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Of A. Barclay, written c. 1513–14, are interesting as the earliest English pastorals, anticipating Spenser. They are moral and satirical in character and are modelled upon Mantuan and the Miseriae Curialium of Piccolomini.

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Alexander Barclay (1475—1552) poet and clergyman


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