He won some prominence as a poet (in English ), and when he was a student at Jesus College he published Poems with Notes , 1780 . It is clear that his father had caused him to become interested in Welsh studies, and in 1782 he published metrical translations of some old Welsh poems — Translated Specimens of Welsh Poetry . He attracted the attention of some London Welshmen , and, after the death of Richard Thomas ( 1753 - 1780 ) he was persuaded to publish the poems of Llywarch Hen , with a translation into English . Part of this translation appeared in Warrington , The History of Wales , 1788 . Walters gave Edward Jones ( Bardd y Brenin ) some notes to be included in the introduction to his Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards , 1784 . Letters of the time show that London Welshmen looked upon Walters as a young scholar who might be able to further their plans. He published other works, among them being an edition of Roger Ascham , Toxophilus .
Emeritus Professor Griffith John Williams, M.A., (1892-1963), Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff
Published date: 1959