Roberts, Ellis [known as Elis y Cowper]
- A. Cynfael Lake
Roberts, Ellis [known as Elis y Cowper] (c. 1712–1789), Welsh-language writer, was born in the vicinity of Bala. By 1753, and possibly as early as 1742, he had settled in Llanddoged, near Llanrwst, in the Vale of Conwy, where he worked as a cooper (whence his sobriquet). He was a prolific writer of interludes, ballads, and letters....