wales to-day. IN CARMARTHENSHIRE.

In one respect my fears as to

the future of this magazine have been realized. The farmers, the artisans, and the labourers of the English-speaking parts of Wales have not welcomed it with the enthusiasm that their Welsh brethren showed when Cymru and the Llenor were offered them. WALES is gradually, but very slowly, making its way to the peasant homes of the Severn Valley, and to the cottages of the great industrial centres of South Wales. I desire, above all things, to see the peasants of eastern and southern Wales becoming readers ; no map is too poor to enter into the glorious world of thought which is around him and within him. For this purpose, the third volume will be of a more popular character; while, at the same time, its interest to scholars will be kept up. Short striking stories, illustrative of phases of Welsh life, will be a feature of the new volume. An attempt will be made at illustrating the humour and the pathos of typically Welsh life.

Much space will be given to the history of Wales. But, while the first two volumes were concerned with the earlier history of Wales, the third will be devoted almost entirely to modern

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history. The laws relating to Wales, from the Tudors to the present day, will be described. A series of valuable and interesting documents illustrative of local history will be given, beginning with a paper by Mr. Edward Owen on the lordship of Denbigh. Welsh antiquities will also be described, beginning with an article by Judge Lewis on the hirlas horn of Golden Grove.

Articles have been prepared on Welshmen abroad; the first to appear will be one on the hundred thousand Welshmen of the United States of America.

Eben Fardd's diary, which is faithfully copied from the original, will be continued. Howell Harris' strange life will be illustrated by some of the most interesting parts of his voluminous diary. The articles on Welsh watering places will also be continued.

The growth of the system of Welsh education will be described. The first article on the University of Wales will be by the Vice-chancellor of the University; and the county systems of intermediate education will be described by those who most lovingly watch their development.

The new volume will be profusely illustrated by means of original drawings, and photographs of out of the way, but notable, places. The publishers vie with the editor in the attempt at making WALES worthy of a cordial reception. In addition to new type, and more perfect machinery, they have erected one of the most commodious printing places in Wales; and, now that they are fairly settled down in their new premises, the new numbers of WALES will be perfectly punctual.

My readers know how grateful they and I ought to be to those whose articles have given this volume its interest and value. I feel certain that the new volume will be accorded as generous a reception as its predecessors.

OWEN M. EDWARDS. Lincoln College, Oxford.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

Song of the Fisherman's

Wife (Alun)
On Jordan's Bank (1. G. Geirionnydd)

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57, 129

.. 562

THE HISTORY OF WALES,-

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English Laws relating to Wales .. 47, 232, 379
Welsh Ordinances of Edward II. 385, 441
The Burial Place of Owen Glendower.. 111
Suffering for the White Rose .

17
The Diocese of Bangor in 1776

15, 121, 204,
426, 492, 567
The Friends in Wales,-John Kelsale's
Diary ..

97, 178, 207, 264, 353, 394
The Chartist Movement

13, 99, 176, 203
The Emblems of Wales

529
Facsimiles
Welsh Tokens

557
LOCAL HISTORY, –
Holyhead and District

..5, 60
Glimpses of Early Cardiff

27
Radnorshire and Welsh

31, 183
Aberystwyth Court Leet

343, 389
Glimpses of Old Swansea

368
Literary Swansea

249, 291
The Nant Eos Cup

504
THE LITERATURE OF WALES,
The Arthurian Legend

49, 124
Maurice Kyffin..

33, 64, 170, 215
The Welsh Bible

215
William Morgan

233
Glimpses of an Old Bard

25
Reprints,
Kyffin's Blessedness of Britain

170
Dyer's Grongar Hill

340
Ieuan Glan Geirionydd

79
Sion Wyn's Correspondence

248
Eben Fardd

172
Diary 114, 239, 285, 378, 416, 465 489
Ieuan Gwynedd and the Principality 500
Daniel Owen..

544
The Welsh Renaissance

418, 444
THE WOMEN OF WALES, –
In Early Welsh Literature

101
Our two great Poetesses

241
ORIGINAL POETRY,-
Evening Charms

8
Bards of Britain

26
I Cry Aloud to Thee

32
The Miner's Home

38
Fatherland

47
Midnight and Dawn

63
If Clouds O'ercast the Sky

69
In a Child's Album

78
The Father Feedeth Them

196
Ode to Llywelyn

252
A Forest Madrigal

308
Forgotton Companions

319
For Mother's Sake

332
Strong Iron Islet

360
Despondent and Jubilant

384
The Crown of Thorns..

405
Going Home

108
Dan o' Aberaeron

460
An October Day

472
The Harp of Wales

533
Is it Peace

... 561
Translations from the Welsh,
Ode to Charity ( Dewi Wyn)

67

To the Grave ( 1. G. Geirionnydd ) .. PAGE 120
In Heaven Above ( Trebor Mai)

133
Welsh Funeral Hymns

163
'Tis Midnight Dark (Islwyn

224

281
My Little Best ( Ellen Hughes )

324
)

380

448
All is Sacred/ Islwyn)

484
Cuckoo Ellen Hughes)

564
NEW BOOKS..

63, 183, 256, 367, 372
THE INDUSTRIES OF WALES,-
Tin Plating

9
South Wales Coal
Red Marl

257
Fire-Clay
SCIENCE AND ART IN WALES,
Joseph Edwards, Sculptor ..134, 193, 273, 301,

355, 403, 468, 540
Art in Welsh Homes

223
Cultivation of Welsh Music and Song 337
A Plea for Astronomy

437
WELSH EDUCATION,-i'he University,
The Welsh Matriculation

38
Fifth Meeting of the Court

140
Sixth Meeting of the Court

278
The University Week..

497
The Court from the Press Table

513
The Claims of Geography

515, 553
Intermediate Education,
Cardiganshire

2
Carnarvonshire

71
Merionethshire

118
Carmarthenshire

280
Flintshire

294
Pembrokeshire

316
School and College, 46, 91, 187, 236, 284, 381, 429
Patriotism and Pedantry

53
Scientific and Technical Education 82, 180, 179
Verbum Sap
Aberystwyth College Song

155
The Opportunity of Jesus College

184
Patriotic Lampeter

349
A New Power in Wales

481
OUR LEGENDS,
Saint Winifred

105
vi. The Sands of Wailing

231
vii. Guenever

266
viii. The Mysterious Vesture.

393, 477
WELSH FOLKLORE,-
An Eerie Superstition

145
Y Gaseg Ben Fedi

148, 252
Ancient Marriage Customs

156
Corpse Bird and Satan's Hounds

401
STORIES OF WELSH LIFE,—
The Story of a Piano

73
The Thwaite

85
Something Unconventional

130
John Creigben Jones

167
All Souls' Night

198
Shanny's Return

243
The Robber's Grave

296
Martyrs of To-day

325
Evan Price

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