Unlovely, sickly, challenged, royal, died.
And many thought that they had just the plan,
And ere long ev'ry nation chose a side.
'Twas France and Spain against the freer world,
And thirteen years of bloody war ensued,
That ended in a new world order. Hurled
To prominence were many who embued
Such qualities as we admire today
In football. Now, come Sunday, we shall see
Two old belligerents clash in a way
More peaceful, to our pure and utter glee,
As heirs of the Stadtholder and the Kings
Face off upon the pitch. What joy this brings!