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 (mās′fēld′), John 1878-1967.
British writer primarily known for his poetry, including The Everlasting Mercy (1911) and the Chaucerian Reynard the Fox (1919). He became poet laureate in 1930.
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(Biography) John. 1878–1967, English poet, novelist, and critic; poet laureate (1930–67)
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(ˈmeɪsˌfild, ˈmeɪz-)

John, 1878–1967, English poet: poet laureate 1930–67.
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