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THE

TRIUMPHS OF OWEN.

A FRAGMENT.

FROM

Mr. Evans's Specimens of the Welch

Poetry : LONDON, 1764, Quarto.

1

ADVERTISEMENT.

Owen succeeded his father Griffin in

the Principality of North-Wales, A. D. 1120. This battle was fought near forty years afterwards.

TRIUMPHS OF OWEN.

A FRAGMEN T.

WEN's praise demands my song:

; Fairest flower of Roderick's ftem. Gwyneth's * shield, and Britain's

gem.
He nor heaps his brooded stores,
Nor on all profusely pours ;
Lord of every regal art,
Liberal hand, and open heart,

* North-Wales,

H

Where

Thousa Where

Hafty

,

Markin

Big with hofts of mighty name,
Squadrons three against him came;
This the force of Eirin hiding;
Side by side as proudly riding,
On her shadow long and gay
Lochlin + plows the wat’ry way ;
There the Norman fails afar
Catch the winds and join the war :
Black and huge along they sweep,
Burthens of the angry deep.

Fear to

There

Conflict Agony Despair

Dauntless on his native sands
'The Dragon-Son of Mona stands;
In glitt'ring arms and glory dreft,
High he rears his ruby crest
There the thund'ring strokes begin,
There the press, and there the din ;
Talymalfra’s rocky shore
Echoing to the battle's roar.

+ Denmark.

The Red Dragon is the device of CadWiellader, quhich att bio drjcendants wore on their barat.

A FRA G MEN T.

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Where his glowing eye-balls turn,
Thousand Banners round him burn,
Where he points his purple spear,
Hasty, hasty Rout is there,
Marking with indignant eye
Fear to stop and shame to fly.
There Confusion, Terror's child,
Conflict fierce, and ruin wild,
Agony, that pants for breath,
Despair, and honourable Death..

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