Lindsay, Or Lyndsay, Sir David, a Scottish poet, born at Garmylton, Haddingtonshire, about 1490, died about 1555 or 1567. He inherited the estate of "The Mount" in Fife-shire, and is commonly called Sir David Lindsay of the Mount. In 1512 he was appointed servitor to the prince, afterward James V. He was sent upon various embassies, and in 1548 negotiated free trade in grain with Denmark. He early became distinguished for his literary and poetical ability, incurred the hatred of the clergy by his satires, was in 1547 one of those who urged Knox to receive ordination, and his name was long popular as a Protestant champion. His principal poems are " The Dreme," "Testament and Complaynt of our Soverane Lordes Papingo," " Complaynt of John the Commonweil," "Historie of Squyer Meldrum," "The Monarchic," and "Satyre on the Thrie Estaitis," a play directly attacking the clergy, constructed on the principle of the mysteries or miracle plays of an earlier age. Many of his productions are indecent and severely satirical. His works, with a life, introduction, and glossary by George Chalmers, were published in London in 1806, in 3 vols.