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Barclay, Alexander

Barclay, Alexander bär´klē, –klā [key], 1475?–1552, Scottish clergyman and poet. Although the first to write pastoral eclogues in English, he is best known for The Ship of Fools (1509), a translation and elongation of Sebastian Brant 's widely popular poem Das Narrenschiff.

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