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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.




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