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APPENDIX

I wish to acknowledge my thanks to Mr. E. D. Jones, F.S.A., C.B.E., of the National Library of Wales, for giving me the following quotations from the works of Lewis Glyn Cothi. The poet flourished from 14471486 and was one of the greatest of the 15th century Welsh bards. He took his name from that of the forest of Glyn Cothi, within the confines of which he was probably born, perhaps at Pwllcynbyd in the parish of Llanybydder. For a full account see the article under Lewis Glyn Cothi in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography and the sources cited therein, as well as Gwaith Lewis Glyn Cothi, Golygwyd gan E. D. Jones, Y Gyfrol Gyntaf Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru a Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru 1953.

The poet refers to Rhydodin in three of his cywyddau. He praises the delightful abode of Rhydodin, its estates extending far and wide, and its generous lords providing the most lavish refreshment.

1. Cyweydd. Davydd ab Tomas Vychan

Isag oedd mown curas gwyn
Wedi adail Rhyd Odyn

Davydd, cylch dolydd Dwylais
Ydyw ei wlad, a hyd Lais;
Cylchyn Rhyd Odyn vy 'str, Caio unsud Parc Winsor. (Llansteffan MS. 7)

2. I Gynwyl Gaio

A'r haela' oll yn rhoi 'lyn
Hir o dudwedd Rhyd Odyn;
Dyn yw heb, hyd yn Nhiber,
Domas Llwyd dim us a 11er.

Ban Davydd Vychan yw vo
Ben cywaeth meibion Caio

A chaned valed i verch
A chyrhaedded awch Rhydderch
Glyn Aeron, Rhyd Odyn dir
Oedd ei adail a'i ddeudir
Digrivion doethion vu'r d
Oedd a aned oddi yno
(ibid)

3. I Davydd Vychan o Gaio

Avon dda ddigon i ddyn
Erined ydoedd Rhyd Odyn
(Peniarth MS. 70)
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