1509 - Barclay, Alexander - Ship of Fools (1)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1509
Author Barclay, Alexander
Title Ship of Fools
Mentions A gest of Robin Hood
Alexander Barclay, a woodcut included in many early editions of his works (from The Ship of Fools, 1874).

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


The holy Bybyll, grounde of trouth and of lawe
Is nowe of many abiect and nought set by
Nor godly scripture is nat worth an hawe
But talys ar louyd grounde of rybawdry
And many blynddyd ar so with theyr foly
That no scripture thynke they so true nor gode
As is a folysshe yest of Robyn hode.[1]

IRHB comments

Alexander Barclay's work The Sip of Fools, published 1509, is a Scots rendering of Sebastian Brandt's Narrenschiff.





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