John Home (22 September 1722 – 5 September 1808) was a Scottish poet and dramatist.
Douglas (first performed 1756)
- In the first days
Of my distracting grief, I found myself
As women wish to be who love their lords.
- I'll woo her as the lion wooes his brides.
- My name is Norval; on the Grampian hills
My father feeds his flocks; a frugal swain,
Whose constant cares were to increase his store,
And keep his only son, myself, at home.
- A rude and boisterous captain of the sea.
- Like Douglas conquer, or like Douglas die.
References to Home's work
- My name is Norval. On the Grampian hills
- It is forgotten, and deserves to be
- ↑ MacDiarmid, Hugh A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, ed. K. Buthlay (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1987), l.2192-5