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Marwnad Lewys Morys Yswain gynt ofon, yn ddi-
Secretary to the Cymmrodorion. Preface to First
AN BONA OPERA SINT MERITORIA ?l
QUIS sibi confidit coelum sua facta mereri ?
ON THE ESCAPE OF CAPTAIN FOULKES,
In the great storm of September 10th, 1741, when, driven by a hard gale from Ælianus Point to the North of Ireland, his sails and rigging
were swept overboard. QUID crepat ? Haud intra ripas se continet æquor! Numquid dejectum tecta feruntur aquæ ?
1 This was probably nothing more than a school exercise.
Wae misero nautae pelago qui credere vitam
SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS
On the necessity, or non-necessity, of going to sea; written for the benefit of Admiral Coytmore and some of the lady passengers in the voyage just mentioned.
Hoc fuit antiqué dictum, “Docet omnia venter”;
* Vota vovet, to vow a vow is the language of the Psalmist. L. M.
* Kybi, the patron saint of the parish church of Holyhead. A quadrant is hung up on the walls of the edifice in commemoration of seventeen voyages to the West Indies, which John Wheldon, a mariner, was enabled to effect through its instrumentality. L. M.
* It was customary in ancient Rome for the shipwrecked mariner to hang his wet garments in the
temple of Neptune as an offering to the god for his safety. See Horace, “Ode to Pyrrha,” Lib. i, Ode 5:—
* * * * Me tabula sacer
* Quas suspende; “Our critics”, remarks Lewis Morris, “say that Goronwy wanted a coat when he advised the captain to hang up his wet jacket.”