Brytannus, Gualo

Brytannus, Gualo a Welsh poet of the 12th century, was from his infancy devoted to the Muses. That he might serve them the better he retired from the world and became an anchorite — not for devotion, but for his fancy. He attacked the monks, whose covetousness, wantonness, and impostures were great temptations to the satirist. He did this with such cautiousness that he incurred no danger, in fact, was commended by John of Salisbury and others. He flourished in 1170, under Henry II. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 3:499.

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