Foreign News: Pedigreed King

Tart-tongued Timothy Michael Healy, now retiring as Governor General of the Irish Free State (TIME Dec. 26), sat with suspicious placidness, last week, through a long farewell dinner in his honor at Dublin.

Came speechtime. At last "Tim" Healy could take his final fling. Roundly he flayed those Irishmen who disparage the King-emperor, wittily he concluded:

"I have heard much talk about 'our foreign King,' but there is one thing about this 'foreign King,' He is a gentleman and we know his pedigree. I wish we knew as much about those who talk about his...

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