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JONES , JAMES ( Iago Mochnant ; fl. 19th cent. ),

was undoubtedly of Llanrhaeadr Mochnant, Denbs. , but very little is known about him. He was a good poet and a sound exponent of the classical forms. He was also a good prose writer and had conducted an animated discussion with Cawrdaf ( W. E. Jones , q.v.) in Yr Eurgrawn on the subject of apparitions. His song ‘ Efo Deio i Dowyn ,’ shows that he could also write popular poetry.

Sources:

  • Cymru (O.M.E.) , 1891-3 ;
  • Y Geninen , Oct. 1884 , 310-11.

Author:

Edward Jones, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Published date: 1959