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CHAPTER X.
S. R.--DAVID JONES OF TREBOBTH--ROGER EDWARDS--THOMAS REES, D.D.

The Rev. SAMUEL ROBERTS--better known as S. R.--was born at Llanbrynmair, on the 6th of March, 1800. His father before him was a preacher of high worth, and a father of many churches; he contributed largely to theological literature, and was a trustee and correspondent of The Evangelical Magazine. The son was also an indefatigable worker, and divided his life between America and Wales. He used his pen lavishly on behalf of all reforms, whether in public economy or church principles, whether in social movements or in religious progress. He was an uncompromising iconoclast, and possibly spent too much of his time and talent in 'handling the bow.' He died at Conway in the month of October, 1885.

In 1841 he published a collection of over two thousand hymns, which passed through at least eight editions. It is a very fine collection, and has several hymns and translations by the editor. The names of authors, however, are not given. 120 I must therefore give the following selections as anonymous:

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