Thomas Richards (c.1687–1760) was a Welsh Anglican priest and writer.
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Richards was born in about 1687 in Llanychaearn, Cardiganshire, south Wales and educated at Jesus College, Oxford, where Joseph Trapp, the Oxford Professor of Poetry, described him as the best Latin poet since Virgil. Richards was ordained and was appointed as rector of Newtown in 1713. He became a canon of St Asaph's Cathedral in 1718, and rector of Llansannan in 1720 (a sinecure appointment). From 1718 until he died, he was additionally the rector of Llanfyllin Powys, Mid Wales. His literary contributions included translations of popular songs (from English to Welsh), an elegy on the death in 1737 of Queen Caroline (the wife of King George II), sermons and satires (including one called Hogland: or a description of Hampshire , in response to another author's satirical attack on Wales). He was a member of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in 1759. He died in 1760, and was buried in Llanfyllin.
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Jesus College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It is in the centre of the city, on a site between Turl Street, Ship Street, Cornmarket Street and Market Street. The college was founded by Elizabeth I on 27 June 1571 for the education of clergy, though students now study a broad range of secular subjects. A major driving force behind the establishment of the college was Hugh Price, a churchman from Brecon in Wales. The oldest buildings, in the first quadrangle, date from the 16th and early 17th centuries; a second quadrangle was added between about 1640 and about 1713, and a third quadrangle was built in about 1906. Further accommodation was built on the main site to mark the 400th anniversary of the college, in 1971, and student flats have been constructed at sites in north and east Oxford.
Joseph Trapp (1679–1747) was an English clergyman, academic, poet and pamphleteer. His production as a younger man of occasional verse and dramas led to his appointment as the first Oxford Professor of Poetry in 1708. Later his High Church opinions established him in preferment and position. As a poet, he was not well thought of by contemporaries, with Jonathan Swift refusing a dinner in an unavailing attempt to avoid revising one of Trapp’s poems, and Abel Evans making an epigram on his blank verse translation of the Aeneid with a reminder of the commandment against murder.
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