James Graham Marquis of Montrose

Here you will find the Poem My Dear and Only Love of poet James Graham Marquis of Montrose

My Dear and Only Love

My dear and only Love, I pray
 This noble world of thee
 Be govern'd by no other sway
 But purest monarchy;
 For if confusion have a part,
 Which virtuous souls abhor,
 And hold a synod in thy heart,
 I'll never love thee more.

 Like Alexander I will reign,
 And I will reign alone,
 My thoughts shall evermore disdain
 A rival on my throne.
 He either fears his fate too much,
 Or his deserts are small,
 That puts it not unto the touch
 To win or lose it all.

 But I must rule and govern still,
 And always give the law,
 And have each subject at my will,
 And all to stand in awe.
 But 'gainst my battery, if I find
 Thou shunn'st the prize so sore
 As that thou sett'st me up a blind,
 I'll never love thee more.

 Or in the empire of thy heart,
 Where I should solely be,
 Another do pretend a part
 And dares to vie with me;
 Or if committees thou erect,
 And go on such a score,
 I'll sing and laugh at thy neglect,
 And never love thee more.

 But if thou wilt be constant then,
 And faithful of thy word,
 I'll make thee glorious by my pen
 And famous by my sword:
 I'll serve thee in such noble ways
 Was never heard before;
 I'll crown and deck thee all with bays,
 And love thee evermore.