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 (lĭd′gāt′, -gət), John 1370?-1451?
English poet who is best known for his long narrative works.
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(Biography) John. ?1370–?1450, English poet and monk. His vast output includes devotional works and translations, such as that of a French version of Boccaccio's The Fall of Princes (1430–38)
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John, c1370–1451?, English poet.
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The Clerk's author (the laureate poet Petrarch) and his 'patron' (the Host) enable Lydgate, John Shirley, King James, and even the illuminator of the Corpus Troilus frontispiece to imagine a fantasy of a Chaucerian Golden Age in which makers were the equal of their auctors and supported by generous royal patrons.
Nagashima does not note the fact that Warton's "Plan" shares with Johnson's History the same sequential mention of British "bards," Robert of Gloucester, John Gower, Chaucer, John Lydgate, John Skelton, and Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Earl of Surrey.