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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Do you wish to know the possible weight of a crown?

Do you wish to know the possible weight of a crown? I will meet you with another question—can you tell me how great a king's responsibility may be on earth? They weigh tons these crowns, believe me. The poor kings, propped up as they are by ministers and satellites, can scarcely more than crawl here, so heavy is their burden.

Letters from Hell, L. W. J. S., Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1889