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HALL , RICHARD ( 1817 - 1866 ), poet ,

lived most and perhaps all of his life at Brecon , where he kept a pharmacy . In 1850 he published A Tale of the Past and Other Poems , with a dedication to Eliza Cook . He was self-confessedly content with the lower slopes of that Parnassus whose peak he judged Eliza Cook to have scaled. He d. 25 Jan. 1866 and was buried in Llanspyddyd churchyard.


  • Theophilus Jones , History of the County of Brecknock (Glanusk edition, 1930 ), iv, 159;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • J. Rogers Rees in The Red Dragon , iv, 223-30;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries: Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department (1898) ;
  • T. Morgan , Enwogion Cymreig (1700-1900) (1907) .


Professor Gwyn Jones, M.A., (1907-99), Aberystwyth / Cardiff

Published date: 1959