Lindsay (Lyndsay), Sir David

(?1486-1555)
   A Scottish poet of the pre-Reformation period who satirized the corruption of the Roman Catholic Church and contemporary government. He was one of the company of gifted courtly poets (makaris) who flourished in the golden age of Scottish literature. Born in Fifeshire of an aristocratic family, he was attendant and companion to the infant Prince James (born 1512), the son of King James IV. During the period when the young King James V fell under the domination of the Scottish nobles, David was away from court, and returned when James took control in 1528. He was an influential diplomat to several European monarchs. He wrote the morality play the Thrie Estaits, performed in 1552. The Dreme (completed 1528) is a long allegory of the contemporary condition of Scotland. Some of his other poems: "Ane Supplication in Contemptioun of Syde Taillis," "So Young Ane King," "The Answer to the Kingis Flyting," "The Complaynt of Schir David Lindesay," "The Deploratioun of the Deith of Quene Magdalene," "The Devisioun of the Eirth," "The Historie of Squyer William Meldrum," "The Tragedie of the Cardinall."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry, Second Edition Bibliography (http://collections.chadwyck.co.uk/html/ep2/bibliography/g.htm). English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Selected Poems of Sir David Lyndsay. Janet Hadley Williams, ed. Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2000. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Golden Treasury of Scottish Poetry. Hugh MacDiarmid, ed. Macmillan, 1941. The New Penguin Book of Scottish Verse. Robert Crawford and Mick Imlah, ed. Penguin Books, 2000. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Works of Sir David Lindsay of the Moun. Douglas Hamer, ed. Printed for The [Scottish Text] Society by William Blackwood and Sons, 1931-1936.

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