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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.

Wales: Introductory

The Welsh Bards

By Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)

THISE olde gentil Bretons in hir dayes

Of diverse aventures maden layes,

Rimeyed in hir firste Breton tonge;

Which layes with hir instruments they songe,

Or elles redden hem for hir plesance.