Canongate Stars and Stories
an illuminated literary walk
through Edinburgh’s Old Town
Blessid be the sempill lyfe– Robert Henryson
This is the moral of Scots poet Robert Henryson’s story of ‘The Twa’ Mice’, a 15th century adaptation of Aesop’s ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’.
His fable, also known as ‘The Taill of the Uponlandis Mous and the Burges Mous’ was printed by Thomas Bassandyne, who lived in Fountain Close and printed Scotland’s first copy of the New Testament.
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