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George Buchanan


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George Buchanan : [poems]

'C[oleridge] read [George Buchanan] at Cambridge.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      


George Buchanan : Ane admonition direct to the trew Lordis mantenaris of the Kingis Graces Authoritie M.G.B. ... accordyng to the Scottish copie Printed at Strivilyng by Robert Lekpreuik

Virginia F. Stern notes 'Many underlinings and MS. notes' in Gabriel Harvey's copy of George Buchanan, "Ane admonition direct to the trew Lordis mantenaris of the Kingis Graces Authoritie" (1571), as well as comment '"A fine Discourse of Buchanan, but bitter in his Invective veine"'.

Century: 1500-1599 / 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Gabriel Harvey      Print: Book


George Buchanan : [Latin poems and hymns]

'To my Gothic ear, indeed the "Stabat Mater", the "Dies Irae", and some of the other hymns of the Catholic Church are more solemn and affecting than the fine classical poetry of Buchanan; the one has the gloomy dignity of a Gothic church, and reminds us instantly of the worship to which it is dictated; the other is more like a Pagan temple, recalling to our memory the classical and fabulous deities.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Walter Scott      Print: Unknown


George Buchanan : Nympha Caledoniae

'Buchanan, he said, was a very fine poet; and observed that he was the first who complimented a lady, by ascribing to her the different perfections of the heathen goddesses; but that Johnston improved upon this, by making his lady, at the same time, free from their defects. He dwelt upon Buchanan's elegant verses to Mary, Queen of Scots, "Nympha Caledoniae, &c" and spoke with enthusiasm of the beauty of Latin verse. "All the modern languages (said he) cannot furnish so melodious a line as 'Formosam resonare doces Amarillida silvas'".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


George Buchanan : [poems]

'Buchanan (he observed,) has fewer [italics] centos [end italics] than any modern Latin poet. He not only had great knowledge of the Latin language, but was a great poetical genius. Both the Scaligers praise him.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


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