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Montrose, (James Graham,) Marquis of, [note] so celebrated for his martial exploits, was also a favourite of the Muses. Watson, [note] in his
Collection, [note] has published eight short amatory pieces, written by his lordship; in one
| “And in the empire of thy heart, |
Where I should solely be,
If others do pretend a part,
Or dare to share with me,
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| Or committees if thou erect, |
Or go on such a score,
I'll smiling mock at thy neglect,
And never love thee more.” &c.
| “Great! good! and just! could I but rate |
My griefs, and thy too rigid fate,
I'd weep the world to such a strain
As it should deluge once again.
But since thy loud-tongu'd blood demands supply
More from Briareus' hands than Argus' eye,
I'll sing thy obsequies with trumpets' sounds,
And write thy epitaph with blood and wounds.
Montrose.”Written with the point of his sword.
| “Let them bestow on every earth a limb, |
And open all my veins, that I may swim
To thee, my Saviour, in that crimson lake;
Then place my parboil'd head upon a stake;
Scatter my ashes, throw them in the air:—
Lord, since thou know'st where all those atoms are,
I'm hopeful, once thou'lt re-collect my dust;
And confident, thou'lt raise use with the just.”