Retired Bloke Quote

“The danger to the country, to Europe, to her vast Empire, which is involved in having all these great interests entrusted to the shaking hand of an old, wild, and incomprehensible man of 82, is very great!”

Queen Victoria, 1819-1901, Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837

(On Gladstone’s last appointment as Prime Minister, in letter to Lord Lansdowne, 1892)

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