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Doolie 'Grievous' in the Testament of Cresseid

Título de la revista: NOTES AND QUERIES
ISSN: 0029-3970
Volumen: 57
Número: 2
Páginas: 195 - 196
Fecha de publicación: 2010
A literary criticism examining the use of the word "doolie" in the poem "The Testament of Cresseid," by Robert Henryson, is presented. The author notes speculation by scholars such as Douglas Gray and Denton Fox regarding the meaning of the word and how the etymology of the word reveals its relation to other words from Scottish Gaelic dialects that mean "dismal." The author suggests that Henryson's use of the word reveals the time frame for changes in the Gaelic language