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LEWIS , TITUS ( 1822 - 1887 ), antiquary ;

b. March 1822 . He was a native of Llanelly . Throughout his life he was engaged in commerce , and served as a representative of Watts and Company , Manchester warehousemen , for over thirty years. He came to reside at S. Quentin's , Llanblethian , near Cowbridge , and acquired much local repute as an antiquary and an authority on Welsh literature ; he was elected F.S.A. He also wrote English verse . His published works include a lengthy poem, The Soldier's Wife, a Tale of Inkerman , 1855 ; he was also responsible for the English words of Joseph Parry 's composition, Mynyddog , 1877 , and for English translations of several poems by David Evans ( Dewi Haran , q.v.) , in a selection of his work, edited by Glanffrwd (q.v.) , under the title of Telyn Haran , 1878 . He d. at Llanstephan , 10 Sept. 1887 , only a few weeks after his retirement.

Sources:

  • Western Mail , 12 Sept. 1887 ;
  • South Wales Press , 15 Sept. 1887 ;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries, Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 .

Author:

Walter Thomas Morgan (1912-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959