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The Mabinogi QUOTES Index

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ABOUT THIS QUOTES INDEX Longer quotes collection. Refs very brief, enough info. to find full referencing in the Bibliography. Separate index: Guest journals.

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'Hoc vocabulum quid filii velit, hodie non constat. (This name which comes from ‘son’ is not clear.) Libellus autem sic inscriptus fabulosas quasdam Historiolas tradit de Optimatibus aliquot Britannis antiquioribus. (The book records fabulous stories which report on the leaders of the ancient Britons.) Quod vidimus exemplar in quatuor partet distributum est, quas totidem Mabinogii sui Ramos appellat author velexscriptor. (What we see demonstrated is divided in four parts:, which the author calls or copies as Mabinogi Branches.)' Edward Lhuyd, Archaeologia Britannica, (1707), p. 262. Lists, profiles each Branch as P.I, P.II etc, with initial words & ending words.
1802 Jan. 21Pughe
*19thC *romance
'The Mabinogion, or Juvenile Amusements, being a kind of dramatic tales, are in themselves some of our most singular productions; and I have little hesitation in asserting them to have been the origin of romance writing in Europe.' Address to Society of Antiquaries, London. (Publ. 1808, p. 219)
Edward *19thC
'Mr. Davies, in his “Celtic Researches,” p. 175, considers Annwn to imply, figuratively, the condition of the dead or the infernal regions,which comprehended the Elysium and the Tartarus of antiquity.’ And, in support of this opinion,he quotes the proverb, “Nid eiri annwnond unwaith” -There will be but one journey to hell,– and, likewise, the common expressions, Cwn Annwn, hell-hounds, and Plant Annwn, children of the deep, certain wandering spirits.' (Edward Davies, Celtic researches, on the origin, traditions & languages of the Ancient Britons (1804) p. 175; quoted Pughe Cambro-Brit. Vol. 2, No. 18, Feb., 1821, p. 272.)\\
1830 Sept 4Aneirin Owen
(Pughe's son, letter to to A. J. Johnes) 'My Father has promised me to write to Mr. Hughes this day on the subject of the Mabinogion. His wish is to have the work published at Denbigh under his own inspection, as he could intrust the correction of the press to no one but himself. … We have already the sum of £50 lodged in Denbigh Bank to be applied towards the expenses, and I shall conceive than [sic] an additional £50 would be sufficient to set the work on foot.' (Marion Henry Jones, 'The Letters of Arthur James Johnes', 1809 -71, NLWJ, v. 10, no. 3, (1958) p. 243)
1830 Sept 4Aneirin Owen
(Pughe's son, letter to to A. J. Johnes) ‘I cannot expect any further assistance from my Father. Since his return from S. Wales last autumn he has not been able to amuse himself with literary employment, the reading of a newspaper is too great a task for him and he feels this deprivation the more poignantly, as other sources of amusement do not interest him. His disorder is evidently nervous, perhaps accelerated by exposure and exertion … (p. 244) I could have wished a revision of the Mabinogion, but this under present circumstances must be dispensed with, & as it the work is complete, it had better be published …’ (Marion Henry Jones, 'The Letters of Arthur James Johnes', 1809 -71, NLWJ, v. 10, no. 3, (1958) pp. 243-44)
1834 May 24Pughe
From Egryn, Denbigh. ‘Dear Friend, … I am highly flattered with your intention of inscribing this publication to me, a memorial of my having taken some pains with the work. [He does not refer to the Mabinogion here.] Synden -line – I have – I break off, dear friend, finding myself unable to proceed with the necessary application as a few minutes of either reading or writing causes me much fatigue about the back and loins. … I suffer no pain, except feeling the fatigue … my tongue runs on very well and without fatigue – and all this makes me concerned at leaving your letter unanswered … Yours truly – Farewell! Wm. Owen Pughe’ (Marion Henry Jones, 'The Letters of Arthur James Johnes', 1809 -71, NLWJ, v. 10, no. 3, (1958) pp. 256-57)
1834 est.Guest
'Why should we disregard our own traditions … because they have not been handed down in Greek or Latin? For my own part, I love the old Legends and Romances as they teach us so naturally the manners and opinions of those who were, in fact, much more nearly connected with us of the present day than were any of the heroes of Rome.' Visit to Warwick Castle. (Guest, R & John 2007 p. 103. Not dated.)
1835 Nov.Guest
On meeting Elijah Waring ‘our conversation turned much on the superstitions and legends of Wales - I think it might be desirable to make a collection of them.' (S.Davies, 'Guest', p. 102)
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