William Dunbar Poems

William Dunbar was a Scottish poet born in the mid-1400s. Throughout his career, he wrote prolifically. He and his work are commonly associated with the court of King James  IV. His poetry utilized various forms and meters. Read more about William Dunbar.

Sweet Rose of Virtue

by William Dunbar

‘Sweet Rose of Virtue’ by William Dunbar describes the changed feelings of a speaker who no longer understands a woman he used to love. 

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