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Summary

William Dunbar was a famous Poet from Scotland, who lived between 1459 AC and 1520 AC.

Biography

William Dunbar (ca. 1460 - ca 1520) was a Scottish poet and probably a housewife from East Lothian, which is assumed from a satirical reference in his poems Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie which also provided hints that he was a member of noble family in Dunbar. He was influenced by both the rebellious humor and outspoken language, including words that today are considered to be obscene.

For the Scottish literary renaissance in the mid-1900s was William Dunbar, a touchstone. Many tried to imitate his style and his high culture procedural issues, including Hugh MacDiarmid and Sydney Goodsir Smith. As Hugh MacDiarmid himself said, they had to go "back to Dunbar."

William Dunbar's celebrated court poet's room, Makar 'Court, outside The Writers' Museum, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh. Council Makar 'Court are made by The Writers' Museum, The Saltire Society, The Scottish Poetry Library.

Our collection contains 7 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topic Legal.

Related authors: Hugh MacDiarmid

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Dunbar

Famous quotes by William Dunbar (7)


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"Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair"
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"A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped"
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"Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive"
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"London, thou art the flower of cities all!"
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"To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow; His chance tonight, it maybe thine tomorrow"
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"Our pleasance here is all vain glory, This false world is but transitory"
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"All love is lost but upon God alone"


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