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AUTHORS OF VOLUME IV.
Baillie, E. J., F.L.S., Chester. Jackson, Mrs. A., Barmouth. Pryce, Miss Sioned.
Rees, J. Rogers, Cardiff.
Jones, Rev. E. O., M.A., Llan- Roberts, Evan, Manchester.
Roberts, T. R., Carnarvon.
Jones, Elias, J.P., Llandudno. Silurian.
Small, Evan, W., M.A., B.Sc.,
Spencer, J. Denley, Aberystwyth.
Thomas, J. Craven, Cardiff.
Newell, Rev. E. J., M.A., Porth- Thomas, J., "Cambrian Gallery,”
Hughes, Miss Lydia, Llanengan. Owen, Hon. F. Bulkeley (Gwen- Warren, F.J. (Gwynfardd Dyfed),
Williams, J., M.A., LI.D., Oxford.
J. Rogers Rees, Cilgeran Castle.
HEDDYW. Y LENOR.
Dan olyglaeth 0. M. EDWARDS, M.A.
Dan olygiaeth 0. M, EDWARDS, M.A.
MISOLYN NEWYDD), I DRIN PYNCIAU'R
DYDD YNG NGHYMRU.
Unig chwarterolyn cenhedl
BYDD YN ANENWADOL, AC HEB BERTHYN I
UN BLAID BOLITICAIDD.
POB RHIFYN YN GYFLAWN addysg a gwareiddiad fydd ei ymgais; ei nod fydd codi Cymru'n uwch mewn
YNDDO EI HUN. rhinwedd, mewn defnyddioldeb, cysur.
ature that is, at least, full of energy, it is the literary awakening which is also well provided. I keep from these spreading from the Welsh to the English well-trodden paths entirely. Village life, speaking parts of Wales. Its sole object bits of interesting history, men who are is not to be a medium of communication helping the development of intellectual and between Welshmen who take an interest social life, stories of sacrifice and heroism in everything literary or Welsh. There are among peasants,-my province will include still many parts
anything that of our country in
throws light on which the young
the every day life men and the young
of Wales, and on women have not
attempts,— modest learnt to make
and humble many books their com
of them to make panions. It is one
it better. of the chief aims
I would be glad of WALES to appeal
to help my country to these,—to tempt
men to cultivate them to read and
habits of minute to think, to bring
observation; the them into contact
garden, the forest, with ideals, to
the birds, will teach them to
claim attention. observe, and to
From this will arouse in them a
follow, I hope, desire for serving
more neatness and their country and
greater beauty in their fellow men.
our country villWALES, as before,
ages and cottage will deal only with
homes. It must questions upon
be confessed that which we are all
Welsh cottages, agreed. Most
especially in the Welshmen and
mountain districts, Welsh women are
are squalid and fully alive to the
comfortless to an ON ITS WAY TO THE DEE. importance of re
extent that poverty ligious questions, all are well informed
does not excuse.
We have villages, it is concerning political matters ; and in these true, that compare favourably, in point of directions I have no wish to wander. white-washed "neatness and profusion of With religious literature of the most window flowers, with the prettiest English thoughtful and elevating nature Wales is villages. But there are others, and the plentifully supplied; with political liter- mission of WALES will not have been in
vain if it can teach even a few that the Two pages will be devoted to a short poorest home can be made very beauti- chronicle of contemporary history and ful.
literature. They will be interesting in Scenes in other lands will be described, themselves, and will be convenient for especially in those from whose life and
purposes of reference. architecture we have something to learn. Queries and replies will be continued, But, with the exception of about one every and will embrace more general subjects month, the pictures delineated will be than before. Help Wis invited to make Welsh ones.
Those who have taken up these interesting and useful. the fascinating pastime of photography can The development of education in Wales give me very welcome help. Picturesque will be very carefully watched, and illusscraps, of village life, of interesting trated articles on the university, colleges, buildings, of mountain and river scenery, and schools will be provided. Prizes will be —will be very acceptable.
offered to boys and girls in the county It is my aim to select articles that are schools, and hints will be given concerning racy and short,—articles that tempt the the various examinations for which the reader, and that whet his appetite for schcols prepare pupils. truly intellectual and strengthening food. They ought not to extend to more than I know that, as before, I shall find much two pages, unless of very exceptional merit valuable and willing help, for there are and interest, or unless they are very many who are anxious to do their share profusely illustrated.
in raising the intellectual and moral and Original poetry will be inserted, but social tone of their countrymen. Any every piece must be very short. Forty hints will be gratefully accepted. Records lines are the maximum length, except in of observation of human character, of very rare cases indeed. The poet who social growth in the right direction, of the writes in English might very well accustom enlarging of sympathy, and of work well himself to the discipline a Welsh poet has done,-all these will be exceedingly welto undergo in composing an englyn,—the come. News about the establishing and thought must be enshrined within thirty growth of libraries, new experiments in syllables.
agriculture, technical instruction by the An attempt will be made at enabling county councils,-for example in woodthose who do not know Welsh to enter carving, shoein:s, dairying, nursing-may into the heritage of Welsh literature. I hope that I shall be supplied with Short articles will be given on the chief news concerning these from the different Welsh writers, and translated passages localities? Records of observation of the will be given as illustrations. Some of habits of animals will also be very gladly the best of the long Welsh poems will be received,—descriptions of the haunts of given if I think that the translation is rare animals, anything about bird life, the really excellent. The first of these will be extent to which rare birds are protected or Ceiriog's well known pastoral Alun Mabon. in danger of becoming extinct. Farmers It is translated by a descendant of Davies might tell me also what they regard as Castell Hywel, the translator of Gray's their enemies,—they might be in danger of Elegy into the most melodious Welsh that extirpating a friend in mistake. man ever wrote.
Legends and fairy tales are of perennial Peculiarities of certain districts are interest, and those taken directly from always welcome. Among these are often, peasant lips will find room at the first physical race characteristics, tribal nickopportunity. They should be related as names, old names of weights and measures, briefly and as tersely as possible.
peculiarities of dialect, legends about the Two pages a month will be given to origin of certain families, folklore of every passages selected to show the directions description, bits of ballads which may taken by thought and discovery in our throw light on history,—and what ballad own days.