Barbour


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Barbour

(ˈbɑːbə)
n
(Biography) John. c. 1320–95, Scottish poet: author of The Bruce (1376), a patriotic epic poem
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This poet was John Barbour, Archdeacon of Aberdeen.
But the book by which Barbour is remembered best is very different from that by which we remember Chaucer.
But if to Chaucer belongs the title of "Father of English Poetry," to Barbour belongs that of "Father of Scottish Poetry and Scottish History.
But already the fame of Oxford had reached the northern kingdom, and Barbour was anxious to share in the treasures of learning to be found there.
Besides this, we know that Barbour received a pension from the King of Scotland, and that he held his archdeaconry until his death; and that is almost all that we know certainly of his life.
And it is little wonder that Barbour wrote so stirringly of his hero, for he lived not many years after the events took place, and when he was a schoolboy Robert the Bruce was still reigning over Scotland.
So sang Barbour, and so the passionate hearts of the Scots cried through all the wretched years that followed the crowning of John Balliol.
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