��Until within the present century, very little Welsh music was known beyond the Principality ; and even then, for the most part, through an un- favourable medium. For example, the graceful Llwyn onn ' (The Ash Grove), appeared in a mutilated form as 'Cease your funning,' in Gay's
- Beggar's Opera,' A.D. 1728.
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The bold and warlike strain, 'Y Gadlys' (The Camp), suffered the degradation of being wedded to Tom Durfey's doggrel song 'Of noble race was Shenkin,' introduced into 'The Rich- mond Heiress,' A.D. 1693.
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� � �The beautiful little melody, 'Ar hyd y nos' (All through the Night), was introduced into a burlesque, under the title of ' Ah ! hide your nose.' It is often known as ' Poor Mary Ann.'
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� � �The melodious 'Clychau Aberdyfi' (The Bells of Aberdovey) was caricatured in Charles Dib- din's play 'Liberty Hall,' A.D. 1785.
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�Even Handel was not above introducing the spirited air, ' Codiad yr Haul' (The Rising of the Sun), into 'Acis and Galatea,' as a duet and chorus, under the title of ' Happy, happy we.' The following is the original air :
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