He sang much to the gentry of Carmarthenshire , south Cardiganshire , and Radnorshire , and his best work is found in these poems. His zeal for Jasper Tudor was revived towards the end of his life, and, as was natural, vaticinatory elements became more prominent in his poetry. None of his poems can be dated much later than c. 1486 or 1487 , and it may be concluded that he d. before 1490 . There is a tradition that he was buried at Abergwili .
A considerable body of his poetry has survived in his own hand, and his manuscripts show that he was also versed in heraldry . He wrote a few columns in the ‘ Red Book of Hergest ,’ and the ‘ White Book of Hergest ,’ lost in a fire at a London bookbinder 's shop early in the 19th cent. , is said to have been largely written by him. About 230 of his poems have been preserved. Of these 154 were printed in The Poetical Works of Lewis Glyn Cothi , published by the Society of Cymmrodorion under the editorship of Walter Davies ( Gwallter Mechain ) and John Jones ( Tegid ) in 1837 . His entire works are now being issued in three volumes [vol. i, 1953 ] by the co-operation of the National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Press Board .
Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959