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Poem by Alexander Montgomerie


Sonnet 24. Of M. J. Sharpe. II


A Baxters bird, a bluiter beggar borne,
Ane ill heud huirsone, lyk a barkit hyde,
A saulles suinger, seuintie tymes mensuorne,
A peltrie pultron poysond vp with pryde,

A treuthles tongue that turnes with eviry tyde,
A double deillar with dissait indeud,
A luiker bak vhare he wes bund to byde,
A retrospicien vhom the Lord outspeud,

A brybour baird that mekle baill hes breud,
Ane hypocrit, ane ydill atheist als,
A skurvie skybell for to be esheud,
A faithles, feckles, fingerles, and fals,

A Turk that tint Tranent for the Tolbuith :
Quha reids this riddill he is Sharpe forsuith.



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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