Nat Lee And Sir Roger L'estrange

THE author of Alexander the Great, whilst confined in a madhouse, was

visited by Sir Roger L'Estrange, of whose political abilities Lee

entertained no very high opinion. Upon the knight inquiring whether the

poet knew him, Lee answered:--

Custom may alter men, and manners change:

But I am still strange Lee, and you L'Estrange:

I'm poor in purse as you are poor in brains.