Robert Henryson, a Scottish poet of the 15th century. Of the particulars of his life and the time of his death little or nothing is known. Dunbar, in his "Lament" (1508), speaks of "gude Mr. Robert Henryson" as among the departed poets. He seems to have been chief schoolmaster at Dunfermline, and was not unlikely an ecclesiastic, and perhaps a Benedictine monk. One account identifies him with Henryson of Fordell, father of James Henryson, who perished in the battle of Flod-den. His principal work is his collection of "Fables," 13 in number, which was edited by Dr. Irving in 1832. Among his other writings are the tale of "Orpheus Kyng, and how he geid to Hewyn and Hel to seik his Quene" (Edinburgh, 1508); "Testament of Cresseid" (1593), a poem which was suggested by and was a sequel to Chaucer's "Troilus and Cres-seide," in connection with which it generally appears; "Robin and Makyne," printed in Percy's "Reliques;" and several smaller poems, printed in different works.