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40 RHUDDLAN PRIORY. This church is in bad repair; and requires both the hand of the architect, and the succours of the parishioners, to pre¬ serve it from further dilapidation. It is built nearly E. and W.; is under the invocation of St. Michael; and the festival is on December 29. The fortified camp or station of Bwrdd Arthur, immedi¬ ately above the church, is one of the most important of the ancient British remains in Anglesey. H. L. J. RHUDDLAN PRIORY. No. II. Of the two incised slabs still preserved at the Priory, and imbedded, vertically, in the walls of the southern building, the most important is that of which an engraving is appended. The slab is in bad preservation, being greatly weathered; and has been so placed that the bottom portion is broken off, and the inscription remains imperfect. This is the more to be regretted, because it is precisely that portion which contained the name of the personage commemorated: and, on seeking for the name of his diocese, on the upper part of the stone, a similar degree of uncertainty prevails. The execution of the slab, the form of the letters, and the details of the dress, indicate the thirteenth century; and the person represented, is an archbishop, known by his crozier, but not habited in the pall. His right hand is raised in benediction; on his left he bears a richly-decorated maniple; and wears a chasuble over his other robes. In the corners, about his head, are traces of angels bearing censers: his mitre is de¬ pressed in form, and, with the representation of the ears, shows an indifferent workman. The legend is in French, and may be read as follows: — ..OVR LALME FRERE W... ERCHEVESHE DE RAGES We profess ourselves unable, after some search, to disco¬ ver any metropolitan see, to which the letters of the last word in the above inscription will apply. From the word Frere, we should infer that this prelate was of the Domini¬ can order; and, probably, that after vacating his see, he had