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James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

February 19

Lines on the Prince of Wales

By Anonymous

  • (Oldest son of James I.)
  • There seems to be little doubt that the death of Henry Prince of Wales, the eldest son of James I., who was born on Feb. 19, 1594, was a national calamity. To his father’s love of study he added what his father entirely lacked—a love of manly sports. He lived to be nineteen years of age and died greatly lamented by the entire nation.

  • LOE where he shineth yonder

    A fixed star in heaven;

    Whose motion heere came under

    None of your planets seaven.

    If that the moone should tender

    The sunne her love and marry,

    They would not both engender

    Soe great a star as Harry.