The poems of sir Richard Maitland. With an appendix of selections from the poems of sir J. Maitland, lord Thirlestane and of T. Maitland

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Página xvi - The labour of compiling so rich a collection was undertaken by the author during the time of pestilence, in the year 1568, when the dread of infection compelled men to forsake their usual employments, which could not be conducted without admitting the ordinary promiscuous intercourse between man and his kindred men.
Página xii - It is there said, that the verses ' were in' tended to have been prefixed to the Evergreen, and are worthy of preservation, not so ' much in regard to any merit which they possess, but as expressing his sentiments re< specting the merits of some of our early Makers.' The Poem consists of eleven stanzas ; Sir Richard Maitland is the subject of the one here given. Heir Lethington the Statisman courts the Nyne, Draps politicks a quhyle, and turns divyne ; Sings the Creation, and fair Eden tint, And...
Página 176 - Elizabeth's protection, that it was scarcely possible for them to refuse putting into her hands a person who had taken up arms against her; but as a sum of money was paid on that account, and shared between Morton and...
Página 158 - Scots for furnishing of the minister, John Knox, in his household ; and because he had been furnished on David Forrester's...
Página 17 - Quha gif the grace to guyde fa prudentlie, That all thy doing be to his plefour ; And of Scotland to the commoditie, Quhilk, under God, thow hes now in thy cure. 40 And gif thy Hienes plefis for to marie, That thow haive help I pray the Trinitie To cheis and tak ane hufband without tarie, To thy honour, and our utilitie ; Quha will, and may, mantein our libertie ; 45 Repleit of wifdome and of godlienes ; Nobill, and full of conftance and lawtie ; With guid fucceffioune, to our quyetnes.
Página 56 - Thai theifis that fteillis, and turfis hame, Ilk ane of thame hes ane to-name ; Will of the Lawis ; Hab of the Schawis : To mak bair wawis Thay think na schame.
Página 16 - Hame to thy native pepill, and cuntrie. 5 Befeikand God to gif the grace to haive Of thy leigis the hairtis faythfullie, And thame in luife, and favour to receave. Now fen thow art arryvit in this land, Our native Princes, and illufter Queine!
Página 30 - With gartens^f of ane new maneir ; To gar thair courtlines be knawin ; And all for newfangilnes of geir. Sumtyme thay will beir up thair gown, To schaw thair wylecot hingeand down ; And sumtyme bayth thay will upbeir, To scaw thair hois* of blak or broun ; And all for newfangilnes of geir.
Página v - JC PORTERFIELD, ESQ. HAMILTON PYPER, ESQ. PA RAMSAY, ESQ. WILLIAM ROBERTSON, ESQ. 45 SIR WALTER SCOTT, BARONET. JAMES SMITH, ESQ. JOHN SMITH, ESQ. JOHN SMITH, ESQ. WILLIAM SMITH, ESQ. 50 GEORGE SMYTHE, ESQ. JOHN STRANG, ESQ. HRH THE DUKE OF SUSSEX. SIR PATRICK WALKER, KNIGHT. WD WILSON, ESQ. 55 JOHN WYLIE, ESQ. [SECRETARY.] ^Tefat^W ***&.'-*.
Página 169 - Inglis toung in ony tymes to cum, unto the tyme the samyn be sene, vewit, and examit be sum wyse and discreit persounis deput thairto be the ordinaris quhatsumeuer And thairefter ane licence had and obteinit fra our Souerane lady and my lord gouernour for imprenting of sic bukis, under the pane of confiscatioun of all the Prentaris gudis, and banissing him of the Realmefor ever.

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