Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Golden Targe

Scot William Dunbar was court poet to James IV at the end of the 15th century. The Golden Targe is a richly decorative allegory in which Dunbar's caustic rhetoric was given full voice in depicting the conflict between love and reason. She is lustiar of chere and he puts up his scheld of gold so schene. Some commentary.

Here begynnys ane litil tretie intitulit the goldyn
targe compilit be Maister wilyam dunbar.

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