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ever" imbecil and rancorous” they may be, were not written at this time, nor on this occasion. They were composed at least fourteen or fifteen years after this period, and refer in the most distinct and express manner to Cloridia, the last of Jonson's Masques. For thirty years nothing but kindness appears on the side of Jonson, (for I give no credit to the story of Inigo's being the Lantern Leatherhead of Bartholomew Fair ;) nor do we know that he changed his mode of conduct without sufficient cause. Be this as it may, the charge of Pennant is as false as it is ridiculous, and with this only I am at present concerned.



The SCENE standing, as before, a Mountain ; but now

the name changed from Atlas to Craig-Eriri.

Enter GRIFFITH, JENKIN, and Evan, a

Welsh Attorney.

OSSIN, I know what belongs to this

place symwhat petter than you; and
therefore give me leave to be pold to
advise you. 'Is not a small matter to

offer yourself into presence of a king, and aull his court? Be not too byssie and forward, till you

be caull’d; I tauke reason to you. Žen. Cym, never tauke any taukes; if the king of Gread Prittaine keep it assizes here, I will cym into court; loog yow, do you see now, and please Got.

Grif. Taw, d yn ynbhyd, y, dhwyti-n abl i anabhy, pob peth oth folineb, ag ý tyny gwatwar ar dy wlac.

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1 Griff. Taw, dyninthyd, &c.] This ancient Briton is not very complimentary. He says, I believe, “Hold your tongue, blockhead! your folly is enough to spoil every thing. You are a perfect marplot, a disgrace to your country.”

The Welsh does not exactly follow the received orthography; but this may be accounted for, probably from the circumstance of its being sent to the press after Jonson's death. He had certainly some acquaintance with the language, and appears from Howel's Jen. Gad vyn lonyth. I I say, I will appear in court.

Ev. Appear as yow s'ud do then, Dab Jenkin, in good sort; do not discredit the nation, and pyt wrong upon us aull by your rassnes.

Jen. What do yow caull rassnes, Evan y Gynrn ? is not all the cyntrie, and aull Welse, and the prince of Wales too, abused in him? By this hand, I will tell it the king's own ears every 'oord, do you see him now? Bless your ursip, pray got is in heaven bless every ince of your ursip; and Wales is commend it to your ursip, from top to toe, with aull his hearts aull over, by got utch me, and would be glad as a silling to see yow in him. Come it down once a day, and try; I tell yow now, yow s'all be as welcomely there as where you were in yowr own cyntries' last two symmers, and pershance we'll make yow as good s'eere too: we'll promise yowr ursip as good a piece of seeze, as yow need pyt in your head, and pleas’ yow s'all be toasted too.

Go to, see him once upon a time yowr own sellive, is more good mean yow, than is aware of: by got’ is very hard, but s'all make yow a shestice of peace the first days you come; and pershance (say nothing) knight o’ the s'ire too : 'is not Worsters, nor Pembrokes, nor Montgymeries, s'all carry him from yow. But aull this while s'ali I tell you a liddell now?’Is a great huge deal of anger upon yow, from all Wales and the nation, that your ursip would suffer our young master Sarles, your ursip's son and heir, and prince of Wales, the

and other letters, to be extremely solicitous to procure such grammatical treatises on it as were extant in his time.

2 Gâd vi'n lhonydh.] Let me alone.

3 As where you were in yowr own cyntries.] James visited Scotland for the first time after his accession to the English throne, in 1617. It was an unfortunate journey; for it gave rise to the “Book of Sports,fons et origo malorum.

first time he ever play dance, to be pit up in a mountain (got knows where) by a palterly poet, how do you say him, Evan?

Ev. Libia.

Jen. Vellhy!Libia. And how do yow caull him the mountain ? his name is

Ev. Adlas.

Jen. Hynno, hynno, Adlas ? Ay, please your ursip, 'is a Welse atturney, and a preddilie schollers, a wear him his long coat, lined with seepes-skin, as yow see every days o' the week. A very sufficient litigious fellows in the terms, and a finely poets out o' the terms ; he has a sprig of lawrel already towards his girlonds. He was get in here a Twelfe-night and see aull; what do you call it, your matters, and says is naught, naught, stark naught.

Ev. I do say, an't please his madestee, I do not like him with all his heart; he is plug'd in by the ears, without aull piddies or mercies of propriedies or decorums. I will do injuries to no man before his madestee; but 'is a very vile and absurd as a man would wiss, that I do say, to pyt the prince of Wales in an outlandis mountain ; when he is known, his highness has as goodly mountains, and as tawll a hills of his own, (look yow, do yow see now) and of as good standing, and as good discent as the proudest Adlas christned.

Jen. Ay, good Evan, I pray you reckon his madestee some of the Welse hills, the mountains.

Ev. Why there is Talgarth.
Jen. Well sayd.
Ev. Eliennieth.
Jen. Well sayd, Evan.
Ev. Caider Arthur.
Jen. Toudge him, toudge him.

4 Velhy!] An interjection of surprize. Hey-day ! So ! &c.

Ev. Pen-maen-maur.
Jen. Is good boys, Evan.
Ev. And Craig-Eriri.

Jen. Aw, Vellhy! Why law you now, 'is not Penmaen-maur and Craig-Eriri as good sound as Adlas every whit of him ? Ev. 'Is caull’d the British Aulpes, Craig-Eriri

, a very sufficient hills.

Jen. By got, we will play with him hills for hills, for sixteen and forty s'illings when he dares.

Ev. I pray you let it alone your wachers a liddle while, cossin Davy ap Jenkin, and give it leave I may give his madestee and the court informations toudging now the reformations.

Jen. Why, cannot yow and I tauke too, cossin ? the haull (God bless it) is big inough to hold both our taukes, and we were twice as much as we are.

Ev. Why tauke it all then, if you think is reason


in you.

Fen. No; I know is no reason, Evan, I confess him ; but every man would shew himselve a good subject as he can to his means; I am a subject by my place, and two heads is better than one I imagine under correction.

Ev. Got's ownes! here is no corrections, man; imagine what yow please, do in got's name, imagine, imagine, why do you not imagine? here is no penyrths of corrections.

Grif. Awgdwin Tawson."

Ev. 'Is so invincibles, so inmercifullys ignorant, a man knows not upon what inces of ground to stand to him ; does conceive it no more as I am a true


5 Awdijen, Tawson.] I will make you hold your tongue, in spite of you. I know not whether the reader will thank either me or Whalley for these unimportant versions; and indeed I only give them lest the originals should be thought of more value than they are.

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