Gavin Douglas

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Gavin Douglas was a Scottish bishop, makar and translator. Although he had an important political career, it is for his poetry that he is now chiefly remembered. His principal pioneering achievement was the Eneados, a full and faithful vernacular translation of the Aeneid of Virgil and the first successful example of its kind in the British Isles. ...
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The Aeneid (Excerpts)
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Laude, honor, prasingis, thankis infynite
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To the, and thi dulce ornate fresch endite,
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Conscience
QUHEN halie Kirk first flurist in ╚ťouthheid,
Prelatis wer chosin of all perfectioun;
For Conscience than the brydill had to leid,
And Conscience maid the hale electioun
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