Colville, Elizabeth (c. 1571–1600s)

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Colville, Elizabeth (c. 1571–1600s)

Scottish poet. Name variations: Eliz. Melvill; Elizabeth Melville; Lady Colville of Culross; (pseudonyms) M.M., Gentelwoman [sic] in Culross; Ladie Culross yonger. Born Elizabeth Melvill or Melville, c. 1571, in Halhill, Scotland; died in 1600s; dau. of Sir James Melvill or Melville (courtier and diplomat) and Christina Boswell; m. John Colville, 3rd Lord of Culross; children: Alexander Colville (eminent Episcopalian cleric and Hebrew scholar).

Published long allegorical poem "Ane Godlie Dreame" in Scots dialect (1603); also left letters and a sonnet.

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