HALL, RICHARD (1817 - 1866), poet
Name: Richard Hall
Date of birth: 1817
Date of death: 1866
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Gwyn Jones
lived most and perhaps all of his life at Brecon, where he kept a pharmacy. In 1850 he published A Tale of the Past and Other Poems, with a dedication to Eliza Cook. He was self-confessedly content with the lower slopes of that Parnassus whose peak he judged Eliza Cook to have scaled. He died 25 January 1866 and was buried in Llanspyddyd churchyard.
- Professor Gwyn Jones, (1907 - 1999), Aberystwyth
- Theophilus Jones, History of the County of Brecknock (Glanusk edition, 1930), iv, 159;
Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen... from the earliest times to the present (1908);
- J. Rogers Rees in The Red Dragon, iv, 223-30;
Cardiff Free Libraries: Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department (1898);
- T. Morgan, Enwogion Cymreig (1700-1900) (1907).
Published date: 1959
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