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performed June 24, 1902, referring to the postponement of his coronation, which had been fixed for June 26, 1902. It took place, Aug. 9, 1902. (Daily Telegraph, June 28, 1902). Will you tell the Archdeacon ?

will you move a vote of thanks for his kindness in

performing the ceremony? DEAN ALFORD (1810-71)-Last words, referring to his funeral service. Win hearts, and you will have

all men's hearts and purses. LORD BURLEIGH (1520-98)—to Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Without courage there cannot

be truth, and without truth

there can be no other virtue. Sir WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832). Wit is in general the finest sense

in the world. I had lived long before I discovered that

wit was truth. DR. PORSON (1759-1808). Woe is me!

THOMAS Fitz-STEPHEN, Captain of the White Ship, which struck on a rock off the Normandy coast. All on board perished, including Prince William, son of Henry I., with the exception of a butcher of Rouen named Berold. The captain, swimming above the wreck, asked one of the survivors where the prince was and, on being told that he had not appeared, uttered the above words and sank: (see Mrs. Hemans' poem “He never smiled again.”) Another version is: “Woe! woe to

(Dickens, Child's History of Enl., ch x.) Woman is ilke the reed, which

bends to every breeze, but

breaks not in the tempest. ARCHBISHOP WHATELY (1787

1863). Cf. La Fontaine's fable, Le Chêne et le Roseau. Woman have the understanding

of the heart, which is better

than that of the head. SAMUEL ROGERS (1763-1855). Cf. Montaigne's “ Les femmes ont l'esprit primesautier." (Women have ready wits) Wonderful, wondreful, this

death! WILLIAM ETTY (1787-1849)Last words. World without end. Amen!

JOHN BUNYAN, author of Pil. grim's Progress (1628-88)-Last words. Preceded by: “Weep not for me, but for yourselves. I go to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who no doubt will receive me, though a sinner, through the mediation of our Lord Jesus Christ; where I hope we shall ere long meet to sing the new song and remain happy for ever-for ever.” Would you be surprised to hear?

Sir John COLERIDGE (1821-94) --a phrase frequently used by him in the course of the famous Tichborne trial.

The civil and criminal proceedings lasted from June, 1871, till Feb 28, 1874.

It is said that it was Charles Bowen (1835-94) who, in consultation, invented the phrase. “The object with which it was devised," says Sir Herbert Stephen, was to abstain from giving in the form of the question the least hint as to whether it would be correctly answered in the affirmative or in the negative." Ye be burly, my Lord of

Burghley, but ye shall make less stir in our realm than my Lord of Leicester.

me !"

Queen ELIZABETH (1533-1603). Yes, it would be rash to say that

they have no reasons. THOMAS Carlyle (1795-1881)Last words, to Froude. Preceded by : “I am very ill. Is it not strange that these people should have chosen the very oldest man in all Britain to make suffer in this way?” Froude said “We do not know exactly why those people act as they do. They may have reasons we cannot guess ai.” Carlyle replied as above. His mind was wandering. Yes, yes, sing that for me. I

am poor and needy. CORNELIUS (COMMODORE ") VANDERBILT (1794-1877) -- Last words, to some one who was singing to him the hymn “Come, ye sinners, poor and needy." You are fighting for an earthly

crown; I am going to receive

a heavenly one. COLONEL JAMES GARDINER (1688-1745)—Last words attributed to him, but see Doddridge's Life, 1747, p. 187, and note to Scoit's Waverley, ch. xlvii. You are going to leave us, but

I will never leave you while your head is upon your

shoulders. JOHN PYM (1584-1643) — when Sir Thomas Wentworth was raised to the peerage as Earl of Stratford. You are no longer a parliament:

I tell you, you are no nger

a parliament. OLIVER CROMWELL (1599-1658) --when dissolving the Long Parliament, Apr. 20, 1653. Preceded by: “For shame, get you gone ; give place to honester men ; to those who will more faithfully discharge their trust," and followed by: “The Lord has done with you: he has

chosen other instruments for carrying on his work."

(Hume, Hist. of Engl.) See also What shall we do with this bauble? You can always get the truth

from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the

Presidency WENDELL Phillips (1811-84) — in a speech (Nov. 7, 1860,) on the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency of the U.S. You have not to do with Holbein,

but with me; I tell you of seven peasants I can make as many lords ; but of seven lords I could not make one

Holbein. HENRY VIII. (1491-1547)—to a nobleman who complained of some rude treatment by the painter. See Avec quatre aunes de drap &c. Je puis faire des nobles quand je

veux dic. JAMES I. (1566-1625) is credited with saying, “I can make a lord, but only God Almighty can make a gentleman." You have risen by your gravity:

I have sunk by my levity. John HORNE Tooke (1736-1812) ---remarking to his more prosperous brother that they had reversed the natural order of things. You have swept away our con

stitution, you have destroyed our parliament, but we will have our revenge. We will send into the ranks of your parliament a hundred of the greatest scoundrels of the

kingdom. HENRY GRATTAN (1750-1820), referring to the Irish representatives in the British parliament after the Union. You make me drink. Pray leave

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PRINCESS AUGUSTA CHARLOTTE, daughter of George IV. and Queen Caroline (1796-1817)—Last words, dying in childbed. You may call it the accidental

and fortuitous concourse of

atoms. LORD PALMERSTON (1784-1865) -of the combination of parties, led by Disraeli and Gladstone, which defeated the government on the Chinese War, Mar. 5, 1857. (See Quarterly Review, 1835, vol. liii, p. 270) You may go on, sir : so far, the

court is quite with you. LORD ELLENBOROUGH (17501818).-10 a young barrister who began his speech, "The unfortunate client who appears by me”-and stopped short after repeating the words several times. (Campbell Life.) You may polish the pewter till it

shines without its becoming

silver. LORD JUSTICE BOWEN (1835-94) -in a lecture on Education. You must not contrast too

strongly the hours of court. ship with the years of pos

session. BENJAMIN DISRAELI [Earl of Beaconstield](1804-81)---ina speech, Mar. 17, 1845, on agricultural distress. Preceded by :

" There is no doubt a difference in the right honourable gentleman's (Sir Robert Peel] demeanour as leader of the Opposition and as minister of the Crown. But that's the old story ; you must not, &c. You must stand afar off to judge

St. Peter's.
WENDELL PHillir's (1811-84)-

in a speech at Boston (Mass.) Feb.

See Great objects can only be seen, &c. You need not be anxious con

cerning to-night. It will be very peaceful and quiet with

me. WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING (1780-1842)— Last words. Young man, you have heard, no

doubt, how great are the terrors of death: this night will probably afford you some experience; but you may learn, and may you profit by the example, that a conscientious endeavour to perform his duties through life, will

ever close Christian's eyes with comfort

and tranquillity. WILLIAM BATTIE (1704-76)— Last words. Your highness has made me too great for


house. SIR NICHOLAS Bacon, father of Lord Bacon (1510-79)—to Queen Elizabeth when on a visit to him in 1572. Elizabeth had remarked that his house was too small. Your Majesty is not a gentleman.

DUKE OF WELLINGTON (17691852)-reply to George IV in 1822, on the latter protesting that he could not “on his honour as a gentle. man” appoint Canning secretary for foreign affairs. “Your Majesty, I say, is not a gentleman, but the sovereign of England, with duties to your people far above any to yourself”, &c. Your warrant is written in fair

characters, legible without

spelling CHARLES I (1600-49) Joyce, who came with some troopers to conduct him to the army (June 5,





1647) and, in answer to the king's enquiries for his authority, pointed to the soldiers. See Vous avez fait, monsieur, trois fautes d'orthographe. You sit upon a form, but you

stand upon a ceremony. ARCHBISHOP WHATELY (17871863)-replying to his own question, what is the difference between form and ceremony ? Youth, I forgive thee!

RICHARD I (1157-99)--to an archer, named Gourdon, who had wounded him while besieging the castle of Chaluz. He added “ Loose his chains, and give him a hundred shillings. The king died next day, but his order was disobeyed and the archer flayed alive and hanged. You will be hanged if you do.

THOMAS (afterwards) LORD ERSKINE (1750-1823)--reply on a slip of paper to a message from Thelwall, charged with high treason, whom he was defending: Thelwall wrote I'll be hanged if I don't plead my

After Erskine's reply, Thelwall wrote “ Then I'll be hanged if I do." You will never get credit by be

heading me, my neck is so

short. Sir THOMAS MORE (1480-1535) -to the executioner, who had previously asked his forgiveness, which was granted (Hume, Hist. of Engl.) Anne Boleyn (c. 1507-36), wise of Henry VIII, remarked to the Lieu. tenant of the Tower ecutioner is, I hear, very expert ; and my neck is very slender.”

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A cœurs vaillants rien d'impos

Cf, “ Adieu, charmant pays de France

“Que je dois tant chérir ! sible. (Nothing is impossible " Berceau de mon heureuse enfance to valiant hearts.)

“Adieu ! te quitter c'est mourir."

Béranger, Adieu de Marie Stuart. Motto of JACQUES CEur (1400

(Farewell, farewell, sweet land of France, 56)---son of a merchant furrier of

Enshrined in my heart!
Bourges : appointed master of the Home of my childhood's happy hours,

Farewell! 'tis death from thee to part). mint there by Charles VII. Lent

also “Mary, Queen of Scots,” Poem the king (1449) 200,000 gold crowns

by Henry Glassford Beil. See Fareenabling him to undertake the con

well, France, farewell, &c. quest of Normandy. Cf. “It is a strong castle, and strongly guarded ; Adieu, mon cher Morand, je me but there is no impossibility to brave meurs. (Adieu, my dear Mormen.” (Sir Walier Scott, Quentin and, I am dying.) Durward, ch. iii.)

VOLTAIRE (1694-1778)— Last Adieu, chère France ! je ne vous

words. Wagnière, Relation du

Voyage de M. de Voltaire à Paris en verrai jamais plus! (Adieu,

1778, et de sa mort (Mémoires sur dear France ! I shall never see

Voltaire, etc. Longchamp and you more !)

Wagnière, Paris, 1826, p. 163.) Farewell of MARY STUART (1542- Adieu, prince sans terre. (Adieu, 87) to France.

landless prince.) The lines

LAMORAL, COMTE D'EGMONT ** Adieu, plaisant pays de France.

(1522-68)—when taking leave of O ma patrie

WILLIAM OF ORANGE (1533-84) La plus chérie !” etc.

“the Silent," who had escaped from at one time attributed to her, were

what he considered the murderous written by a journalist, G. Meusnier

intentions of Philip II of Spain. de Querlon (1702-80) who published

Orange replied : Adieu, comte them as hers in 1765 (Dict. of Nat.

sans tête." (Adieu, headless count.) Biog., vol. xxxvi, p. 389).

The Count is one of the principal Another version :

characters in Goethe's tragedy of (Adieu, France! Adieu, France ! Egmont. See Farewell, Oxford je pense ne vous voir plus." (Adieu,

without a head ! France! Adieu, France ! I think Ah! c'est que vous ne savez pas That I shall never see you more.) combien il peut rester de Brantôme, vol. v, pp. 92-4.

bonheur dans trois arpents

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