Lives of
Scottish Poets
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DAVID HILL RADCLIFFE

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Part I. (Volume I.)
Front-matter
James the First
Thomas the Rhymer
John Barbour
Andrew Wyntoun
Gavin Douglas
Allan Ramsay
William Meston
John Home
James Beattie
Robert Burns

Part II. (Volume I.)
Front-matter
James the Fifth
William Dunbar
Sir James Inglis
Henry the Minstrel
Sir David Lyndsay
Alexander Barclay
Alexander Montgomerie
William Alexander
William Drummond
James Thomson
John Oswald

Part III. (Volume II.)
Front-matter
James the Sixth
Sir Richard Maitland
Arthur Johnston
Hamilton of Bangour
Hamilton of Gilbertfield
Samuel Colvil
Alexander Ross
John Armstrong
John Ogilvie
James Macpherson
Charles Salmon

Part IV. (Volume II.)
Front-matter
Alexander Hume
John Bellenden
Mark Alexander Boyd
Ninian Paterson
William Wilkie
Robert Fergusson
William Julius Mickle
Alexander Geddes
James Grahame

Part V. (Volume III.)
Front-matter
Robert Henryson
Alexander Scott
Walter Kennedy
John Ogilby
Alexander Pennecuik
Alexander Cunningham
David Mallet
William Falconer
Francis Garden
Robert Blair
James Moor
James Graeme
Caleb Whitefoord
James Grainger
Hector Macneill
John Wilson

Part VI. (Volume III.)
Front-matter
Robert Kerr
Richard Lord Maitland
Thomas Hamilton
Charles Hamilton
Michael Bruce
Thomas Blacklock
John Logan
Andrew Macdonald
James Mercer

Appendix. (Volume III.)
James I
Allan Ramsay
John Home
Robert Burns
William Drummond
Robert Fergusson
Alexander Scott
John Wilson
Index
Corrections

Part  VI:
Supplement
POETS — SUPPLEMENT.165
1

  Sempil, Sir James, [note] was a favourite with King James the Sixth, and employed by him on an embassy to England, and knighted on his return. In 1601, he was sent ambassador to France, and there is still extant, in the possession of his descendants, a passport or order from the English court, dated at Richmond, October 4, 1601, countersigned Ro. Cecyll, [note] directing that he shall be conducted, with all due respect befitting the dignity of an ambassador, through England to Dover, on his way to France. Sir James possessed a turn for poetry, and was author of “The Packman and the Priest,” a satire, in which the absurdities of popery are exposed. Stat. Account. [note]

2

It is apparently from the events of this diplomatist's life, that Sibbald [note] has made up a life for his imaginary Lord Robert. According to Dempster, Robert Sempil, the writer, died in 1595; but as this would have excluded any pretension to the embassies, Lord Robert is made to live till 1611, which was about the time of Sir James's death.