Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, ACCORDING TO HER ADVOCATES (2), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER



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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, ACCORDING TO HER ADVOCATES (2), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the young hand of darnley locked in hers
Last Line: Over this saddest story of the isles.
Subject(s): Mary, Queen Of Scots (1542-1587); Stewart, Henry. Lord Darnley (1545-1565); Mary Stuart


When the young hand of Darnley locked in hers
Had knit her to her northern doom - amid
The spousal pomp of flags and trumpeters,
Her fate look'd forth and was no longer hid;
A jealous brain beneath a southern crown
Wrought spells upon her; from afar she felt
The waxen image of her fortunes melt
Beneath the Tudor's eye, while the grim frown
Of her own lords o'ermaster'd her sweet smiles -
And nipt her growing gladness, till she mourned,
And sank, at last, beneath their cruel wiles;
But, ever since, all generous hearts have burned
To clear her fame, yea, very babes have yearned
Over this saddest story of the isles.





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