William Lily

(c. 1468—1522) grammarian and schoolmaster

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(c. 1468–1522),

friend of Colet and Sir T. More, grandfather of J. Lyly, and a leader of the revival of Greek studies in England. He was made a high master of St Paul's School, and was partly responsible for Lily's Grammar, which was long familiar to English schoolboys; cf. the Latin lesson in The Merry Wives of Windsor, iv. i.

Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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