JONES, JOHN (Myllin; 1800 - 1826), poet

Name: John Jones
Pseudonym: Myllin
Date of birth: 1800
Date of death: 1826
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Elwyn Evans

He was born at y Glyniau, near Llanfyllin. He learnt the trade of a shoemaker and worked for a time in Liverpool. His literary efforts were encouraged by the Rev. David Richards, Llansilin, and he was friendly with Gwallter Mechain, Ieuan Glan Geirionydd, and others. In an eisteddfod held at Welshpool in 1824 he won the prize for his englynion ' Beddargraph Die Sion Dafydd.' Examples of his work are to be found in various periodicals of the time. Among his better known poems are ' Myfyrdodau wrth wrando Cnul ' and ' Awdl o ddiolchgarwch i Dduw am ffrwythlondeb cynhyrchiol a thymmor llwyddiannus y Cynhauaf ' (Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd, 1825); ' Englynion Difyfyr ar Llanfyllin ' (Y Gwyliedydd, 1823); ' Morwynion Glan Trefaldwyn ' (Golud yr Oes, ii, 155). He also translated Dibdin's ' Lashed to the Helm ' and ' Auld Lang Syne.' He died on 9 July 1826 and was buried at Llanfyllin.


Published date: 1959

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