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WILLIAMS , NATHANIEL ( 1656/7 - c. 1679 ), author ;

son of Thomas Williams of Swansea . He matriculated from Jesus College , Oxford , 29 Nov. 1672 , and graduated B.A. 27 May 1676 , but left without completing his degree by determination. He was the author of (1) A Pindaric Elegy on the famous Physician Dr. Willis , Oxon , 1675 ; (2) Imago Saeculi or the Image of the Age represented in four Characters, viz. the ambitious Statesman, insatiable Miser, atheistical Gallant, and factious Schismatic , Oxon , 1676 . He d. c. 1679 .


  • Wood , Athenae Oxonienses … to which are added The Fasti (1813–20) ;
  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses .


Professor David James Bowen, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959