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Abbot, John

Richard D. Jordan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 640 words.

Abbot, John (1587/8–c. 1650), Roman Catholic priest and poet, is of unknown parentage and is variously recorded as 'of London' and 'of Leicester'. He was born a protestant, and was...

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Abbott, Lemuel

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 119 words.

Abbott, Lemuel (d. 1776), Church of England clergyman and poet, whose family background is obscure, became curate of Ansty, Leicestershire, in 1756, and vicar of Thornton, in the same...

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Ashby, Alexander of

A. G. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies. 357 words.

Ashby, Alexander of (1148/1154–1208/1214), prior of Canons Ashby, poet, and religious writer, appears in records of the Augustinian priory at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere...

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Aston, Henry Hervey

William R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 768 words.

Aston, Henry Hervey (1701–1748), poet and Church of England clergyman, was born on 5 January 1701, the fifth child of John Hervey, first earl of Bristol (1665–1751), and his second wife,...

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Awdelay [Audley], John

Douglas Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 412 words.

Awdelay [Audley], John (fl. 1417–1426), poet and Augustinian friar, was chaplain and chantry priest at Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire, and the author of a number of English devotional poems...

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Bagnall, Gibbons

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 268 words.

Bagnall, Gibbons (1719–1800), Church of England clergyman and poet, was the only son of Gibbons Bagnall (1688–1743) of Windsor, vintner, and his first wife, Elizabeth Harries. He was...

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Barbour, John

A. A. M. Duncan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; History. 1486 words.

Barbour, John (c. 1330–1395), ecclesiastic and verse historian, was author of the Old or Middle Scots poem The Bruce. His birth is usually placed about 1325, as much to give him a toehold...

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Barclay, Alexander

Nicholas Orme.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 3318 words.

Barclay, Alexander (c. 1484–1552), poet and clergyman, was born at a place and date that are still obscure. John Bale, in the mid-sixteenth century, described him once as 'English', once as...

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Barking, Adam of

A. G. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 278 words.

Barking, Adam of (fl. c. 1176–c. 1200), Benedictine monk and religious poet, was, according to John Leland, a monk of Sherborne, Dorset. Leland's account can be partly...

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Bastard, Thomas

P. J. Finkelpearl.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 760 words.

Bastard, Thomas (1565/6–1618), epigrammatist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Blandford, Dorset. He went to Winchester College and then as scholar on 27 August 1586 to New...

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