He translated into Welsh several popular English songs, published a Latin elegy on the death of queen Caroline ( London , 1737 ), a sermon on S. Luke , ii, 10, 11 ( London , 1727 ), a sermon preached at Newtown , 28 April 1732 , on the occasion of the death of lady Pryce , wife of Sir John Pryce of Newtown Hall ( 1732 ). A letter by him on the fire in Harlech Marsh , 1694 , appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society . He was in 1759 a corresponding member of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion .
Richard 's best-known work is his satire in reply to Holdsworth 's Muscipula , 1709 , with the title of Χοιροχωρογραφία sive Hoglandiae Descriptio ( London , 1709 ); he also published a satire on Hampshire , Holdsworth 's native county, together with an English version, Hogland: or a description of Hampshire. A Mock Heroic Poem in answer to Mr. Holdsworth's Muscipula ( London , 1709 ), reprinted London , 1728 . J. H. Parry ( Cambrian Plutarch , 344) gives an account of the circumstances under which Richards 's counterblast to Holdsworth 's satirical attack on the Welsh people was produced.
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959