Poor Isabella's Dead, whose abdication2007 Update: A King's ransom leaving an empty crown, a headless people and countless pretenders to the throne inching towards Democracy.
Set all tongues wagging in the Spanish nation.
For that performance 'twere unfair to scold her:
She wisely left a throne too hot to hold her.
To History she'll be no royal riddle —
Merely a plain parched pea that jumped the griddle.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
ABDICATION, n. An act whereby a sovereign attests his sense of the high temperature of the throne.