Alexander Hume, an early poet-pastor of Logie, and his intimates: Alexander Hume, 1560-1609, Sir William Alexander, earl of Stirling, 1567-1640, John Shearer, provost of Stirling, circa 1565-1647

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A. Gardner, 1899 - 315
 

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Strona 53 - It opens as follows : — 0 perfect light, which shed away The darkness from the light, And set a ruler o'er the day, Another o'er the night. Thy glory when the day forth flies, More vively does appear, Nor at mid-day unto our eyes The shining sun is clear.
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