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James the Good

 

In all his deeds was Douglas true

For nothing would he have to do

With treachery, nor with a lie

His heart was set on honour high

All things did he so nobly do

That he was loved by all he knew

 

But he was not so fair that we

Should praise his looks in high degree

In visage he was rather grey;

His hair was black, so I heard say

His limbs were finely made and long

His bones were large, his shoulders strong

His body was well knit and slim

As those say that set eyes on him

 

When happy, lovable was he

And meek and sweet in company

But those with him in battle saw

Another countenance he wore!

In speech a little lisp had he

That suited him right wondrously.......

(a part of the translation from the book "The Bruce" by John Barbour - the Archdeacon of Aberdeen, which was written in 1375)

 


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