I AM obliged to your correspondent Meirion, for the information he
afforded me in your last Number; will he have the goodness to inform me likewise
where the Poems of Hywel, son of Owain Gwynez  are to be found, and if they have been translated? One I have
met with, among the valuable contents of the Cambrian Register;  if it be not trespassing too much on the more erudite
researches of your correspondent, perhaps a translation of some of these pieces
might be acceptable to your general readers.
Jan. 5, 1797.
* MS: MS has not
Previously published: Monthly
Magazine, 3 (January 1797), 4 [from where the text is taken] under
pseudonym ‘B.’. New attribution to Southey. BACK
 Hywel (d. 1170) was the illegitimate son
of Owen Gwynedd (c. 1100–1170). He died at the battle of Pentraeth on
Anglesey in North Wales. In legend, he was the half-brother of Prince
 See ‘Y Dewis. Hywel ab Owain ai cant.', The Cambrian Register, 3 vols (London, 1795–1818), I,
pp. 412–413. BACK