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LORD ELDON always pronounced the word lien as though it were lyon;
and Sir Arthur Pigot pronounced the same word lean. On this Jekyll
wrote the following epigram:--

Sir Arthur, Sir Arthur, why, what do you mean,
By saying the Chancellor's lion is lean?
D'ye think that his kitchen's so bad as all that,
That nothing within it will ever get fat?





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