henryson, robert


henryson, robert

Scottish poet, the finest of early fabulists in Britain. He is described on some early title pages as schoolmaster of Dunfermline-probably at the Benedictine abbey school-and he appears among the dead poets in William Dunbar's Lament for the Makaris, which was printed about 1508.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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