Thomas, William

▪ British poet
also called  Islwyn 
born April 3, 1832, Ynysddu, Monmouthshire [now in Caerphilly], Wales
died November 20, 1878, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire

      clergyman and poet, considered the only successful practitioner of the long Welsh poem in the 19th century. His major work is the uncompleted philosophical poem Y Storm (1856; The Storm).

      Originally a land surveyor, Thomas was ordained in the Calvinistic Methodist ministry in 1859. From his youth he wrote poetry in Welsh, under the bardic name Islwyn. A master of strict Welsh metres, he was also highly accomplished at blank verse; he published a considerable body of work, largely characterized by a mystical and melancholy tone. Although he was relatively unknown in his time, some of his work later was judged to be among the finest 19th-century Welsh poetry.

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