The Dubliner Walter Quin first came to prominence at the court of James VI, where he wrote poetry in support of the Stuart succession to Elizabeth I's throne. Thus began a career in royal service that brought Quin to London, where he continued to produce occasional verse in praise of his patrons and fellow writers, as well as biographical texts on the soldier Bernard Stuart (d. 1508) and King Henri IV and a neo-Stoic handbook. Quin was one of the earliest Irish writers to leave a substantial body of creative work in modern English (in addition to his texts in Latin, French, and Italian) and part of his reward for this included land and privileges in his native country. He can also be claimed for Scottish and English literature, since his work illuminates the life of the Stuart courts, as well as the literary fashions of his time. This is the first edition of Quin's work, and it includes a biographical introduction, as well as translations of his non-English texts.
The Works of Walter Quin, An Irishman at the Stuart Courts.
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