Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
Spare Moments
The Wounded Sailor
Gallant Daughter
Quartering
Countess De St. Belmont
Johnson And Lord Elibank
Dunning
A Dieppe Pilot




A Polite Mayor

Anecdotes Home




At the time when Queen Elizabeth was making one of her
progresses through the kingdom, a mayor of Coventry, attended by a large
cavalcade, went out to meet her Majesty, and usher her into the city with
due formality. On their return they passed through a wide brook, when Mr.
Mayor's horse several times attempted to drink, and each time his worship
checked him; which the Queen observing, called out to him, "Mr. Mayor, let
your horse drink, Mr. Mayor;" but the magistrate, bowing very low, modestly
answered, "Nay, nay, may it please your Majesty's horse to drink first."





Next: A French Mayor

Previous: Father Bernard



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2981





Random Anecdotes

Charles Vi
Father Bernard
Mysterious Benefactor
Old Ambrose
The Chevalier Bayard
Knowledge
Algerine Captain
Reasons, You Would Ascribe It To A Better Motive
Vendean Servant
Fouche
Bishop And His Clerks
Carving
Mimic Reclaimed
The Gendarmes And The Priest
Filial Affection
The Ladies Of Beauvais
Desertion
Good-natured Author
Lely And The Alderman
Questioning
Bannister
Pope Pius Ix
The Princess Charlotte
An Appropriate Successor
Quartering