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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 me!" (Dickens, Child's History of Engl., ch x.)
Woman is ilke the reed, which bends to every breeze, but breaks not in the tempest. ARCHBISHOP WHATELY (1787
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.
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 at." 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."
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.