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Poem by Alexander Montgomerie


Sonnet 45. John Jhonsone - Jane Maxwell


Sueit soull, perceive hou secreit I conceill,
Rad to reveill that peirtly I propone.
Look ony one before me loved so leill ;
Examene weill ; oh ! oh ! we seet in none.

Good love is gone, except my love alone,
Thoght gromes can grone as they wald give the ghost ;
Half mangd almost, als stupefact as stone,
Lyk treuth in throne, they look as they wer lost.

They turne, they tost, they rave, they rage, they rost.
As catives crost, vhill they jour favour find.
To bid jou bind thair purpose, runs the post ;
Bot bund they bost how .   .   .

Jit trying tyme, the touchstone of my treuth,
As resone wold, requests jou to haif reuth.



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 71. Epitaph of the Maister of Work, [Sir Robert] Drummond of Carnok, [Khight]


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