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Eclympasteyr


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Jean Froissart (c. 1337—1404) historian and poet

 

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‘the god of slepes heyr’ in The Book of the Duchess (167), a son of Morpheus. Chaucer took the name from Froissart's Enclimpostair (possibly a witty formation from enclin + postere ‘lying flat’) in the Paradys d'amours.

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