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

March 25

On the Union

By Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

  • The Union of Scotland and England by act of King James I of England and VI of Scotland, March 25, 1603.

  • WHEN was there contract better driven by Fate,

    Or celebrated with more truth of state?

    The world the temple was, the priest a king,

    The spoused pair two realms, the sea the ring.