poet and critic
, son of
The family moved to
was a child.
Having had only a few months’ schooling, he worked for a time at
in order to gain a knowledge of
. He stayed on his father's farm till his marriage in
, when he went to live at
. His wife d. in
, and on his remarriage to an
he moved to her home. His interest in poetry dates from about
, when he won several prizes at local eisteddfodau. His output was considerable, including long
on such topics as ‘
Ymweliad y Doethion a Bethlehem
.’ Very little of his poetry is of lasting value, but it is an example of the philosophical aspect of the Romantic revival which it was the custom of the age to embody in long poems. His articles in
are interesting as giving the standpoint of the followers of
, the school known as ‘the New Poets.’ He d.
5 Feb. 1904
, Dolgellau, 1909
, ii, 48, xv, 170.
Principal / Sir Thomas Parry, D.Litt., (1904-85), Bangor /