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EVANS, ROBERT (fl. c. 1750), poet

Name: Robert Evans
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Walter Thomas Morgan

He was parish clerk of Meifod and is said to have died in the almshouse about 1750. His most popular poem, ' Cerdd y Winllan,' together with two others, ' Ystyriaeth ar fyrdra oes dyn ' and ' Cerdd ar Ymadawiad Pachadur (sic) ai Oferedd ', were included by David Jones of Trefriw in his Blodeu-Gerdd, 1759. He wrote in a serious vein, chiefly on religious themes. It was he who taught his vicar, Salisbury Pryce, to read Welsh.


Published date: 1959

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