Scottish bishop and poet

Gawin Douglas
Gawin Douglas
Gawin Douglas, Gawin also spelled Gavin, (born 1475?--died September 1522, London), Scottish poet and first British translator of the Aeneid. As a bishop and a member of a powerful family, he also played an important part in a troubled period in Scottish history.Four surviving works attributed to Douglas reflect his moral earnestness and his command of difficult metrical forms: a long poem, Conscience; two moral allegories, The Palice of Honour and King Hart; and the Aeneid. The Palice of Honour (1501), a dream allegory on the theme "where does true honour lie," extols a sterner rhetorical..
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