Men of Harlech aut pleniter March of the Men of Harlech ("Viri Harlechi" vel "Cantilena virorum Harlechi"; Cambrice Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech) est carmen choralis Cambricum, quod tam Cambricas quam Anglicas versiones habet. Litterae carminis narrant de obsidione militum Anglorum, contra custodes castelli Harlechi, Davide Iohannis f. duce, in Cambria septentrionale inter annos 1461 et 1468. Dicitur etiam narrat de obsidione anno 1408 cum Henricus V contra Oenum Glendor pugnavit.

Castellum Harlechi
Versio anni 1862 carminis Virorum Harlechi.

Musica carminis primo edita est anno 1794 sed fortasse antiquius. Litterae Anglicae carminis scriptae sunt circa 1830 et Cambricae 1862, sed nonullae versiones nunc adsunt. Clarum est carmen inter milites et cohortes militum Cambriae, sed canitur etiam in ludis harpasti et pediludii.

Pars carminis, versio Ioannis Oxenford (1873)

Versio Anglica Versio Latina
Men of Harlech, march to glory,
Victory is hov'ring o'er ye,
Bright-eyed freedom stands before ye,
Hear ye not her call?
At your sloth she seems to wonder;
Rend the sluggish bonds asunder,
Let the war-cry's deaf'ning thunder
Every foe appall.
Echoes loudly waking,
Hill and valley shaking;
'Till the sound spreads wide around,
The Saxon's courage breaking;
Your foes on every side assailing,
Forward press with heart unfailing,
'Till invaders learn with quailing,
Cambria ne'er can yield!
Viri Harlechi, ite ad gloriam,
Victoria volante super vos,
Libertas, oculis serenis, ante vos stat.
Auditene non vocationem suam
cum contempto vestro demirante?
Relinquite tedium verminicum,
tronent surdenscente clamores
confusos hostes omnes.
Echoi clamorose excitantes,
vallis et collis trementes,
Usque ad sonum late sonet,
Valor Saxonum conrutus,
inimici vestri utrimque aggredientes,
ite protinus cum corde firme;
Discant invasores cum timore
Cambria dedere se non potest!


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