The Poems Now First Collected, with Notes and a Memoir of His Life by David Laing Volume 2

The Poems Now First Collected, with Notes and a Memoir of His Life by David Laing Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...of Lethington, in his poem on the marriage of Queen Mary with her first husband Francis, the Dauphin of France, in 1558, says: -And at your Croce gar wyne rin sindrie wayis, As was the custome in our eldaris dayis, Quhen that they maid triumphe for ony thing, And all your stniris with tapestrie gar hing. V.R.--Lines 3 and 37. A blank in the MS., for the words within brackets; l. 12, velvot might be read velvous; l. 33, Stor; l. 47, saluand, in the MS. husband. TO THE KING.---Page 156. IN MSS. Maitland and Reidpeth---" Many of Dunbar's pieces (says PmKERroN) contain strong requests for a benefice, which seems to have been the utmost of his wishes. He certainly deserved one better than those who had them." Sir D. Lyndsay says, War I ane man worthy to weir ane croun, Aye quhen thare vaikit ony beneficeis, I sulde gar call ane congregatioun, The prencipall of all the prelacies, Maist cunning clerkis, of universities, Maist famous fatheris of religioun; With thair advyce, mak dispositiouns.--(Vol. i. p. 344.) THIS address is preserved in Bannatyne's MS. Its general strain may suggest a resemblance with that of Chaucer to his Empty Purse. " This poem appears to have been written while the poet was yet in the practice of 'setting himself to sing and dance.'--We may suppose this to be one of the earliest of Dunbar's addresses to James IV., as it contains no request for a benefice. Hitherto, he probably thought himself secure of promotion."--SusEALl). Line 1. Sanct Salvatour send silver s0rr0w. "A divine hand has visited me with the pains of poverty. This is conjectured to be the sense of the expression. Our forefathers, in their zeal for making saints, were pleased to make a Sanct...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822412
  • 9781236822413