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Stanzas on Some Skulls in Beauly Abbey, Near Inverness

I In silent barren Synod met, Within those roofless walls where yet The shafted arch and carved fret Cling to the ruin, The brethren’s skulls mourn, dewy wet, Their creed’s undoing. II The mitred ones of Nice and Trent Were not so tongue-tied — no, they went Hot to their Councils, scarce content With orthodoxy; …

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