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* In coats of armour and bonnets of steel.-h Their legs were chained to the heel. (Probably it means covered with iron net-work).-i Froward was their aspect.--- Some
n He drew them forth in a chain._0 And Belial with
a bridle-rein.--p Ever lashed them on the back. In struck upon others with brands.-_Some stuck others to the hilt With knives that sharply could mangle.
dance they were so slow of feet. They gave them in
the fire a heat.—And made them quicker of apprev. m Followed Envy.—n Filled full of quarrel and hension. felony.--. For privy hatred that traitor trembled.-p Him followed many a dissembling renegado.–9 With feigned
VIII. * Then Lechery, that loathsome body.--u Rearwords fair, or white. And flatterers to men's faces,- ing like a stallion.— And Idleness did him lead.—- WThere * And backbiters in secret places.- To lie that had de
was with him an ugly sort. That had been dead in sin. light.-u And spreaders of false lies.- Alas that courts
- When they were entered in the dance. - Like of noble kings." Of them can never be rid.
torches burning red. VI. * Covetousness.-> Root of all evil and ground of
IX. * Of womb insatiable and greedy.-b To dance vice. Caitiffs, wretches, and usurers.-a Misers, hoard then addressed himself.---- Him followed many a foul ers, and gatherers_b All with that barloch or male drunkard._d Different names of drinking vessels.-e Full fiend went out of their throats they shot on (each) many a waistless sot._I With bellies unwieldable did other._. Hot molten gold, methought, a vast quantity - drag forth.—g In grease that did increase.-h The fiends
Liko fire flakes most fervid. Aye as they emptied gave them hot lead to lap. Their love of drinking was themselves of sbot. With gold of all kind of coin. not the less.
VII. b Then Sloth at a second bidding.- Came like X. į No minstrels without doubt.-_k For gleemen there a sow from a dunghill. Full sleepy was his grunt. were kept out. By day and by night._m Except a minMany a lazy glutton. Many a drowsy sleepy sluggard. strel that slew a man.-n so till he won his inheritance. Him served with care.
o And entered by letter of right.
Thae termegantis, with tag and tatter,
And rowp like revin and ruke".
He smurit thame with smuke".
Than cryd Mahoun for a Heleand Padyanep,
Far northwart in a nuke",
In hell grit rume they tuke:
u And croaked like ravens and rooks.- The devil was so deafened with their yell." He smothered them with smoke.
SIR DAVID LYNDSAY.
[Born, 1490? Died, 1567.)
David LYNDSAY, according to the conjecture of have asserted) occasioned our poet's banishment his latest editor*, was born in 1490. He was from court, it is certain that his retirement was educated at St. Andrew's, and leaving that uni not of long continuance ; since he was sent, in versity, probably about the age of nineteen, 1543, by the Regent of Scotland, as Lyon King, became the page and companion of James V. to the Emperor of Germany. Before this period during the prince's childhood, not his tutor, as the principles of the Reformed religion had begun has been sometimes inaccurately stated. When to take a general root in the minds of his countrythe young king burst from the faction which had
men; and Lyndsay, who had already written a oppressed himself and his people, Lyndsay pub- drama in the style of the old moralities, with a lished his Dream, a poem on the miseries which view to ridicule the corruptions of the popish Scotland had suffered during the minority. In clergy, returned from the Continent to devote his 1530, the king appointed him Lyon King at Arms, pen and his personal influence to the cause of the and a grant of knighthood, as usual, accompanied new faith.
In the parliaments which met at the office. In that capacity he went several Edinburgh and Linlithgow, in 1544–45 and 46, times abroad, and was one of those who were sent he represented the county of Cupar in Fife ; and to demand a princess of the Imperial line for the in 1547, he is recorded among the champions of Scottish sovereign. James having, however, the Reformation, who counselled the ordination of changed his mind to a connexion with France, John Knox. and having at length fixed his choice on the The death of Cardinal Beaton drew from him Princess Magdalene, Lyndsay was sent to attend a poem on the subject, entitled, a Tragedy, (the upon her to Scotland ; but her death happening term tragedy was not then confined to the drama,) six weeks after her arrival, occasioned another in which he has been charged with drawing poem from our author, entitled the "Deploracion.” together all the worst things that could be said of On the arrival of Mary of Guise, to supply her the murdered prelate. It is incumbent, howplace, he superintended the ceremony of her ever, on those who blame him for so doing, to triumphant entry into Edinburgh ; and, blending prove that those worst things were not atrocious. the fancy of a poet with the godliness of a re Beaton's principal failing was a disposition to former, he so constructed the pageant, that a burn with fire those who opposed his ambition, lady like an angel, who came out of an artificial or who differed from his creed ; and if Lyndsay cloud, exhorted her majesty to serve God, obey was malignant in exposing one tyrant, what a . her husband, and keep her body pure, according libeller must Tacitus be accounted ! to God's commandments.
His last embassy was to Denmark, in order to On the 14th of December, 1542, Lyndsay wit negotiate for a free trade with Scotland, and to nessed the decease of James V., at his palace of solicit ships to protect the Scottish coasts against Falkland, after a connexion between them which the English. It was not till after returning from had subsisted since the earliest days of the prince. this business that he published Squyre Meldrum, If the death of James (as some of his biographers the last, and the liveliest of his works.
* Mr. G. Chalmers.
Hir kirtill was of scarlot reid',
And when he saw thay wer baith slane,
DESCRIPTION OF SQUYRE MELDRUM.
He was bota twintie yeirish of age,
EIS GALLANTRY TO AN IRISH DAMSEL.
And as they passit be Ireland coisti
But this young Squyer bauld and wicht
MELDRUM'S DUEL WITH THE ENGLISH CHAMPION
m Quoth. n Strokes. • Strongly. p Drove. 9 Throng, trouble. ' Grass, or field. • Dress, clothing.
t Took his leave. u Without more ado.
v Warriors w Came.
b Years. e When. d Courageous. e Active. I Could endure excessive fatigue. & Stood. h Then.
i Cuast. i Host, army. Cowhouse. I Hear.
People. n Spoilt. • Abused. P Where. 9 Perceive. Beautiful. • Voice. Spoiled.
u Naked, She. w War I Before.
Who. 1 Parting. a Than she was.
e Before. Means for him, viz. Christ, who conquered or plundered hell.
Nor preissit* to com within the green,
Than trumpettis blew triumphantly,
That quhen he travellit throw the land,
The trenchours of the Squyreis speir
The wonderis that he did rehers,
SQUYRE MELDRUM, AFTER MANY FOREIGN EXPLOITS, COMES
HOME AND HAS THE FOLLOWING LOVE-ADVENTURE, Out throw the land then sprang the fame, That Squyer Meldrum was come hame. Quhen they heard tell how he debaitit', With every man he was sa treitetu,
* Pressed. y Spears.
z Show. a Prove. b Tried. c Course-room.
d Swerved from the course. e Loth. I Wroth. & Course. h Head of the spear. i In that situation. À Courser. k Humbly. I Made. m Bore, n Joust.
o 'Thou knowest. P Agreeinent or understanding. 4 Which r Lose. s To him. Fonght. u Entertained.
w Toil. * Repose. y Handsome, pleasant. z Whose. * Neat, pretty
b Else. C News. d Then.
e Chainber. i Napery
i Fared. 5 Choice.
b Jelly. i Slept.
m Late. k Sighing.
I pray God sen scho knew my mynd,
p Wholesome. 9 Slippers.
She slippit in or evir he wist,
& Pretended. + Hanging u Throat. v Hose, stockings.
w Happen what may.
SIR THOMAS WYAT,
(Born, 1503. Died, Oet. 1542.]
Called the Elder, to distinguish him from his seems to be no overstrained conjecture. His son, who suffered in the reign of Q. Mary, was poetical mistress's name is Anna : and in one of born at Allington Castle, in Kent, in 1503, and his sonnets he complains of being obliged to was educated at Cambridge. He married early desist from the pursuit of a beloved object, on in life, and was still earlier distinguished at the account of its being the king's. The perusal court of Henry VIII. with whom his interest of his poetry was one of the unfortunate queen's and favour were so great as to be proverbial.
last consolations in prison. A tradition of His person was majestic and beautiful, his visage Wyat's attachment to her was long preserved (according to Surrey's interesting description) in his family. She retained his sister to the last
stern and mild :” he sung and played the about her person ; and as she was about to lay late with remarkable sweetness, spoke foreign her head on the block, gave her weeping attendlanguages with grace and fluency, and possessed ant a small prayer-book, as a token of rememan inexhaustible fund of wit. At the death of brance, with a smile of which the sweetness was Wolsey he could not be more than 19 ; yet he is not effaced by the horrors of approaching death. said to have contributed to that minister's down Wyat's favour at court, however, continued fall by a humorous story, and to have promoted undiminished ; and notwithstanding a quarrel the reformation by a seasonable jest. At the with the Duke of Suffolk, which occasioned his coronation of Anne Boleyn he officiated for his being committed to the Tower, he was, immefather as ewerer, and possibly witnessed the diately on his liberation, appointed to a command ceremony not with the most festive emotions, as under the Duke of Norfolk, in the army that was there is reason to suspect that he was secretly to act against the rebels. He was also knighted, attached to the royal bride. When the tragic and, in the following year, made high sheriff of end of that princess was approaching, one of the
Kent. calumnies circulated against her was, that Sir When the Emperor Charles the Fifth, after Thomas Wyat had confessed having had an
the death of Anne Boleyn, apparently forgetting illicit intimacy with her. The scandal was cer the disgrace of his aunt in the sacrifice of her tainly false ; but that it arose from a tender successor, showed a more conciliatory disposition partiality really believed to exist between them, towards England, Wyat was, in 1537, selected