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DOUGLAS Gavin (Douglas Gawin or Gavin)

( Scottish poet, a church leader.)

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Biography DOUGLAS Gavin (Douglas Gawin or Gavin)
(ca. 1474-1522)
A third son. Douglas, Earl of Angus. Received a good education - in Saint Endrusskom University and possibly in Paris. Douglas began to write after the took holy orders, and engaged in creative work from 1501 to 1513. When in 1514 his nephew married the widow of James IV, Douglas became involved in a long struggle for the vacant pulpit, walked through the prison and many other misadventures. Victory in the Scottish pro-French party forced him to flee to the court of Henry VIII, in London, where he died of the plague in September 1522.
His fame Douglas obliged those poetic works that he created in the first years of 16. Two of his poems, the Palace of honor (The Palice of Honour) and the King of Heart (King Hart), represent an allegory, or a poem-vision in the spirit of Dzh.Chosera and U. Lenglenda. However, his greatest achievement - the translation of Virgil's Aeneid in the Scottish dialect. Douglas, a poet, too, is a transitional figure. In his early poems he used the medieval forms of versification, and resorted to alliteration, characteristic of an even earlier English poetry. When translating Aeneid he first applied rhymed "heroic couplet ', which was to play a prominent role in the subsequent history of English poetry.


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