The Extant Poetical Works of William Lauder; Playwright, Poet, and Minister of the Word of God Volume 3; No. 41

The Extant Poetical Works of William Lauder; Playwright, Poet, and Minister of the Word of God Volume 3; No. 41

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...BRITWELL, BY F. J. FUKNIVALL, M.A., Trin. Hall, Camb., EDITOR OP 'BALLADS AND POEMS ON THE CONDITION OP ENGLAND IN HENRY TIIl'S AND EDWARD Tl'S REIGNS (INCLUDING THE STATE OF THE CLERGY, MONKS, AND PRIARS), &C. &C.' LONDON: PUBLISHED FOR THE EAELY ENGLISH TEXT SOCIETY, BY N. TRUBNER & CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW. MDCCCLXX. 41 JOHN CHILDS AND SON, PRINTERS. Let Us give the first place to this fresh information concerning Lauder, by the writer to whom the Preface to our first poem by that author owes all its worth. gforjtttonal ilote, bg Jftr SLatng.1 In the notices of William Laudeb prefixed to the edition of his Compendious Tractate by the Early English Text Society in 1864, I happened to overlook the earliest mention of the name of this old Scottish Poet which occurs in the Treasurer's Accounts. After the death of King James Vth in December, 1542, leaving an only daughter, Mary Queen of Scots, an infant of a few days old; James, Second Earl of Arran (created by the King of France Duke of Chatellerault, in 1548) was chosen Regent or Governor of Scotland; ho being declared as next in succession to the Crown, had the young Queen died without issue. It is easy, therefore, to suppose that the nuptials of his eldest daughter, Lady Barbara Hamilton, in 1549, would be celebrated with more than ordinary splendour. Accordingly we find in these Accounts several payments connected with this marriage in February, 1548-9. One was2, Item, to Williame Lauder, for making of his Play, and expensis maid thereupon xj li v.s ( 11 5 s.) But no indication is given of the character of the Play. It was, most likely, a kind of pageant. 1 The half-page below is printed also on p. xi of the Second and revised Edition of the Office, 1869. See p. vii. In...show more

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  • 9781236623379