Maes Glas (Greenfield), Flints.
He was of gentle birth. It is believed that he was the ‘
’ who became a member of
, at the age of 18,
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testified — on the authority of his son-in-law — that he had travelled considerably and had married before he came to
; it was doubtless through the latter's influence that he obtained some
. He was made
canon of Bangor cathedral
. His successor to this post was appointed in
, which suggests that
had died in the course of the year. Both
regarded him as a praiseworthy
and it is, therefore, surprising that the
Eglvryn Phraethineb sebh Dosparth ar Retoreg
, is his only book.
made use of
's book on rhetoric, which is an adaptation from the
, but his work is fuller and more detailed than that of his predecessor. He was also acquainted with the
books of the period and these were chiefly responsible for his claim that there are only two branches of rhetoric — ‘elocutio’ and ‘pronuntiato.’
's views were somewhat different. Moreover, he rejected some of
's terms and borrowed others from the grammars of
Siôn Dafydd Rhys
. His eulogy of the art of rhetoric in the introduction to this book is highly typical of the Renaissance.
G. J. Williams
's introduction to the reprint of
Egluryn Ffraethineb sef dosbarth ar retoreg
; un o'r saith gelfyddyd
, 2nd imp., i, 666 — evidence of bishop Humphreys.
[He was descended from the
J. E. Griffith
Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire
Garfield Hopkin Hughes, M.A., (1912-69), Aberystwyth