Dead Language

AMONG the many English who visited Paris in 1815 was Alderman Wood, who

had previously filled the office of Lord Mayor of London. He ordered a

hundred visiting cards, inscribing upon them. Alderman Wood, feu Lord

Maire de Londres, which he distributed amongst people of rank, having

translated the word late into feu, which we need hardly state

means dead.

Dangerously Well Dean Swift And King William facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail