John Skelton possibly born in Diss Norfolk, was an English poet.
He is said to have been educated at Oxford. He certainly studied at Cambridge, and he is probably the "one Scheklton" mentioned by William Cole as taking his M.A. degree in 1484. In 1490, William Caxton writes of him, in the preface to The Boke of Eneydos compyled by Vyrgyle, in terms which prove that he had already won a reputation as a scholar. "But I pray mayster John Skelton," he says, "late created poete laureate in the unyversite of Oxenforde, to oversee and correct this sayd booke ... for him I know for suffycyent to expowne and englysshe every dyffyculte that is therin. For he hath... more »
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- Cuncta Licet Cecidisse Putas Discrimina ...
- The Tunning of Elenor Rumming
- A Ballad of the Scottsysshe Kyne
- To Mistress Margaret Hussey
- The Book of Phillip Sparrow
- To Mistress Margery Wentworth
- With Lullay, Lullay
- A Lawde and Prayse
- The Bowge of Courte
- Vppon a Deedmans Hed
- Womanhod Wanton Ye Want
- The Auncient Acquaintance, Madam, Betwen...
- Knoledge, Acquayntance, Resort, Fauour W...
- Of all nacyons vnder the heuyn
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''Gup, Christian Clout, gup, Jack of the Vale!John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Mannerly Margery Mylk and Ale (l. 6-7). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and oth...
With Mannerly Margery Milk and Ale.''
A phoenix it isJohn Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 235-242). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford Univers...
This hearse that must bless
With aromatic gums
That cost great sums,
The way of thurification
To make a fumigation,
Sweet of reflare,
''The bird of Araby,John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 230-232). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford Univers...
May never die,''
''And with the corner of a Creed,John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 15-16). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford Universit...
The more shall be your meed.''
''There riseth a new creationJohn Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 258-260). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford Univers...
Of the same fashion
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