Gwaith Dafydd Ap Gwilym Notes1-2. The first couplet poses a problem, as it does not occur in any of the early manuscripts, and in only two manuscripts - BL 14876 and BL 15059. Although they are very late manuscripts, the line order of the debate poems is completely different in them, and it is impossible to work out what their exemplar was - certainly none of the surviving manuscripts. It is possible, naturally, that there has been some rearranging of the texts. The couplet occurs as part of the poem in both manuscripts (i.e. not on the side of the page, or in a different hand) and although it is possible that someone composed the couplet at a later date, it appears to be valid, and it is also possible that it derived from an early manuscript which has now been lost. Another point in favour of accepting the couplet is the fact that it names Gruffudd in the first line - every one of the bardic debate poems begins by naming Gruffudd or Dafydd in the first couplet (apart from the final poem, which names Gweirfyl in the first line, and Dafydd later on, in l. 9). As there is no good reason to reject the couplet, it is incorporated here. 8. Ofydd Ovid was considered to be an expert in matters of love, see 95.1n. 32. Cynwrig The only evidence for the name of Gruffudd Gryg's father. 43-8. See Morgan Davies, 'The Poetics of Carpentry', for a discussion on the references to woodwork found here.