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

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

and native (apparently) of Rhagat, near Corwen, Mer. 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 MSS. 206, 463; N.L.W. MSS. 276, 436, 783, 1238, 1244, 1579, 1580, 1666, 4697, 11993, 12449. 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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