Alexander, Sir William, Earl Of Stirling

Alexander, Sir William, Earl Of Stirling
   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) ( Oldpoetry ( The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. Columbia University Press, 2005 ( 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 (

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