Edward Samuel wrote some poems in free metre; for examples see ( a ) Blodeugerdd , 1759 ; ( b ) Llu o Ganiadau, neu Gasgliad o Garolau a Cherddi … o Gasgliad W. Jones, Bettws Gwerfil Goch ( Oswestry , 1798 ); ( c ) Eos Ceiriog , 1823 ; and (d) B.M. Add. MS. 14961 . Sermons by him were published ( 1731 and 1766 ), but his most important original work in prose was Bucheddau'r Apostolion a'r Efengylwyr ( Shrewsbury , Thomas Jones , 1704 , and other eds.). The following works translated by him were also published — ( a ) Gwirionedd y Grefydd Gristionogol ( 1716 , etc.) — from the original by Hugo Grotius ; ( b ) Holl Ddyledswydd Dyn ( Shrewsbury , 1718 ); ( c ) Prif Ddyledswyddau Christion, sef Angenrhaid a Mawrlles Gweddi Gyffredin a Mynych Gymmuno ( Shrewsbury , John Rhydderch , 1722/3 ; 1793 ed. printed at Chester ) — from the original by William Beveridge , bishop of S. Asaph ; the first of the two works, published together, was dedicated to judge Robert Price (q.v.) , Giler, Denbs. , and the second to Watkin Williams Wynne [ sic ], Wynstay [ sic ], and ( d ) Athrawiaeth yr Eglwys ( Caerlleon , Roger Adams , 1731 ), being versions of two separate works, the one by Peter Nourse , and the other by William Wake , archbishop of Canterbury . A facsimile of a letter written by Samuel ( 1 March 1703/4 ) to Edward Lhuyd (q.v.) can be seen in Richard Ellis , Facsimiles of Letters of Oxford Welshmen .
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959