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Lydgate, Johnlocked

(c. 1370–1449/50?)
  • Douglas Gray

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Lydgate, John (c. 1370–1449/50?), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis, was born at Lidgate in Suffolk, 'wher Bachus licour doth ful scarsli flete' (The Fall of Princes, bk 8, l. 194), a few miles south-west of Bury St Edmunds where he was to spend most of his life, and where, presumably, there was a better supply of wine to refresh his 'drie soule'. Later in the poem he refers to his village, at the time of the slaying of ...

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A. B. Emden, , 3 vols. (1957–9); also (1974)
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