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Famous Barbour Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Barbour poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous barbour poems. These examples illustrate what a famous barbour poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Dunbar, William
...Maister John Clerk, and James Afflek, 
Fra ballat-making and tragedie:-- 
 Timor Mortis conturbat me. 

Holland and Barbour he has berevit; 
Alas! that he not with us levit 
Sir Mungo Lockart of the Lee:-- 
 Timor Mortis conturbat me. 

Clerk of Tranent eke he has tane, 
That made the anteris of Gawaine; 
Sir Gilbert Hay endit has he:-- 
 Timor Mortis conturbat me. 

He has Blind Harry and Sandy Traill 
Slain with his schour of mortal hail, 
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