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Poem by Alexander Montgomerie


Sonnet 48. To M. D. I


              For Skelmurley

Sweet Philomene, with cheiping chyrris and charris,
In hauthornes vher thou hyds thy self and hants,
Beuailing thy virginitie thou wants,
My harte to grone for very grief thou garris.

Thy mirthles mone my melody so marris ;
Vhill as thy changing, chivring nots thou chants,
The peircing pyks groues at thy gorge thou grants ;
So neir is skaith, suppose thou skantly skarris.

For muming I may be thy mirthles match :
As thou art banishd, so am I exyld ;
As thou art trumped, so am I begyld ;
Thou art vnweirdit, I a woful wrech ;

Thou art ashamed to shau thy secreit smart :
My ladyis bagie beirs my bluidy hart.



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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