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THE CAMBRIAN JOURNAL ALBAN Nb $f ARTHAN. [* ("WINTER SOLSTICE.) THE SETTLEMENT OF THE NORMANS IN GLAMORGAN. (Reprinted from the Gentleman's Magazine, by the generous permission of the Proprietor. {Continued from p. 197.) Considering how few in number were the original in¬ vaders of Glamorgan, the share of each in the partition of the soil was almost unprecedented, even in that age of conquest. Both in extent and value it greatly exceeded that which had fallen to the lot of the most fortunate of their elder brethren, the conquerors of England. A single turn of the wheel of fortune lifted the companions of Fitz-Aymon from the depths of obscurity and poverty to the heights of power and riches. In the language of Thierry, the popular historian of their nation's marvel¬ lous progress, " they had each of them whole villages and vast domains, and from poor hirelings became, in the eye of posterity, the stock of a new race of nobles and powerful barons." At their coming into Wales ten out of the CAMB. JOUR., 1864. 2 E