EBENEZER ELLIOTT (1781-1849), English poet, the "cornlaw rhymer," was born at Masborough, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, on the 17th of March 1781.
A story had gone about, even in the days of John of Gaunt, who, if we may trust the rhymer John Hardyng (Chronicle, pp. 290, 291), had got it inserted in chronicles deposited in various monasteries, that this Edmund, surnamed Crouchback, was really hump-backed, and that he was set aside in favour of his younger brother Edward on account of his deformity.
THOMAS OF ERCELDOUNE, called also THE Rhymer, and sometimes given the surname of Learmont (ft. ?
This would seem to imply that Thomas the Rhymer was already dead, but J.
673) attempted to connect the legend of the Wandering Jew with a whole series of myths relating to never-dying heroes like King Arthur, Frederick Barbarossa, the Seven Sleepers, and Thomas the Rhymer, not to speak of Rip Van Winkle.