Born 1847 at Forest Arms, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, son of John and Leisa Lewis. He became principal clerk in H.M. Inland Revenue offices, Swansea. Translations by him appear in Welsh hymnaries; he also made metrical renderings in Welsh of passages from Homer's ' Iliad.' Perhaps his most important contribution is his translation of Gray's Elegy. He died 20 September 1918, and was buried in Brechfa churchyard. Some of his MSS. are in the N.L.W. (NLW MS 2249B , NLW MS 2250B ).
Published date: 1959
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