by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1586)

Lord Jesu Chryst that Crounit was with...
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Lord Jesu Chryst that Crounit was with Thornse
Preserve the Birth quhais Badgie heir is borne.
And send Hir Sonce Successione to Reigne still
Lang in this Realme, if that it be Thy will
Als Grant O Lord quhat ever of Hir proseed
Be to Thy Glorie Honor and Prais sobeid.

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Confirmed with A. J. Youngson, The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders, Companion Guides, Woodbridge, 1993, 2001, p. 10.

Note: According to the musicologist Jon Finson, this text is actually anonymous graffiti on the wall of Edinburgh Castle, rather than a poem by Mary Stuart.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-02-03
Line count: 6
Word count: 51