Sir David Lyndesay's Works; The Minor Poems of Lyndesay. 1871 Volume 5

Sir David Lyndesay's Works; The Minor Poems of Lyndesay. 1871 Volume 5

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...dispyte of thee Keip ay twa Realmes in Peice & Amite, ' a prediction which the new alliance in the following year, with Mary of Guise--although neither very gracious to the memory of the late queen, nor fortunate for the interests of our nation--helped to make good. In 1542 the poet was present at Falkland, and witnessed the death of the king, who had throughout his career treated him with a conspicuous and, under some of the circumstances, a remarkable favour. Shortly afterwards we hear of Lyndesay as one of the adherents of Arran's regency. From 1543-46, an interval which indicates a gap in his literary career, he sat in parliament as the representative of his county, and as late as 1548 he continued to be employed by the government on important missions to Holland and Denmark. Meanwhile, in 1546, the assassination of Cardinal Beaton, an event which the poet celebrates without regret in his 'Tragedie, ' marked the first crisis of the Reformation. Lyndesay, who had always been1 a Protestant, and now avowed it openly, espoused the cause of the insurgents. He was present in 1547 with the garrison in the castle of St Andrew's, and would have had a claim on our remembrance, if for nothing else, from the fact that he was among the most urgent of those there assembled in persuading Knox to assume the spiritual direction of affairs. In 1550 he wrote his 1 Squire Meldrum, ' a tale of chivalry grafted on a basis of modern manners, the spirit of which is somewhat alien to that of the sterner section of the reformers with whom the poet had become associated; and three years later his ' Monarche, ' the most elaborate, if not the most striking, of his works, which probably conveys his matured views of religious history. In 1555 we hear of Lyndesay presidinshow more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236616012