James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

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James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (161221 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War developed.

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  • He either fears his fate too much,
    Or his deserts are small,
    That dares not put it to the touch
    To gain or lose it all.
    • My Dear and only Love. Compare: "That puts it not unto the touch/ To win or lose it all", Sir W. F. P. Napier, Montrose and the Covenanters, vol. ii. p. 566.
  • I ’ll make thee glorious by my pen,
    And famous by my sword.
    • My Dear and only Love. Compare: "I ’ll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword", Sir Walter Scott, Legend of Montrose, chap. xv.

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