Historic Cornish Texts
John Boson 1710
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Miz Ebral Pempas Dydh, sitack canz ha Deg.
Kar ve,
Me ri marci dh’eu rag goz Neudhou vorth an kenzan Den Kernuak, Sera ve reg lavar dhe’m Gomar mab Japhet, mab Noah ve (vo) an Den reg clapia kernuak (en) Termen an Tur Babel ve (vo) Derevalz, ha rag hedna ni el guelas, ha adzhan an tavaz kernuak dha boz tavaz koth ha truadh (triuadh) eu dha boz kellez, boz oun dha ve na vedn an Tavaz ma beska boz kavas arta en uz ni, na Bounaz heb diuadh
(po nevra
(po na moy.
            Ma goz screfa compaz, Den fir o vi
            Ha skienz lyk en Tavaz Pou gen ni.
            Na re’au gouas koler, rag screfa vaze
            Gen ol an kolan ve, ma ve goz Guas.
                                                            Dhuan Boson
An Tiz Germo(kriez Stynnorian) Dh’ens Tiz mescieok; Reb oun Deu, ha an Bez, na ell’am lavar idn gear da vorth’an. Rag an termen ma, Deu boz genn’o. JB.

Also included:

All friends are well-Dh’ens karebma dh’eu (they doe remember to you) In length-ma gi karebma Dha vi. Now you know the Cornish, I make bold wth. synalaphas.

 

Gwavas Collection, apparently J. Boson’s hand