The translations from Ovid, Boece, and Cassimir, are excellent.
But the following Tales (as revised) seem to be later than 'Boece,' viz.
The earlier part is based, to a considerable extent, on the legendary history of Boece.
In fact, Boece (from whom Harrison evidently quotes by memory) does not say either 1433 or that a law was made.
It is hardly worth while to remark that this is just what Boece says he did, his death taking place in Spain on his way home.
Hector Boethius, or Boece, the old Scottish historian, combats this version of the story.
"Lat hym rollen and trenden withynne hymself the lyght of his ynwarde sighte" (Boece, 1043).
Bellenden's translation of Boece's History of Scotland, vol.