Treasure Island

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: spring, happy, fear, god

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Argument by James I of Scotland )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Finally We Learn Nine 71, Anne Tardos
  2. The Thing Nine 70, Anne Tardos
  3. The Right Tone Nine 69, Anne Tardos
  4. Why I write it?, Cigeng Zhang
  5. Over golden page, hasmukh amathalal
  6. The Pedlar, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  7. Everything Nine 68, Anne Tardos
  8. Don't Blame Me Nine 67, Anne Tardos
  9. My Love Is Strong Nine 66, Anne Tardos
  10. Lacan Says Nine 64, Anne Tardos

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ernest G Moll

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]