Robert Henryson

(1425 - 1505 / Scotland)

Robert Henryson Poems

1. Robin And Makyne 1/4/2003
2. Robin And Malkin 1/1/2004
3. The Garment Of Good Ladies 4/21/2010
4. The Bludy Serk 1/4/2003
5. The Testament Of Cressida (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
6. The Cock And The Fox 4/21/2010

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The Cock And The Fox

Thogh brutal beestes be irrational,
That is to say, wantand, discretioun,
Yit ilk ane in their kindes natural
Has many divers inclinatioun:
The bair busteous, the wold, the wylde lyoun,
The fox fenyeit, craftie and cautelous,
The dog to bark on night and keep the hous.

Sa different they are in properteis
Unknawin unto man and infinite,
In kind havand sa fel diversiteis,
My cunning it excides for to dyte.
Forthy as now, I purpose for to wryte
Ane case I fand whilk fell this other yeer
Betwix ane fox and gentil Chauntecleer.

Ane widow dwelt ...

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