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James I of Scotland

(July 1394 – 21 February 1437 / Edinburgh, Scotland)

Poems of James I of Scotland

1. Spring Song of the Birds 1/1/2004
2. The Argument 1/1/2004
3. The King's Quire (excerpt) 1/1/2004

The Argument

GOD gives not Kings the style of Gods in vain,
For on his Throne his Scepter do they sway:
And as their subjects ought them to obey,
So Kings should fear and serve their God again
If then ye would enioy a happy reign,
Observe the Statutes of your heavenly King,
And from his Law, make all your Laws to spring:
Since his Lieutenant here ye should remain,
Reward the just, be stedfast, true, and plain,

[Hata Bildir]