Abstract: A manuscript, late 15th to the 16th century, containing poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym, Iolo Goch, Hywel Cae Llwyd, Dafydd Epynt, Rhys Fardd, Hywel Swrdwal and others. Pp. 21-112 were written probably before 1484. The manuscript is written in various hands (p. 21 alone containing three different hands): the poems of Dafydd Epynt are all in one hand (see Peniarth MS 60); those of Hywel Cae Llwyd and Hywel Swrdwal in another (see Peniarth MS 54, part ii); those of Rhys Fardd in another hand; etc. Pp. 1-20 contain a peculiarly cramped hand. The poetry on pp. 359-392, 396-419, 422-423, 432-448 is written in bardic script (see Gwenogvryn's observations on this in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), 418). P. 257 is rubbed and the readings uncertain in part. The two leaves following p. 284b have been cut out. At least one folio is torn off at p. 448 and the remainder of the poem is inverted.
Part of: Saints Manuscripts UCL
Formerly Hengwrt MS 270., Formerly Hengwrt MS 368., A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), 409-420.