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EVANS , HENRY (‘ Harri Evan William ’; fl. end of 17th cent. ), poet and translator ;

a native of Bedwellty, Mon. In 1771 Thomas Williams ( 1697 - 1778 ) (q.v.) of Mynydd-bach, Carms. , published a volume of verse translated by Henry Evans from the English , entitled Cynghorion Tad i'w Fab , which included a letter from Stephen Hughes (q.v.) , dated 12 March 1682/3 , stating that he had received the book for publication from the author , who thus must have been a contemporary of Stephen Hughes 's. An original poetical work entitled Ymddiddan rhwng Hen Wr Dall a'r Angau was published in 1764 ; other editions appeared in 1781 and in 1807 . On the title-page of the last edition the author is named as ‘ Harri Evan William o'r Bedwellty , sir Fynwy .’

Sources:

  • Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1651–1850 . [1893?] , 164-6;
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 ;
  • W. Rowlands , Cambrian Bibliography , Llanidloes, 1869 , 265, 606.

Author:

Walter Thomas Morgan (1912-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959