Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Sellyng, Richard

SELLYNG, RICHARD (fl. 1450), poet, wrote in old age a poem, ‘Evidens to Beware and Gode Counsayle,’ in the Harleian MS. 7333, f. 36 a, which he submitted to the correction of John Shirley [q. v.] He is described in the title as ‘that honourable squier,’ and may be the Richard Sellyng who in 1432–1433 conveyed Bernham's Manor, Norfolk, to Sir J. Fastolf and John Paston (cf. Paston Letters, ed. Gairdner, i. 164, 228).

[Warton's English Poetry, iii. 169; Ritson's Bibl. Poet. p. 101; Blomefield's History of Norfolk.]

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