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Robert Ayton Biography

The biography of Robert Ayton. Sir Robert Ayton, also spelled Ayton or Aiton, was a Scottish poet who lived from 1571-1638.

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Sir Robert Ayton, a Scottish poet of considerable merit, a native of Fife, born at Kinaldie, who made his fortune by a Latin panegyric to King James I. on his accession; was on friendly terms with the eminent literary men of his time, Ben Jonson in particular; his poems are written in pure and even elegant English, some in Latin, and have only recently been collected together (1571-1638).

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