James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1612-1650)
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612 – 21 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War developed.
- He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
That dares not put it to the touch
To gain or lose it all.
- My Dear and only Love. Compare: "That puts it not unto the touch/ To win or lose it all", Sir W. F. P. Napier, Montrose and the Covenanters, vol. ii. p. 566.
- I ’ll make thee glorious by my pen,
And famous by my sword.
- My Dear and only Love. Compare: "I ’ll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword", Sir Walter Scott, Legend of Montrose, chap. xv.