Murray, Sir David Of Gorthy

(1567-1629)
   The son of Robert Murray of Abercairny, Perthshire, he was an officer in the household to James VI of Scotland and I of Great Britain. He also served Prince Henry. Charles I bestowed upon him the estate of Gorthy, Perthshire, but he died soon afterward without an heir. He wrote 22 sonnets as well as some other poems. Some of his poems: "A Paraphrase of the 104 Psalme," "Caelia. Containing Certaine Sonets," "Epitaph on the death of his deare cousin," "Gazing from out the windowes of mine eyes," "The Complaint of the Shepheard Harpalus," "The Tragicall Death of Sophonisba."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www. lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Poems by Sir David Murray of Gorthy. James Ballantyne and Co., 1823. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org).

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