"I think," said the heir apparent, "that I will add music and dancing to

my accomplishments."

"Aren't they rather light?"

"They may seem so to you, but they will be very handy if a revolution

occurs and I have to go into vaudeville."

The present King George in his younger days visited Canada in company

with the Duke of Clarence. One night at a ball in Quebec, give
in honor

of the two royalties, the younger Prince devoted his time exclusively to

the young ladies, paying little or no attention to the elderly ones and


His brother reprimanded him, pointing out to him his social position and

his duty as well.

"That's all right," said the young Prince. "There are two of us. You go

and sing God save your Grandmother, while I dance with the girls."

And so we sing, "Long live the King;

Long live the Queen and Jack;

Long live the Ten-spot and the Ace,

And also all the pack."

--_Eugene Field_.

FIRST EUROPEAN SOCIETY LADY--"Wouldn't you like to be presented to our


SECOND E.S.L.--"No. Simply because I have to be governed by a man is no

reason why I should condescend to meet him socially."

One afternoon Kaiser Wilhelm caustically reproved old General Von

Meerscheidt for some small lapses.

"If your Majesty thinks that I am too old for the service please permit

me to resign," said the General.

"No; you are too young to resign," said the Kaiser.

In the evening of that same day, at a court ball, the Kaiser saw the old

General talking to some young ladies, and he said:

"General, take a young wife, then your excitable temperament will


"Excuse me, your Majesty," replied the General. "It would kill me to

have both a young wife and a young Emperor."

During the war of 1812, a dinner was given in Canada, at which both

American and British officers were present. One of the latter offered

the toast: "To President Madison, dead or alive!"

An American offered the response: "To the Prince Regent, drunk or

sober!"--_Mrs. Gouverneur_.

A lady of Queen Victoria's court once asked her if she did not think

that one of the satisfactions of the future life would be the meeting

with the notable figures of the past, such as Abraham, Isaac and King

David. After a moment's silence, with perfect dignity and decision the

great Queen made answer: "I will _not_ meet David!"

Ten poor men sleep in peace on one straw heap, as Saadi sings,

But the immensest empire is too narrow for two kings.

--_William R. Alger_.

Here lies our sovereign lord, the king,

Whose word no man relies on,

Who never said a foolish thing,

And never did a wise one.

Said by a courtier of Charles, II. To which the King replied, "That is

very true, for my words are my own. My actions are my minister's."