William III. and St. Evremond

William was so little of a man of letters,
that on the celebrated French writer, St. Evremond, being presented to him

at St. James's, his majesty had nothing more _apropos_ to say than this,

"You are, I believe, sir, a major-general in your master's service."

Welcome Sight without doubt," said the bishop facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail