\ɡˈɔːɹɒnwi ˈə͡ʊən], \ɡˈɔːɹɒnwi ˈəʊən], \ɡ_ˈɔː_ɹ_ɒ_n_w_i_ ˈəʊ_ə_n]\
Definitions of GORONWY OWEN
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A Welsh poet; born in Anglesea, North Wales, Jan. 1, 1722; died in St. Andrews parish, Brunswick County, Va., between 1770 and 1780. He became rector of Uppington, Shropshire, in 1745; and while there wrote his celebrated poem "The Day of Judgment". He came to the United States in 1775; accepted a position at William and Mary College, and married for his second wife Mrs. Clayton, a sister of the president of the college. He is described as the last of the great poets of Wales. His bardic title was "Black Goronwy of Anglesea". His poems for a long time circulated in manuscript; but in 1780 his collected works were published, succeeding editions being printed in 1819 and 1860. In 1831 his countrymen erected a tablet to his memory in the cathedral church of Bangor.
By Charles Dudley Warner