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.

These verses I receiued of my learned friend M. William Camden.

Madoc wyf, mwyedic wedd,

Iawn genau, Owyn Guynedd:

Ni fynnum dir, fy enaid oedd

Na da mawr, ond y moroedd.

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.

6 In Welsh, Meridith ap Rhees.

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