Jones, David. In Parenthesis: seinnyessit e gledyf ym pen mameu. New York: Chilmark Press, Print.
Part Five, title page:
- "He has brought us... floor-hide"
- LXXXVI."When the host of Pryder arrives,I anxiously count the bands,Eleven complete battalions;There is now a precipitate fightAlong the road of lamentation.Affectionately I have deplored,Dearly have I loved,The illustrious dweller of the wood,And the men of Argoed,Accustomed, in the open plain,To marshal their troops.For the benefit of the chiefs, the lord of the warLaid upon rough boards,Midst a deluge of grief,The viands for the banquet,Where they caroused together; - he conducted us to a bright fire,And to a carpet of white and fresh hide"(text from Project Gutenberg).As in this section of Y Gododdin, Part Five of Jones' work focuses on food, but the reminder of war is never far from anyone.
- "the worshipful Beaumains"
- Beaumains is the name that Sir Gareth is given when he works as the kitchen boy in King Arthur's court. The connection is, I think, that Private Miles is a knight among the kitchen gear.
- "hairy Herne"
- I think this is a reference to Herne the Hunter, the hornéd huntsman from the South Eastern part of England.
- Yet another reference to Cantref Gwaelod
Part Six, title page:
- "Men went to Catraeth...the goal of their marching"
- this passage is an extremely patched together quote from many different verses.
- "bade him...garnish him"
- From Malory I.i. - the chapter in which Uther orders the Duke of Tintagil and his wife Igraine to host him at Tintagil. He ends up laying siege to Tintagil, and marries Igraine.
- "and...siege about"
- Malory XXI. ii. - Mordred lays siege to the Tower of London because Guenever will not marry him
- "and great purveyance... parties"
- Malory XX. xii. - Gawain and Arthur have laid siege to Joyous Guard, Lancelot's castle, because Lancelot retreated there after having an affair with Guenever. All three passages have a desired woman and a siege as a result. The siege part is easy - they're camped out as if the part of an army in a siege. Not sure where the other part comes in.
- "So on the morn... came"
- Malory X. xxix. - Elias challenges King Mark to come out and fight Tristram.
- "he said there was a hell"
- Malory XX. i (among others) - Mordred and Agrivain work on Gawain to convince him of Guenevere's infidelity with Lancelot. All the Malory in this section involves love triangles and eventual sieges. I think maybe this is referring to the women who were with the soldiers, but I am not entirely sure.