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WELSHMAN'S STRANGE VISIONS.

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refuge and sanctuary here from their cruel perse- cutors, and tradition says that as many as twenty thousand of them lie buried on the rocks, lulled to their last sleep by the waves of the Atlantic. Baron Newborough erected a monument in memory of these heroes of the faith. In returning to Pwllheli, the visitor would do well to follow the coast in a northerly direction as far as Nevin, where Edward I. once held a tournament. Close to it is Porthdinlleyn, one of the finest natural harbours on the coast of Great Britain. The district is full of ancient remains — ruins of old strongholds, ancient woodmen's huts, &c. Carn Madryn is not far away, and on the road between Nevin and Pwllheli lies Bodvel, a house once occupied by Mrs. Piozzi, and where Dr. Johnson visited. The mountaineer who visits this district will be attracted undoubtedly by Yr Eifl," a three peaked mountain which lies about four miles to the north-west of the town, the highest about 1,887 ft. above sea level. The Weish name, Yr Eifl," is a most appropriate expression to describe these divided peaks, but some translator whose only idea of philology was sound, Saxon- ised the word into The Rivals," which is a most absurd appellation. The view from Yr Eifl," is panoramic, sea and mountain making up a magnificent picture, extending from the Great Orme's Head to the coast of Pembroke- shire, with Snowdonia and the Cambrian Range as a background. Whoever climbs" Y r Eifl," should not miss the fine bit of scenery at "Nant Owrtheyrn" (Vortigern's Glen), where formerly stood" Ceubren'r Ellyll" (The Devil's Hollow Oak), so well-known in Welsh literature. Vortigern is said to have taken refuge in this glen from his enraged subjects, and more than a century ago a stone coffin, containing an unusually large skeleton, was un- earthed here from a tumulus called Bedd Gwrtheyrn." On the slope of the mountain .stands Tre'r Ceiri," the most important of all the remains of ancient fortified towns in North Wales. These remains cover a large area, and must be of great antiquity, for there is no vestige of historical information concerning them. The Rev. Baring Gould has spent many months excavating here. Parts of the wall which enclosed the town are fifteen feet high and sixteen feet broad, and some of the circular houses have a diameter of fifteen or sixteen feet. The district, taken altogether, is brimfull of interest, and the tired Londoner, by making Pwllheli a centre, will have no reason to regret spending his holiday here.