William Dunbar, was born around the time of 1460, he has left vivid images of Scotland in the reign of James IV, yet much in his own life, including the dates of his birth and death, remains obscure. The Flyting, a verse quarrel between Dunbar and another poet, Walter Kennedy, offers information as to his ancestry, character and personal appearance, but in this type of poem it is difficult to ... more »
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- To a Lady
- Lament for the Makers
- In Honour of the City of London
- To the City of London
- On the Nativity of Christ
- The Dance Of The Seven Deadly Sins
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''Done is battell on the dragon blak,William Dunbar (c. 1465-c. 1530), British poet. Done Is a Battle (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, e...
Our campioun Chryst confountet hes his force;''
He for our saik that sufferit to be slane,William Dunbar (c. 1465-c. 1530), British poet. Done Is a Battle (l. 17-24). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others,...
And lyk a lamb in sacrifice wes dicht,
Is lyk a lyone rissin up agane,
And as gyane raxit him on hicht;
Sprungin is Aurora radius...
''Our pleasance here is all vain glory,William Dunbar (c. 1465-c. 1530), British poet. Lament for the Makaris (l. 5-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and oth...
This false world is but transitory;
The flesh is bruckle, the Fiend is slee:
Timor Mortis conturbat me.''
Strong be thy wallis that about the standis;William Dunbar (c. 1465-c. 1530), British poet. To the City of London (l. 41-48). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Qui...
Wise be the people that within the dwellis;
Fresh is thy ryver with his lusty strandis;
Blith be thy chirches, wele sownyng be thy bel...
London, thou art of townes A per se.William Dunbar (c. 1465-c. 1530), British poet. To the City of London (l. 1-8). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quill...
Soveraign of cities, semeliest in sight,
Of high renoun, riches, and royaltie;
Of lordis, barons, and many goodly knyght;
Of most delec...
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