SIMION GRAHAME was the son of Archibald Grahame, a burgess of Edinburgh. He was born about 1570, and was indebted for a liberal education to King James VI. of Scotland. After he left school he successively became a traveller, soldier, and courtier. In the beginning of the next century he returned from his travels, and in 1604 dedicated to his early patron, then king of England, a small collection of poems under the title of "A Passionate Sparke of a relenting minde." He also wrote a work entitled "Passionado," and another of prose interspersed with poetry, denominated "The Anatomie of Humours." He died in 1614.