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Poem by Alexander Montgomerie


Sonnet 17. To His Majestie, for His Pensioun. IV


Adeu, my King, court, cuntrey, and my kin :
Aden, suete Duke, vhose father held me deir :
Adeu, companiones, Constable and Keir :
Thrie treuar hairts, I trou, sail neuer tuin.

If byganes to revolve I suld begin,
My tragedie wald cost jou mony a teir
To heir hou hardly I am handlit heir,
Considring once the honour I wes in.

Shirs, je haif sene me griter with his Grace,
And with jour vmquhyle Maister, to, and myne ;
Quha thoght the Poet somtyme worth his place,
Suppose je sie they shot him out sensyne.

Sen wryt, nor wax, nor word is not a word :
I must perforce ga seik my fathers suord.



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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