WALES. Vol. III.] MARCH, 1896. [No. 23. STRAY LEAVES BELIEVE that, in poli¬ tics as well as in most other things, there should be a certain degree of sanity. In old times men were quite in- _ tolerant about ''? religious be¬ liefs, and they 5 tortured and burnt each other. In our own times there is almost equal intolerance in politics. The great difference is this,—in old times men were persecuted in order that their souls might be saved, in modern times they are persecuted in order that interests may be served ; our fathers persecuted for the sake of others, we persecute for our own awakening of part of all describes the Arthur, a subject so poetical that the ordinary mind never thinks of connecting politics with it. The title was to be " Cymru fu, Cymru sydd, Cymru fydd,"—"old Wales, present Wales, future Wales,"—but the Llandudno committee objected to " future Wales." The result is that the cantata has to be called " Cambria," and that Arthur has to rise, not in future Wales, but in an epilogue. We persecute words. " Cymru fydd " is How under persecution. It means simply " the Wales of the future." It is short and Very comprehensive, and a word everybody might have used, giving it his own meaning. I think it was Professor Ellis Edwards who first brought it into the ordinary language of the political world ; and I should have thought everyone would have welcomed it, for everyone says the future is his. We Cannot condemn the future, we cannot prevent it. Dr. Parry wrote a cantata for the National Eisteddfod of 1890. We all know how dramatic Dr. Parry's compositions are, and many were glad to understand that the subject of the cantata was the develop¬ ment of the history of Wales. The last 7 97 Newcastle in Emlyn. (Photograph by J. Thomas, Liverpool). The photographer can often take the old and the new in one view,—a modern residence in or near a mediosval castle. Manorbier, Carew, Newcastle Emlyn, and other castles, show the iron past and the pleasant present side by side. Mr. Edwards Tirebuck's article on national Welsh emblems has attracted much attention, and has caused many Welshmen to ask why their decorations are never Welsh. Mr. Darlington, in a masterly article in the January Cymru, points out that the Welshman grasps at the reality of his national existence, while the Irishman