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Bruce And The Abbot

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The Abbot on the threshold stood,
And in his hand the holy rood:
Then, cloaking hate with fiery zeal,
Proud Lorn first answered the appeal; -
'Thou comest, O holy man,
True sons of blessed church to greet,
But little deeming here to meet
A wretch, beneath the ban
Of Pope and Church, for murder done
Even on the sacred altar-stone!-

Well mayst thou wonder we should know
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RAB 16 May 2021

The priest must be William Lamberton.Scotland forgave Bruce in the long run.

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