[ley-uh-muh n, lah-yuh-]
- flourished c1200, English poet and chronicler.
Also called Lawman.
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When one reads Layamon the happier question is, "What will come after this?"
But Layamon gives us Wace as an authority, and this is not in Wace.
A poetical version of the legendary history of Britain, by Layamon.Essays
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art was nearly passive, and literature, except in the person of Layamon, had no existence.Lancashire
Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
The form towonde in Layamon, 4537, seems to be a similar substitution for towond.
- 12th-century English poet and priest; author of the Brut, a chronicle providing the earliest version of the Arthurian story in English
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