Ffynh 4V

For although it is much to be desired that the inhabitants of the same island should be of the same speech and tongue, yet it is to be equally considered that to attain this end so much time and trouble are required that in the meantime God’s people would be suffered to perish from the hunger of his word, which would be barbarous and cruel beyond measure. Further there can be no doubt that similarity and agreement in religion rather than in speech much more promotes unity. To prefer unity to piety, expediency to religion, and a certain external concord among men to that extraordinary peace which the word of God impresses on the souls of men shows but little piety.

(William Morgan, Dedication to the Welsh Bible, 1588 in A.O. Evans, Memorandum on the Legality of the Welsh Bible, 1925, p. 134 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )