DANIEL ap LLOSGWRN MEW, poet

Name: Daniel Ap Llosgwrn Mew
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: David Myrddin Lloyd

An elegiac awdl on Owain Gwynedd is attributed to him in Hendreg. MS. 21ab and Myv. Arch., 193a. The ‘Red Book of Hergest,’ col. 1401, attributes to him an elegy in the form of a chain of englynion on Gruffudd ap Cynan ab Owain Gwynedd (d. 1200), which appears in Hendreg. MS. 113b and in Myv. Arch., 204b, as the work of Llywarch ab Llywelyn (‘Prydydd y Moch,’). Nothing further is known of this Daniel. A striking example of the ‘Titanism’ which Matthew Arnold observed in Welsh poetry is to be found in the elegy on Owain Gwynedd in the lines: ‘And were I able to exchange reproofs with God, I should be well supplied with material.’

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Published date: 1959

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