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The poems of William Drummond, with life by P. Cunningham

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Excerpt from book: THE WANDERING MUSES: OK, THE RIVER OF FORTH FEASTING: BEING A PANEGYRICK TO THE HIGH AND MIGHTY PRINCE JAMES, KINO OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND. % In the first edition the title stands thus :— " Forth Feasting: a Panegyricke to the King's Most Excellent Majestie.—Printed by Andrew Hart in 1607." HIS SACRED MAJESTY.' If in this storm of joy and pompous throng, This nymph, great King, doth come to thee so near, That thy harmonious ears her accents hear, Give pardon to her hoarse and lowly song. Fain would she trophies to thy virtues rear : But for this stately task she is not strong, And her defects her high attempts do wrong: Yet as she could she makes thy worth appear. So in a map is shewn this flow'ry place : So wrought in arras by a virgin's hand, With heaven and blazing stars doth Atlas stand: So drawn by charcoal is Narcissus' face : She like the morn may be to some bright sun, The day to perfect that's by her begun. i This sonnet is not printed with the Original Edition of " Forth Feasting," but was added when the Poem was repub- lished by Adamson, in the " Muses' Welcome at Edinburgh," in 1617—folio. (D. Laing.) RIVER OF FORTH FEASTING. What blust'ring noise now interrupts my sleeps? What echoing shouts thus cleave my crystal deeps ? And seem to call me from my wat'ry court ? What melody, what sounds of joy and sport, Are convey'd hither from each night-born spring? With what loud rumours do the mountains ring, Which in unusual pomp on tip-toes stand, And, full of wonder, overlook the land? Whence come these glitt'ring throngs, these meteors bright, This golden people glancing in my sight ? Whence doth this praise, applause, and love arise? What load-sta...  
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