Solomon Harries 1726-1785  
A preacher and hymn-writer, was a native of South Wales, and became pastor of a Nonconformist chapel in High Street, Aberdare, in 1751. In 1784, a year before his death, he was appointed headmaster of Carmarthen College.
He wrote several hymns, and produced an excellent rendering into Welsh of Addison's well-known hymn, "The spacious firmament on high," beginning, "Yr hollffurfafen faith uwchben." (Hanes Emynwyr).