Image from page 94 of "History of the Bassandyne Bible, the first printed in Scotland with notices of the early printers of Edinburgh" (1887)
Authors: Dobson, William T
Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & sons
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of the Realme for ever. Scott returned to Edinburgh again, after beingsome years at St. Andrews, and resumed thework of printing. Among his productions afterhis return may be mentioned the following: TheTragedie of the Vmquhile maist Reuerend FatherDauid be the Mercy of God, Cardinall Archi-byschope of Sanctandrous, &c. Compilit beSchir Dauid Lyndesay of Mont, king of arms.At the foot of this title is Scotts device of Her-cules and the Centaur, It was probably owing toScotts issuing this work in 1558, without receivinglicense according to the Act of February 1551—52,that he was shortly after summoned before thePrivy Council for his demerits and faultes, asummons which by some means or other he seemsto have evaded. Scott again got into serious trouble with theauthorities for issuing some time after the follow-ing (pxiniinQ in <Bbtn6urg3« 91 ing book: The Last Blast of the Trompit ofGodis worde aganis the vsurpit auctoritie of loneKnox and his Calviniane brether, intrudit Pre-
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SIXTEENTH CENTURY PRINTING-OFFICE. cheouris &c. Put furth to the Congregatioun ofthe Protestantis in Scotlande, be Niniane Winzet,ane Catholik priest, borne in Renfrew. At thedesyre and in the name of his afdictit Cathohke Brether 92 t^e (J$ft66anbgne QBifife. Brether of ye inferiour ourdoure of Clergie, andlaie men. Vir impius procaciter obfirmat vultumsuum: qui aiitem rectus est, corrigit viam suam.Proverb. 21. Edinburgi vltimo lulii 1562. Thiswork is a Black-letter quarto, of which only fiveleaves are left in the only copy known. NinianeWinzet, the author, was schoolmaster in Linlith-gow, and was among the most able as well asmost active of the Roman Catholics in Scotland atthe time of the Reformation. Even after the sup-pression of Popery in the kingdom, he ventured topublish in Edinburgh several works which wereexceedingly distasteful to the feelings of the Re-formers. The publication by Scott in May 1562of one of these, Certane Tractatis for Reforma-tioun of Doctryne and man
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