Foreign News: Fearful Oath

Last week, Viscount Julian Byng of Vimy, onetime Governor General of Canada (1921-26), presided in London at a banquet attended by Edward of Wales and there loosed what Queen Victoria would have called "a fearful oath."

It came when toasts were going around. Raising his glass, and turning to Edward, the grizzled soldier-Viscount cried: "Damme Sir! We love you for yourself!"

Came a voice, as Edward rose smiling to return the toast: "Your Royal Highness must consider that an 'oath of fealty.'"

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