John Skelton

John Skelton

John Skelton

John Skelton

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John Skelton ( 1460?-1529) stands out, a lone figure in English poetry between the death of Chaucer and the rise of Wyatt, as a poet of energy, resource and felicity. Many will remember Robert Graves's remarkable tributes to Skelton in his Clark Lectures, and Dr. Green in this study shows why Skelton so endears himself to his fellow-poets. As he says: ' Skelton embodies for us the last wholly authentic utterance of the Middle Ages, a voice soon to be drowned for ever by the high tide of Renaissance and Reformation alike'.

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