HUMPHREYS, ROBERT (or RHOBERT RHAGAT) (fl. c. 1720), poet

Name: Robert Humphreys
Pseudonym: Rhobert Rhagat
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

and native (apparently) of Rhagat, near Corwen, Meironnydd. Some of his work is preserved in manuscripts, and this includes 'begging poems' written to Thomas Carter of Kinmel and Thomas Holland of Teirdan, and various englynion which include praises to John Rhydderch, the Shrewsbury printer, two upon the grave of Huw Morys, the poet, a number satirizing Newborough in Anglesey; these last drew replies by Evan Jones, a former parson of the place. The following manuscripts contain examples of his poetry: Cwrtmawr MS 206B , Cwrtmawr MS 463D ; NLW MS 276A , NLW MS 436B , NLW MS 783B , NLW MS 1238B: Barddoniaeth , NLW MS 1244D , NLW MS 1579C , NLW MS 1580B , NLW MS 1666B: Llyfr Silin , NLW MS 4697A , NLW MS 11993A , NLW MS 12449E . One stanza, in free metre, is printed in Llawysgrif Richard Morris o Gerddi (ed. T. H. Parry-Williams , 1931, 201).


Published date: 1959

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