Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, by Richard Hakluyt

Carmina Meredith filij Rhesi6 mentionem facientia de Madoco filio Oweni Guynedd, et de sua nauigatione in terras incognitas. Vixit hic Meredith circiter annum Domini 1477.

Madoc wyf, mwyedic wedd,
Iawn genau, Owyn Guynedd:
Ni fynnum dir, fy enaid oedd
Na da mawr, ond y moroedd.7

6 In Welsh, Meridith ap Rhees.

7 Marginal note. — These verses I receiued of my learned friend M. William Camden.

The same in English.

Madoc I am the sonne of Owen Gwynedd
With stature large, and comely grace adorned:
No lands at home nor store of wealth me please,
My minde was whole to search the Ocean seas.

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