LLAWYSGRIF RICHARD MORRIS O-GERDDI, &c. Copiwyd a golygwyd Gan T. H. Parry-Williams, M.A., B.Litt., Ph. V., Aberystwyth Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, Caerdydd. 1931 Pp. cxxi + 229. 7s. 6d. Everyone who is interested in the literature and history of Wales in the 18th century will wel- come this volume dealing with Richard Morris, Mon, and his literary pursuits. A great deal of new light was thrown on the literary relations of Morrisiaid Mon and Goronwy Owen by the late Rev. Thomas Shankland in his articles to Y Beirniad and the Bulletin of Celtic Studies, and also by the late Principal J. H. Davies in The Letters of Goronwy Owen and The Morris Letters, Vol. I and II. Of the four brothers, perhaps Lewis Morris has received more notice than any of the others; but in this book we have a great deal of new information about Richard Morris to whom Goronwy Owen addressed some of his most interesting letters. This is a reprint of a MS of poems, mostly in the free metres, collected by Richard Morris be- tween the years 1716 and 1718. It contains carolau, dyriau, awdlau and englynion by differ- ent authors mostly anonymous, but amongst the authors are the names of Dafudd Manuel, Ellis Wynne, John Owen, Samson Edwards and others. Dr. Parry-Williams has written a most in- structive introduction dealing with the life and interests of Richard Morris; and it contains also an analysis of the contents of the MS. and the history of some of the poems contained therein. Richard Morris is best known in connection with his Editions of the Welsh Bible in 1746 and 1752; and it was he and his brother Lewis who founded the Cymmrodorion Society in 1751, thus creating a movement which was a means of stimulating a new interest in the history, archae- ology and literature of Wales. The three brothers, Lewis, William and Richard, devoted a great portion of their time to collect Welsh manuscripts, most of which are now to be found in the British Museum under the title Additional MSS. 14,866 to 14,961; and this volume is a reprint of Add. MS. 14,992. In Section iii of his introduction the Editor deals rather fully with the history and develop- ment of the various types of poems contained in this MS., and the Section on the Wassail Songs is very well done, and contains much new information for Welsh readers and will prove most helpful to anyone who wishes to develop this theme further. In Section iv he gives a selection of Richard Morris' poems in order to aid the reader to form his own opinion of the quality of the poetry composed by the compiler of this MS., and about whom Goronwy wrote: "Rhisiart am gerdd ber hoywsain Hafal ni fedd Gwynedd gain." The Editor has done excellent work on this manuscript, but it would have helped the ordin- ary student if he had added a few explanatory notes on some of the most difficult forms of words and expressions. As regards printing and binding the volume is well worthy of the excellent work done at the Brython Office, Liverpool. W.R. GEIRFA BARDDONIAETH GYNNAR GYMRAEG Gan J. Lloyd Jones, Coleg y Brifysgol, Dulyn Rhan I. A. Caerawc Caerdydd Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru Oxford University Press 1931 12s. 6d.; 1 os. to Subscribers Professor J. Lloyd Jones has already contributed a great deal towards the elucidation of Early Welsh texts in his articles to the Bulletin of Celtic Studies and elsewhere. Here we have the first part of an exhaustive study of the vocabulary of early Welsh poetry, and it containes detailed references to all early sources where these words occur. This is a scholarly piece of work and has meant years of diligent study. The author has care- fully collated a great number of books and manuscripts, and has thus helped to bring to- gether irrefutable evidence to attest the meaning of some very difficult terms and expressions. This is obviously a work for advanced scholars of Welsh, and when completed it will be one of the most valuable contributions to the study of Early Welsh texts. W.R. LLYFRAU'R FORD GRON Wrecsam: Hughes a'c Fab. 6d. each Rhif 11, Morgan Llwyd Rhif 12, Y Cywyddwyr In many respects Morgan Llwyd o Wynedd was the most important literary figure in Wales in the 17th century. He is best known to the average Welshman as the author of Llyfr y Tri Aderyn," and at one time that work was widely read. In this booklet we have another important and interesting tract which deserves to be better known, for Llythyr i'r Cymry Cariadus con- tains moral lessons that are welt worth reading even to-day. The editor has included also a few poems, and the perusal of these, together with the brief but comprehensive introduction, will give the reader a clear conception of the literary activities of Morgan Llwyd. No. 12 is a selection from the poems of Llywelyn Goch, Iolo Goch, Sion Cent, Dafydd Nanmor, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Dafydd ab Edmwnt,