John Dryden

(1631 - 1700 / England)

Upon The Death Of The Viscount Of Dundee - Poem by John Dryden

O last and best of Scots! who didst maintain
Thy country's freedom from a foreign reign;
New people fill the land now thou art gone,
New gods the temples, and new kings the throne.
Scotland and thou did each in other live;
Nor wouldst thou her, nor could she thee survive.
Farewell! who, dying, didst support the state,
And couldst not fall but with thy country's fate.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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