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Vegtamr, Valtams, names of toil and war.

Mr. Gray follows the common explication of this perplexed pas, and makes Haudr or Hother, the brother of Ballder. Saxo, whose rmation cannot have been much inferior to Snorro's, makes him son of Hodbrodd, Ballder's rival for Nanna, and the declared my of the Asi. Lib. iii. Hist. Dan. i.

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told that Ballder might be redeemed from Hela, by d not happen, the unanimous intercession of the ing received answers to every question that coines of fate, makes use of an artifice to come at the er's final destiny, by inventing a vision of female trays himself by this trick to the prophetess, who



(From Mr. Evans's specimens Quarto. Owen succeeded h North Wales, A. D. 1120. T afterwards.]

OWEN's praise de

Owen swift, and Owe
Fairest flower of Rod
Gwyneth's shield (g)

(g) Gwy

The following is the prose

Panegyric upon Owain G
Gwalchmai, the so

1. I will extol the generous H
the bulwark of his countr
the glory of Britain, Owe
that neither hoardeth nor
2.Three fleets arrived, vessel
first rate, furiously to att
don (Ireland,) the oth


Om Mr. Evans's specimens of the Welch Poetry*; London, 1764, uarto. Owen succeeded his father Griffin in the principality of orth Wales, A. D. 1120. This battle was fought near forty years Eterwards.]

WEN's praise demands my song,
wen swift, and Owen strong;

airest flower of Roderic's stem,

wyneth's shield (g), and Britain's gem.

(g) Gwyneth. North Wales.

*The following is the prose version of Mr. Evans, p. 25. Panegyric upon Owain Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales, by Gwalchmai, the son of Melir, in the year 1157.

I will extol the generous Hero, descended from the race of Roderic, the bulwark of his country; a prince eminent for his good qualities, the glory of Britain, Owen the brave and expert in arms, a Prince that neither hoardeth nor coveteth riches.

Three fleets arrived, vessels of the main; three powerful fleets of the first rate, furiously to attack him on the sudden : one from Jwerddon (Ireland,) the other full of well-armed Lochlinians (Danes

s of mighty name, against him came;

of Eirin hiding, proudly riding, long and gay

ws the wat'ry way;

(h) Lochlin. Denmark.

making a grand appearance on the floods, the nsmarine Normans, which was attended with an successless toil.

a's sons was so brave in action, that there was a heir furious attack; and before the Prince himself fusion, havoc, conflict, honourable death, bloody onsternation, and upon Tal Malvre a thousand as an outrageous carnage, and the rage of spears violent indignation. Blood raised the tide of the -imson of human gore stained the brine. There uirasses, and the agony of gashing wounds, and iors prostrate before the chief, distinguished by e. Lloegria was put into confusion; the contest s great; and the glory of our Prince's wide-wastbe celebrated in an hundred languages to give raise.

antless on his native s The Dragon-son of Mor girt ring arms and g


High he rears his ruby c

There the thund'ring str

There the press, and the Talymalfra's rocky shor choing to the battle's Check'd by the torre Backward Menai rolls While, heap'd his mast Prostrate Warriors gna

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tless on his native sands
Dragon-son of Mona stands (i);
tt'ring arms and glory drest,
he rears his ruby crest.


the thund'ring strokes begin,

the press, and there the din; nalfra's rocky shore

ing to the battle's roar.

eck'd by the torrent-tide of blood, ward Menaï rolls his flood;

e, heap'd his master's feet around, rate Warriors gnaw the ground.

(i) The Dragon-son of Mona stands.

red Dragon is the device of Cadwallader, which all his descenore on their banners.

s and the three following lines were not in the original Editions, re added by Mr. Mason from the Author's MS.

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