Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Awdelay, John (fl.1426)

AWDELAY, JOHN (fl. 1426), was a canon of the monastery of Haghmon, Shropshire, in the early part of the fifteenth century. He wrote some verses, chiefly devotional, which are preserved among the Douce MSS. in the Bodleian Library. A selection from these pieces was made by Mr. J. O. Halliwell in 1844 for the Percy Society. The author describes himself as deaf and blind. Judged by his writings, he seems to have been of an unworldly and devout character. The verses have some interest as being early specimens of the Salopian dialect.

[Percy Society Publications, 1844.]

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