Alexander, Sir William, Earl Of Stirling
- (?1567-1640)Scottish poet and politician who held various government offices, including secretary of state for Scotland in 1626. He was tutor of Prince Henry of Scotland (1594-1612) and went to England on the accession of James I (also James VI of Scotland). He was an early developer of British colonization of Nova Scotia; he brought many British settlers to "New Scotland." In 1630, King Charles I rewarded his service by making him the Earl of Stirling. "Elegy IV: On the Death of Prince Henry" mourns the death of his pupil. His main publications: To Aurora, 1604, a collection of songs and love sonnets dedicated to James VI (included in The Golden Treasury, Francis T. Palgrave, ed. 1875. Doomesday, 1614. An Encouragement to Colonies, 1624. Four Monarchicke, 1664-67.Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. Founding of New Scotland (Nova Scotia) (www.chebucto.ns.ca/Heritage). Oldpoetry (www.oldpoetry.com). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Poetical Works of Sir William Alexander Volume 2. Maurice Ogle & Co., 1872. Virtual American Biographies (www.famousamericans.net).
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