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H.M. Edwards


"H.M. Edwards, Esq., the present District Attorney of Lackawanna County, is not more esteemed by the people of Scranton for his legal ability than he is by the Welsh people of Wyoming Valley for his poetical genius. By his contemporary bards he is acknowledged to be the most brilliant lyric poet of their number . . . . He came to Scranton in 1864, as a recent graduate from the Normal College of Swansea, and has made for himself position as a lawyer, and popularity as a speaker. As a poet, Mr. Edwards is especially noted for his elegies. His longest productions are a drama, entitled 'Queen Esther,' and an ode on 'Roger Williams.'"

[Will S. Monroe, Poets and Poetry of the Wyoming Valley 19 (Scranton: Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, 1887)(Special Publication No. 2)(reprinted from The Saturday Argus)]


H.M. Edwards, Mordecai a Haman (Scranton, Pennsylvania: Argraphdy Agerol y Republican, 1869)[Welsh text]