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CHAPTER XI.
PICTURES AND CONCEITS.

Where the whole range of hymnody is so largely picturesque, it may seem superfluous to mark any hymns in particular as pictures. But there are Welsh verses--many of them not found in the ordinary hymn-book--which are so popular, that it would be unfair to leave them unmentioned. They are folk-songs--more often recited than sung. Some striking picture or pretty conceit has appealed successfully to public favour, and passes down from generation to generation, the name of the author being either lost or doubtful.

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