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To break my iron-sleep again;
THE TRIUMPHS OF OWEN.
FROM THE WELCH.
Owen's praise demands my song,
Big with hosts of mighty name,
• Lok is the evil being, who continues in chains till the twilight of the gods approaches, when be shall break luis bonds; the human race, the stars, and sun, shall disappear; the earth sink in the seas, and fire consume the skies; even Odin himself and his kindred-deities shall perish. For a farther explanation of this mythology, see " Introduction a l'Histoire de Dannemarc, par Mons. Mallet,” 1755, quarto; or rather a translation of it published in 1770, and entitled “ Northern Antiquities,” in which some mistakes in the original are judiciously corrected.
From Mr. Evans's Specimens of the Welch Poetry; London, 1764, quarto. Owen succeeded his father Griffin in the principality of North Wales, A. D. 1120. This battle was fought near forty years afterwards, North Wales.
On her shadow long and gay
Dauntless on his native sands
The red dragon is the device of Cadwallader, which all his descendents bore on their banners.
This and the three following lines are not in former editions, but are now added from the Author's MS.
THE DEATH OF HOEL.
FROM THE WELCH.
Had I but the torrent's might,
Too, too secure in youthful pride
To Cattraeth’s vale in glittring row Twice two hundred warriors go; Every warrior's manly neck Chains of regal honour deck, Wreath’d in many a golden link : From the golden cup they drink Nectar, that the bees produce, Or the grape's extatic juice. Flush'd with mirth, and hope they burn: But none from Cattraeth’s vale return, Save Aëron brave, and Conan strong, (Bursting through the bloody throng) And I, the meanest of them all, That live to weep, and sing their fall.
1 Of Aneurim, styled the Monarch of the Bards. He flourished about the time of Taliessin, A. D. 570. This Ode is extracted from the Gododin. See Mr. Evans's Specimens, p. 71. 73.
THE DEATH OF MR. RICHARD WEST.
In vain to me the smiling mornings shine,
ON MRS. CLARKE."
Lo! where this silent marble weeps,
* See Memoirs, Sect. III. p. 159.
" This lady, the wife of Dr. Clarke, physician at Epsom, died April 97, 1737; and is buried in the church of Beckenham, Kent.
in death resign'd,
pang, to secret sorrow dear;
ON SIR WILLIAM WILLIAMS.
Here, foremost in the dangerous paths of fame,
NOTE. This Epitaph was written at the request of Mr. Frederic Montagu, who intended to have inscribed it on a monument at Bellisle, at the siege of which this accomplished youth was killed, 1761; but from some difficulty attending the erection of it, this design was not executed.