Holyrood Palace (Poem by Victor Hugo)

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Holyrood Palace
By Victor Hugo

Palace and ruin, bless thee evermore!
Grateful we bow thy gloomy tow'rs before;
For the old King of France hath found in thee
That melancholy hospitality
Which in their royal fortune's evil day,
Stuarts and Bourbons to each other pay.

FOOTNOTE: King Charles X.

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