PARRY, RHISIART (1665? - 1749), poet

Name: Rhisiart Parry
Date of birth: 1665?
Date of death: 1749
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

stated to have been a native of Dyserth, Flintshire. Examples of his work are found in manuscripts, and also in Blodau-Gerdd Cymry and Y Cydymaith Diddan. Most of his poems are in free metre, and they include religious carols and various ballads. It is not clear whether he is the Richard Parry, school teacher of Ro Wen, who is represented in Bibliog. of Welsh Ballads. It is said that he died in 1749 at the age of 83, and that he was buried near the north side of Dyserth parish church.


Published date: 1959

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