William Alexander

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William Alexander

William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (c. 1567 in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire – 12 February 1640) was a Scottish poet.


  • O if thou knew’st how thou thyself dost harm,
    And dost prejudge thy bliss, and spoil my rest;
    Then thou would’st melt the ice out of thy breast
    And thy relenting heart would kindly warm.
    • Sonnet: To Aurora.
  • The weaker sex, to piety more prone
    • Doomsday, Hour v, lv [1].

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