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Poem by Alexander Montgomerie


Sonnet 5. To the Same (To M. Dauid Drummond)


The hevinly furie that inspyrd my spreit,
Quhen sacred beughis war wont my brouis to bind,
With frostis of fashrie frozen is that heet ;
My garland grene is withrit with the wind.

Je knau Occasio hes no hair behind ;
The bravest spreits hes tryde it treu, I trou ;
The long forspoken proverb true I find,
УNo man is man,Ф and man is no thing nou.

The cuccou flees befor the turtle dou ;
The pratling pyet matchis with the Musis;
Pan with Apollo playis, I wot not hou ;
The attircops Minervas office vsis.

These be the grievis that garris Montgomry gr[udge]
That Mydas, not Mecenas, is our judge.



Alexander Montgomerie


Alexander Montgomerie's other poems:
  1. The Cherrie and the Slae
  2. Sonnet 18. To the Lords of the Session. I
  3. Sonnet 30. Christen Lyndesay to Ro. Hudsone
  4. Sonnet 61. Of the Duleweid. III
  5. Sonnet 19. To the Lords of the Session. II


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