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Thread #29862   Message #382304
Posted By: Fiolar
25-Jan-01 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Queen Victoria
Subject: RE: Queen Victoria
To Grab: It might be useful to ponder the words of Louis McNeice who incidentally was born in Belfast: "Pride in your history is pride In living what your fathers died, Is pride in taking your own pulse And counting in you someone else." An interesting anecdote about Victoria and the donations to the Famine fund is alleged to have happened thus. The Sultan of Turkey was told by the British government to reduce the amount he was prepared to donate as he apparently intended to give more than Her Maj had given.