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John Barclay (1582–1621)

Barclay, John. A Scottish poet; born in Pont-à-Mousson, France, Jan. 28, 1582; died in Rome, Aug. 15, 1621. Educated in the Jesuit College of his native town, he went to England in 1603, and attained the favor of James I. His Latin romance ‘Argenis’ (1621), teaching the danger of political intrigue, was popular for a century. Another romance, ‘Satyricon’ (London, 1603), partly autobiographical, attacks the Jesuits and Puritans. Other works include: ‘Sylvæ,’ Latin poems (1606); ‘Apologia’ (1611); and ‘Icon Animorum’ (1614).