David Thomas (Dewi Hefin)

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David Thomas (bardic name Dewi Hefin) (4 June 1828 – 9 March 1909) was a Welsh poet and teacher.

Life[edit]

Thomas was born in Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, south Wales. He went to school in Cribyn and later ran schools in various places in Cardiganshire (Cribyn, Bwlch-y-fafda, Mydroilyn, Llanarth, Cwrtnewydd and Llanwnnen) until his retirement in 1883.[1] His pupils in Cribyn included John Islan Jones, who went on to become a distinguished Unitarian minister and writer.[2] His poems were published in four volumes: Y Blodau in 1854, Blodau Hefin in 1859, Blodau'r Awen in 1866, and Blodau Hefin in 1883.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Griffiths, Griffith Milwyn. "Thomas, David (Dewi Hefin; 1828–1909), poet". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  2. ^ James, Mary Auronwy. "Jones, John Islan (1874–1968), minister (U) and author". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 12 February 2009.