John Home

Scottish playwright and Presbyterian minister; (1722-1808)

John Home (22 September 17225 September 1808) was a Scottish poet and dramatist.

John Home

Quotes edit

Douglas (first performed 1756) edit

  • In the first days
    Of my distracting grief, I found myself
    As women wish to be who love their lords.
    • Act i, scene 1.
  • I'll woo her as the lion wooes his brides.
    • Act i, scene 1.
  • My name is Norval; on the Grampian hills
    My father feeds his flocks; a frugal swain,
    Whose constant cares were to increase his store,
    And keep his only son, myself, at home.
    • Act ii, scene 1.
  • A rude and boisterous captain of the sea.
    • Act iv, scene 1.
  • Like Douglas conquer, or like Douglas die.
    • Act v, scene 1.

References to Home's work edit

My name is Norval. On the Grampian hills
It is forgotten, and deserves to be[1]

References edit

  1. MacDiarmid, Hugh A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, ed. K. Buthlay (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1987), l.2192-5

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