David Lindsay( Scottish poet, author of Amusing satire on the three classes.)
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Biography David Lindsay
(ca. 1485 - ca. 1555)
He was the son of David Lindsay of the Mount (the area near Kupari in Fife). Having entered the royal service, . received the position of Ceremonies at the court of the Crown Prince, James, . born in 1512, . but was removed from the court in 1524, . when his pupil, . that time became King James V of Scotland, . actually turned out to be dominated by supporters of Douglas,
. In 1528 it reinstated, approximately from 1530 he served as chief herald, and from 1542 until death - King of Arms Heraldic Court of Scotland.
Most of Lindsay's poems written in those years when he enjoyed the mercy of the court, formally and stylistically, they do not go beyond what was then the poetic tradition. Among his writings Dream (The Dreme, OK. 1528) - description represent the author vision desperate state of public affairs (accompanied by a charming letter to the King), Will and the complaint parrot, . belongs to our sovereign and the lord (The Testament and Complaynt of our Soverane Lordis Papyngo, . 1530) - half satirical, . half moralizing history, . clothed in the form of deathbed testament king parrot; dialogue between experience and courtesy of the pathetic state of the world (Ane Dialog Betuix Experience and ane Courteour of the Miserabill Estait of the World, . app,
. 1553), better known as the Monarchy (Monarche), - a serious poetic overview of world history, beginning with Genesis and ending with the fifth empire (ie. history of the papacy); funny satire of the three classes (Ane Pleasant Satyre of the Thrie Estaits, . 1540, . 1552) - the only fully preserved the Scottish play in the genre of morality, . which boldly interpreted the main religious and political problems of the era, and which (through the whole spectrum of stylistic devices, . from the sublime to the rhetoric of domestic comedy dialogue) gives a wide panorama of Scottish life.,