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dlptiîit çdfgdtl Cyf. III. GORPHENAF, 1800. Rhif 7. LADY GWEN, OR, THE DAYS THAT ARE TO BE. BY A WELSH NATIONALIST. Chapter II. A Ncw Wales. ADY Gwen Tudor was the eldest daughter of the Earl of Y Bala, descended 011 her father's side from the old aristocracy of the county, and 011 her mother's side related to a family that had suffered more than any other in Wales,—so at least its annals boasted,—for its devotion to the popular side in the days of landlord eriction and tithe distraint sales. An aristocrat in taste and feeling^ but a Calvinist in religion, Gwen seemed to combine in her own person every feature of Welsh natiouality. She went, when only scventeen, to Aberystwyth University, where her beauty and her genius immediately made her a great power. Her politics were soon lcarnt, and the reformers welcomed her as their leader. Her own County of Merioueth, which for many ycars had been represented by the reaction- ary party, once agaiti resumed its placc in the van of Welsh progress. The amiable young Yiscount, who represented the constituency rather by the hereditary claims derived from a nationalist ancestor ofother days, found himself defeated, and Lady Gwen entered Parliament in company with many of her friends. 25