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William Alexander

William Alexander

William Alexander (c.1567 – 1640) was a Scottish poet.

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  • O if thou knew’st how thou thyself dost harm,
    And dost prejudge thy bliss, and spoil my rest;
    Then thou would’st melt the ice out of thy breast
    And thy relenting heart would kindly warm.
    • Sonnet: To Aurora
  • The weaker sex, to piety more prone
    • Doomsday, Hour v, lv

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