Excerpt from Gwen Wynn Hail to thee, Wye - famed river of Siluria! Well deserving fame, worthy of warmest salutation! From thy fountain-head on Plinlimmon's far slope, where thou leapest forth, gay as a girl on her skip-rope, through the rugged rocks of Brecon and Radr, that like rude men would detain thee, snatching but a kiss for their pains - on, as woman grown, with statelier step, amid the wooded hills of Herefordshire, which treat thee with more courtly consideration - still on, and once more rudely assailed by the bold ramparts of Monmouth - through all thou makest way - in despite all, preserving thy purity! If defiled before espousing the ocean, the fault is t thine, but Sabrina's - sister born of thy birth, she too cradled on Plinlimin's breast, but since childhood's days separated from thee, and straying through other shrines - perchance leading a less reputable life. No blame to thee, beautiful Vaga - from source to Severn pure as the spring that begets thee - fair to the eye, and full of interest to reflect on. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.