Ffynh 1B

Who do you think I have at my elbow, as happy as ever Alexander thought himself after a conquest? No less a man than Ieuan Fardd [Evan Evans], who hath discovered some old MSS lately that no body of this age or the last ever as much as dreamed of. And this discovery is to him and me as great as that of America by Columbus. We have found an epic Poem in the British [Welsh] called Gododin, equal at least to the Iliad, Aeneid or Paradise Lost. Tudfwlch and Marchlew are heroes fiercer than Achilles and Satan.

(Hugh Owen (ed.) Additional Letters of the Morrises of Anglesey, 1735–1786, London, 1947, vol. 1, p. 349)