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WALES. Vol. IV.] MAY, 1897. [No. 37. AB OWEN. May 20th, 1892—MAEOn 9th, 1897. "V/OTTNG as thou wert, thou hadst a name ■*■ That was familiar. We in Wales,— In southern as in northern vales,— Had hoped thou'dst live to win great fame. But death has intervened. His hand Has crushed a flower that budded well. Oh, 'twas a cruel blow to fell Thee thus, cause grief throughout the land. Thy father's heart, so proud of thee, Now feels a pang it scarce can bear; Thy mother's, too. The pain they share Calls forth our deepest sympathy. Llanuwchllyn,—all the country round,— The poor man's cot beside the road, The farm, likewise the squire's abode, Participate in grief profound. Cardiff. The spring is slowly coming up, Flower laden. Timidly she moves Around the hills, and through the groves, And seems to drink from sorrow's cup. Thy little grave she heeds. A thought Of pity stirs her heart and soul, Till down her cheeks the tear drops roll, As she beholds what death has wrought. Ah ! here she'll linger in her love Of children, choicest flowers select, And they upon thy mound erect Shall stand, and point to realms above. For thither thou art gone to stay, To publish better things than here, And share, in a celestial sphere, A Father's love that lasts for aye. SlLUMAN. ONE OF OUR FORGOTTEN PRINCES. By the Hon. F. Bulkeley Owen (Qioenllian GiuyncddJ. Green island of the mighty ! I see thine ancient race Driven from their father's realm to make the rocks their dwelling-place ! I see from Uthyr's kingdom the sceptro pass away, And many a line of bards, and chiefs, and princely men decay. History that the URING the years of persecution and of grinding taxation which followed the death of Llywelyn,— "Ein Llyw Olaf," —hundreds of our people, chieftains and peasants, priests and bards, left their own country, to seek a home in France. Thierry in his of the Norman Conquest tells us Welshmen were well received there, 9 97 and that this emigration continued through¬ out the fourteenth century. Amongst the number of these exiles was Yvain, Evan, or Owen de Galles, the son of Prince Edmund of Wales. He is supposed to have been a descendant of the Royal House of Gwynedd. Thierry thinks he may have been a great nephew of Prince Llywelyn. Prince Edmund's name does not appear in any Welsh record to which the writer of this paper has had access; he was, however, no fictitious person, his name as father of Prince Evan of Wales, together with the history of the latter, has been handed down to us by Froissart in his chronicle.