See also:chaplain to the
See also:earl of
See also:Moray (1450) and rector of Halkirk, near
See also:Thurso . He was afterwards rector of Abbreochy, Loch Ness, and later held a chantry in the
See also:cathedral of Norway . He was an ardent
See also:partisan of the Douglases, and on their over-throw retired to
See also:Orkney and later to
See also:Shetland . He was employed by
See also:Edward IV. in his attempt to rouse the Western Isles through
See also:Douglas agency, and in 1482 was excluded from the general
See also:pardon granted by
See also:James III. to those who would renounce their fealty to the Douglases . The poem, entitled the Buke of the Howlat, written about 1450, shows his devotion to the
See also:house of Douglas: " On ilk beugh till embrace Writtin in a
See also:bill was 0 Dowglass, 0 Dowglass
See also:Tender and trewe!" (ii . 400-403) . and is dedicated to the wife of a Douglas " Thus for ane Dow of
See also:Dunbar drew I this Dyte, Dowit with ane Dowglass, and boith war thei dowis." but all theories of its being a
See also:political allegory in favour of that house may be discarded .
See also:Sir Walter
See also:judgment that the Buke is " a poetical apologue . . . without any view whatever to
See also:local or natural politics " is certainly the most reasonable . The poem, which extends to
See also:fool lines written in the irregular alliterative rhymed stanza, is a
See also:bird-allegory, of the type
See also:familiar in the Parlemsnt of Foules . It has the incidental
See also:interest of showing (especially in stanzas 62 and 63) the antipathy of the " Inglis-speaking
See also:Scot " to the " Scots-speaking Gael " of the west, as is also shown in Dunbar's Flyting with
See also:Kennedy . The text of the poem is preserved in the Asloan and
See also:MSS .
Fragments of anearly 16th century black-
See also:letter edition, discovered by D .
See also:Laing, are reproduced in the Adversaria of the Bannatyne
See also:Club . The poem has been frequently reprinted, by Pinkerton, in his Scottish Poems (1792); by D . Laing (Bannatyne Club 1823; reprinted in " New Club " series, Paisley, 1882); by the Hunterian Club in their edition of the Bannatyne MS., and by A . Diebler (Chemnitz, 1893) . The latest edition is that by F . J . Amours in Scottish Alliterative Poems (Scottish Text Society, 1897), pp . 47-81 .
PHILEMON HOLLAND (1552-1637)
BART SIR HENRY HOLLAND
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