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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Sir Rihard Holland John Bartlett

    O Douglas, O Douglas!
Tendir and trewe.
          The Buke of the Howlat. Stanza xxxi. 1
Note 1.
The allegorical poem of The Howlat was composed about the middle of the fifteenth century. Of the personal history of the author no kind of information has been discovered. Printed by the Bannatyne Club, 1823. [back]