The Bruce or, The History of Robert I. King of Scotland written in Scottish Verse by John Barbour. The First Genuine Edition, published from a manuscript dated 1489. With notes & Glossary by J. Pinkerton. -
John Barbour. J. Pinkerton
1790 - G. Nicol Bookseller to his Majesty, London
A! fredome is a nobill thing!
Fredome mayse man to haiff liking;
Fredome all solace to man giffis:
He levys at ese, that frely levys!
Much of the legend of Robert the Bruce comes from John Barbour's fourteenth century poem
The first division of ‘The Bruce’ which until this time had been an unbroken monologue of 13,550 lines, and is now divided in to 20 books.
Copper plate engravings to title pages.