1545 ca1605 ca
a writer and courtier at the Scottish Court. he was one of the Castalian Band grouped around James VI. He was the translator of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso producing an abridgment in twelve cantos in 1590 preceding Sir John Harington's translation the following year. The translation appeared with some of his own poems in a volume bearing the title Ane Abbregement of Roland Fvriovs, translait ovt of Aroist: togither vith sym Rapsodies of the Avthor's ycvthfvll braine, and last ane Schersing ovt of trees Felicitie; composit in Scotis a copy of which is preserved in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh.
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