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INDEX,

.500

A.

Page.

Abergele and Cefn-yr-Ogof

7

A Mother's Influence

23

A Tribute to St. David

97
At Easter

.145
At Easter

145
A Story of Sectarianism

146
Alleged Discoveries of America. .241,

292, 356, 388, 448, 492
Are We to Have Justice?

244
A Story of a Peasant

258
A Tour of Wales.. 296, 341, 391, 439, 488,

535
A Picture of Morfudd (A poem)

438
A Dragon Story

454
Abergavenny

497
Autumnal Glory (A poem)

.499
A Welsh Church Case
A Christmas Love Story

.545.:

B.

::

C.

Coming Home (A poem)

6:102

wwristian Patriotism

..193.

Christian Science

207

Christmas....

529

Christmas (A poem).

.530

Christmas Thoughts

.557

Congregational Singing.

..543

D.

Diving Healing

106

Dear Wales (A poem)

.291

E.

Easter (A poem)

149, 163

Easter Hymn

. 175

Echoes of Love (A poem)

411

F.

FIELD OF LETTERS.. .31, 77, 126,

176, 223, 266, 315, 365, 415, 462, 508, 558

Welshmen as Factors in the Re-

public ..

Grawn Gwernogle

.126
O Lygad y Ffynon

. 126
Undod Personol y Duwdod ..223
Hirnos Gauaf

.266
The Theology of the Westminster
Symbols

.315
Reformers of Wales

.365
“Diwygwyr Cymru"

415
Father Winter (A poem)

7

Faith (A poem)

265

Flint (A poem)

355

G.

Greater Wales

18

God Guards (A poem)

215

God's Jewel (A poem)

.414

96

.335
82

Page.

The Four Rats

383
The Imperial Court of Pekin. 383
Animals Like Tobacco

.383
The Philippino Mother

.384
An Arabic Poem

384
The Old-Time Clergyman

384
Nature and the republican Ticket.432
Chinese Girls

432

How Things Were Created

477

How Evolution was Begun. 479
Two Saintly Offers

480
His Reason For It

.526
Tee-Tee-Total

.526
Courting Customs

.526
An Old-Timed Eviction

.526
Was Accustomed

527
Gabriel Himself

.527
"De Dead Dat Die in De Lord"..527
A Difference in Sport

.528
Women Students in Russia .528
The Longest Word

.528
Boy's Essay on Habit

.574
The House in Bad Shape

575
Chinese Mormonism

..576

Santa Claus an Orphan Child ..576

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271

Page.
A Result of Printing

.421
A Musical Bicycle

.421
Education in China

.421
Bathing ....

422
The Devining Rod

422
The Influence of Hunger

467
Tolerance of Lies and Liars 467
The Voice

468
An Old Description of Trusts. 513
Confucianism

514
A Serviceable Invention

.514
The Pope and the Sects

.514
Witchcraft of Old

.514
A New Boot

..515
Anaesthesia by a New Methood ..515
Human Hibernation

.564
A New Rolling Process

564
Songs of Wales (A poem)

22
Stonehenge

65
Shrewsbury and Chester

.247
Summer (A poem)

.387

Page.
The Celto-British Church...49, 164, 203,

250, 300
The Minstrel's Plant (A poem) 59
The Philosophy of Temptation

60
The Observatory....... ..112, 400, 550
The Strand of Rhuddlan (A poem)..125
The Slate Industry

. 150
The Anti-British Feeling

.168
Thunder (A poem)

246
The Welshman and the American
Pulpit

.337
The Cost of Living in a German Uni-
versity

.359
Themistocles

.385
The Basque Language and People. ..412
The Welsh Metrical System 433, 504
The Mission of Music.

481, 531
Thanksgiving (A poem)

.491

W.
Wales (A poem)

18
WELSH NEWS AND NOTES-

43, 85 188, 235, 274, 323, 373, 427, 516, 565
Where Sleep the Brave (A poem)...111
When Kindred Spirits Meet (A poem)199
Welsh Etymology

348
Why (A poem)

.399

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Every legend-hunter can find any old, the grave of Vortigern, "the amount of myths, legends and tales dishonored," called "one of the in every nook and corner of wild three arrant traitors of the Island of Wales. Many of them are original, Britain," for inviting over Hengist while others are borrowed, for the and Horsa, and for giving up the mythology of the Vedic and Homer- Island of Thanet to gain the fair ic poets contain the germs, and in Rowena, daughter of one of the inmost instances more than the germs vaders! of almost all the stories of Teu

The Legend of Arthur. tonic, Scandinavian, and Celtic folk- Every nation must have a hero or lore. Welsh legends and traditions heroes, and the great legendary are equal if not superior to those hero of Wales is King Arthurof the Scotch Highlands. The Arthur of the Round Table. What Scotch scenery is not more beauti- the legends of Troy, of Thebes, of ful than that of many Welsh moun- the Kalydonian boar, of dipus, tain and lake districts. But while Theseus, &c.,

early Rob Rov and Roderick Ddu are Greek, the tales of Arthur, of Charhousehold words, and Loch Lom- lemagne, of the Nibelungen were to ond and Loch Katrine are visited Welshman, or Frenchman, or in a sort of pilgrimage by strangers German, of the twelfth or thirteenth from all countries, who ever lieard century. of the tragedy of Lake Kwal in Grote in his "History of Greece," North Wales, or visited the wild, says, “It is certain that Charlemagne

valley, inaccessible except is a great historical name, and it from the sea, hemmed in by black is possible, though not certain, that precipices and

lofty mountains, the name of Arthur mar be histora tumulus was to be seen of ical also. But the Charlemagne of

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history and the Charlemagne of U'ther to her, and Igerne became romance have little except the name the Queen of the land. When the in common.

That illus- time drew near that that her child trious name, as well as the more should be born, Merlin came to the problematical Arthur, is taken up king and asked that the babe should by the romancers, not with a view to be brought to him at the postern celebrate realities previously veri- gate unchristened.

And when the fied, but for setting forth or ampli- child was born it was wrapped in fying an ideal of their own, in such cloth of gold, similar to the Greek manner as both to rouse the feelings Apollo, and given to Merlin, who and captivate the faith of their hear- placed it in the hands of Sir Ector, ers.”—Chap. xvii. p. 279.

and his wife nourished the babe unAround Arthur we find a great til the death of King Uther. But number of knights, and above all before he died he charged the nobles others Merlin, the prophet, sage, that they should make Arthur king magician. The birth and life of

in his stead. But soon after the king Arthur are made up of the miracul- was dead and buried, many were

Uther Pendragon lay sick anxious to sit on the throne, wear with love; for Igerne, the wife of

the
crown,

and wield the sceptre, Gorlois, the Duke of Cornwall, and the Bishop of Canterbury orwould not hearken to the words dered all the lords of the realm to which he had spoken to her. She come to London at Christmas on was placed for safety in the castle pain of cursing. And at Christmas of Tintagil, while the Duke shut the lords, nobles, and the great men himself in the castle of Dimilioc. of Prydain were gathered together Merlin, the wise, cam, to King in the great church; and when the Uther, and told him that he should

mass was done, there was seen in have his heart's desire. So he

the churchyard against the high albrought it about that Uther went to

tar a great stone, and in the midst the castle of Tintagil in the likeness

was like an anvil of steel, and thereof Gorlois, who had just been slain in was stuck a sword naked by the behind the battlements of Dimilioc; point, and letters of gold were writand Igerne welcome Uther, thinking ten about the sword that said thus. her husband stood before her. On "Who so pulleth out this sword out the following day news

to of this stone and anvil is rightwise Igerne that hier husband had been born King of England." All the slain in battle three hours before

great men of the land tried, but in Uther had entered the gates of Tin- vain, for with all their strength they tagil, and she marvelled who it

could not move the sword; and the might be that slept with her in the good Bishop said, “God will make guise of her husband. But

him known.” Knights were named there came messengers from King to guard the stone, but none came

came

soon

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