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[lid-geyt, -git]
  1. John,c1370–1451?, English monk, poet, and translator.
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Historical Examples of lydgate

  • And Lydgate alone had aught of the true male principle about him.

    Views and Reviews

    William Ernest Henley

  • Lydgate and Hoccleve are the two principal successors of Chaucer.

  • Lydgate, Wyntoun's contemporary, apparently shared his views.

  • The poems of Lydgate and Gower were added to those of Chaucer.

  • Mr. Brown contends that Barbours redactor borrowed from Lydgate.

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    John Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for lydgate


  1. 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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