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 The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 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 (died 1200), which appears in Hendreg. MS. 113b and in The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 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.'


Published date: 1959

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