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1509 - Barclay, Alexander - Ship of Fools (2)

Allusion
Date 1509
Author Barclay, Alexander
Title The Ship of Fools
Mentions Fables and gests of Robin Hood
Alexander Barclay, a wood cut 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, 2018-07-28.

Allusion

And in the mornynge whan they come to the quere
The one begynneth a Fable or a hystory
The other lenyth theyr erys it to here
Takynge it in stede of the inuyntory
Some other maketh respons antym and memory
And all of fables and iestis of Robyn hode
Or other tryfyls that skantly ar so gode.[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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