Books : Books : Jan. 28, 1924

Elizabeth*

She Was Unkind

The Sayings:

I am more afraid of making a fault in my Latin than of the Kings of Spain, France, Scotland, the whole house of Guise, and all of their confederates.

When people arrive at my age [41], they take all they can get with both hands, and only give with the little finger.

(To the Earl of Arundel, by way of thanks for his magnificent hospitality, just after his father had been beheaded, and while he planned flight.) Consider yourself a prisoner in your own house....

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