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Poem by Alexander Montgomerie


Sonnet 27. To R. Hudsone. III


I feid affectione vhen I sie his Grace,
To look on that vhairin I most delyte ;
I am a lizard, fainest of his face,
And not a snaik, with poyson him to byte ;

Quhais shapes alyk, thoght fashions differ quyt :
The one doth love, the other hateth still.
Vhare some taks plesur, others tak despyte :
One shap, one subject, wishis weill and ill ;

Euen so will men Ч bot no man judge [I will,] Ч
Baith loue and loth, and only bot ane thing.
I can not skan these things above my skill.
Loue vhome they lyk ; for me, I loue the King,

Vhose Highnes laughed som tym for to look
Hou I chaist Polwart from the chimney [nook.]



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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