I that in heill was and gladness Am trublit now with great sickness And feblit with infirmitie: Timor Mortis conturbat me. Our plesance here is all vain glory, This fals world is but transitory, The flesh is bruckle, the Feynd is slee: Timor Mortis conturbat me. The state of man does
William Dunbar was a medieval Scottish “makar” poet who lived in the late fifteenth, early sixteenth centuries. His best-known works include The Goldyn Targe, The Thrissil and the Rois, and The Lament for the Makaris.