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LLYWELYN GOCH ap MEURIG HEN ( fl. c. 1360-1390 ), poet ;

one of the last of the ‘ Gogynfeirdd ,’ and a native of Merioneth . A large number of his poems are preserved in MSS., including a religious poem, poems addressed to Dafydd ap Cadwaladr of Bachelldref , Goronwy ap Tudur of Penmynydd , and to the South Walians — Hopcyn ap Tomas of Ynys Dawy , Llywelyn Fychan and his brother Rhydderch , and Rhys ap Gruffudd ab Ednyfed . His elegy to Lleucu Llwyd ( Lucy Lloyd ) of Pennal , Merioneth , has become famous. A number of other cywyddau are also attributed to him. Some of his poetry is contained in Myv. Arch. Iolo Goch (q.v.) composed an elegy on his death.

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • Brogyntyn MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2, 4, 5;
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 129, 243, 454;
  • Gwysaney MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 25;
  • NLW MSS 16, 552, 644, 1024, 1553, 1560, 2692, 3077, 4973, 5265, 5283, 6471, 8330;
  • Y Brython , ii, 170;
  • The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 1870 , 340-53;
  • Lewis , Roberts , and Williams , Cywyddau Iolo Goch ac Eraill, 1350–1450 , 1925 , 47;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Edward Davies ( Iolo Meirion ), Traethawd ar Enwogion Swydd Feirion, hen a diweddar, yn gelfyddydwyr, beirdd, gwyddonwyr, pregethwyr , Caernarfon, 1870 , 1870;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex , 1632 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ;
  • Y Llenor , xviii, 42;
  • T. Parry , Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg , 1944 , 127;
  • Wynnstay Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1;
  • [ Cywyddau Dafydd ap Gwilym a’i Gyfoeswyr ]

Author:

Miss Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959