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ON STIRLING; SEEING THE ROYAL PALACE IN RUIN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here stuarts [or, stewarts] once in glory reigned
Last Line: Who know them best despise them most.
Subject(s): Scotland


Here Stuarts once in glory reigned,
And laws for Scotland's weal ordained;
But now unroof'd their palace stands,
Their sceptre's sway'd by other hands;
Fallen indeed, and to the earth
Whence groveling reptiles take their birth.
The injured Stuart line is gone,
A race outlandish fills their throne;
An idiot race, to honour lost;
Who know them best despise them most.





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