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James I of Scotland

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

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,
Repress the proud, maintaining aye the right,
Walk always so, as ever in his sight,
Who guards the godly, plaguing the profane:
And so ye shall in Princely virtues shine,
Resembling right your mighty King Divine

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,030 Points Is It Poetry (5/3/2009 1:42:00 PM)

    This is just an awesome peach of truth..in power it sways..no one..except the axe to fall even swifter to they who disobey the crowns cover..of fools...iip (Report) Reply

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