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John Skelton (1460—1529) poet

 

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A poem by Skelton, is a vigorous Hogarthian description of contemporary low life. Elinour Rumming is an alewife who dwells beside Leatherhead and brews ‘noppy ale’, and the poem, coarse but full of humour and life, describes the mixed company who throng to drink it.

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