"He commenced education under a disciplinarian private tutor and later attended a small Unitarian church school at Cribyn, a five-mile walk from home. Throughout his life, Joseph bewailed his lack of more formal education. However, his thirst for knowledge, religious temperament and passion for reading and writing proved a firm basis for continuing self-education." (Wikipedia)
Phillips, Bethan, Pity the Swagman (Cymdeithas Lifrau Ceredigion Gyf., Aberystwyth 2002)
His diary includes examples of the Welsh verse form englynion, and records his participation in eisteddfodau held annually on St David’s day at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
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