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Aberystwyth (ăb´ərĬst´wĬth), town (1991 pop. 10,250), Ceredigion, W Wales, on Cardigan Bay. It is a summer resort and cultural center. Before the construction of railroads, Aberystwyth was a coastal trading center. The town is the seat of Aberystwyth Univ. and of the National Library of Wales, which has an outstanding collection of Welsh manuscripts.

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Aberystwyth. Hymn-tune by Joseph Parry to which words ‘Jesu, lover of my soul’ are sung. Tune pubd. 1879. Words, by Charles Wesley, written in 1740 for his Hymns and Sacred Poems.