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Delkiow Seve

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Pelea era why Moaz, Moes fettow Teag
Gen ackas pedden Dew (altered to bedgeth gwin, poss. by Tonkin) ha ackas Blew mellen?
Moas than ventan, sarra weage,
Rag Delkiow seue gwra Moesse Teag.
Ra ve moas gena why, Moes fettow Teag
gen ackas pedden Dew ha ackas Blew mellen
grew mena why sara wheag,
rag Delkiow seue gwra Moesse Teag
Fatla gura ve ackas gorra why en doar?-
[mellen]
Me veddn sefuall arta, sara weage.-
[moese] [teage]
fatla gura ve ackas dry why gen flo?-
[peden]
Me veden E thone, sarra wheage.
[teage]
Pew veda why gowas rag seera rag as flo?

Why ra bose ye seera, sarra weage.
[teage]
Pendre vedda why geal rag lednow rag as flo?
E sera veath trohar, sarra weage.-

Gwavas MSS. In Pryce’s Archaelogia Cornu-Britannica

(p93 Ellis for notes) OC Vol IV No 6 Summer 1947