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Celtic Literature: TABLE OF CONTENTS

by Matthew Arnold   

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
THE STUDY OF CELTIC LITERATURE
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For acuteness and valour, the Greeks, For excessive pride, the Romans, For dulness, the creeping Saxons; For beauty and amorousness, the Gaedhils.
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. . . Gallois sont tous, par nature, Plus fous que betes en pasture -
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. . . nor sometimes forget Those other two equal with me in fate, So were I equall’d with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Maeonides -
The grave of March is this, and this the grave of Gwythyr; Here is the grave of Gwgawn Gleddyfreidd; But unknown is the grave of Arthur.
That is by no eminent hand; and yet a Greek epitaph could not show a finer perception of what constitutes propriety and felicity of style in compositions of this nature. Take the well-known Welsh prophecy about the fate of the Britons:-
O my crutch! is it not autumn, when the fern is red, the water. flag yellow? Have I not hated that which I love?
Or, again:-
How evil was the lot allotted to Llywarch, the night when he was brought forth -
As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night -
What little town, by river or seashore -
Met we on hill, in dale, forest or mead, By paved fountain or by rushy brook, Or in the beached margent of the sea -
Es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, Sich ein Character in dem Strom der Welt -
’Twas mirk, mirk night, and the water bright Troubled and drumlie flowed -
Footnotes:-{0a} See p.