torsdag 19 augusti 2010

Versifierad kung

På dörren till kung Charles IIs sängkammare fäste poeten Lord Rochester denna vers:

Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King,
Whose word no man relies on,
Who never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one.

Till detta replikerade kungen: "This is very true: for my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers".

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