His literary work is to be seen in numerous publications: volumes of poems ( 1915 and 1919 ), a bibliography of John Masefield ( 1921 ), Byways round Helicon ( 1922 ), Shorter poems of the eighteenth century ( 1923 ), Seven eighteenth-century bibliographies ( 1924 ). He edited the plays of Sheridan ( 1926 ), and wrote an unusual handbook, The elements of book collecting ( 1927 ). Other works by him were Poetry today ( 1927 ), Where the bee sucks ( 1929 ) and Points in eighteenth-century verse ( 1934 ). He contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography and to the Cambridge Bibliography of English literature . He was vice-president of the Bibliographical Society in 1944 , honorary secretary of the Folk Song Society — he wrote English folk song and dance ( 1935 ) — and vice-president of the Zoological Society of London . He wrote Flowers of marsh and stream ( 1946 ) and was an experienced field naturalist . He honoured the memory of his ancestor Iolo Morganwg ( Edward WILLIAMS , DWB , 1033-4) , a collection of whose papers he presented to the National Library of Wales , by taking a keen interest in Welsh matters , including the language, and he served on the Council of the National Museum of Wales and on the Welsh Committee of the Arts Council ; he was made an honorary member of the Gorsedd of Bards ( 1960 ). He d. 18 Jan. 1962 , and a tribute was paid to him by the Times , which referred to his tall, stooping, scholarly figure, indifferent to appearances. He was described as having Gladstonian rectitude, a stern radicalism and an almost fanatical support for temperance.
Donald Moore, Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001