Greate is the man and gret is the report;
We creddit him with muche and goodly change
He gives to all a lyfe of finest sport
To towers white this boldnes is not strange.
Nor vnto those in which great honour plant
Nor youthful mynds whose valeur he bringth in,
To him a crescent silver and arms grant
Quarterly sable and vert, a dragon
passant Or between in chief two crosses
of Santiago argent, an orle Or.
Queen Vienna and King Wilhem bid all see
Thomas de Marr honored before us all
On the 23rd of March, year fifty-three
At Bridge Barony’s beloved Black Rose Ball.
Words by Aneleda Falconbridge, for Thomas de Marr, 16th century Scottish gentleman
In the style of “
VPON SIR GEORGE WHARTON
Greate was the wrong but gretar the report;
yet creddit was repayred with reuenge,
with loss of lyfe after such martial sort,
as to faint hartes this boldnes will seme strange.
But vnto those which ar to honour borne,
and mynds resents the valeur of there race,
suche noble harts which couardyce ay scorne
may well condoole our deathe but not disgrace