MYTHOLOGY of the ANCIENT BRITISH BARDS,
In the Manner of TALIESIN,
Recited on PRIMROSE HILL
MEETING of BRITISH BARDS,
On the Summer Solstice of 1792, and ratified* at the subsequent
Autumnal Equinox and Winter Solstice.
Hir y bydd Brython, fal Carcharorion,
Ym mraint Alltudion Tir SAXONIA,
Eu Ner a folant Eu Hiaith a gadwant
Eu Tir a gollant ond Gwyllt WALIA.
TALIESIN, anno 550.
Long shall the Britons humbled low remain,
For ages drag the Saxons' galling chain;
But faithful still their Ancient God adore,
Pure keep their language as in days of tore;
Be robb'd of native lands, from all exil'd,
But Walia's rough uncultivated wild.
Gwir, yn erbyn y Byd.
I.e.—Truth against all the World.
*A poem, &c. admitted at one meeting, approved of by a
second, and ratified by a third, may allowably be published.