Sunday, April 24, 2016

I was in the robe-chamber adjoining to the House of Lords when the King put on his robes.  (George II was then 72 years of age.)  His brow was much furrowed with age, and quite clouded with care.  And is this all the world can give even to a king?  All the grandeur it can afford?  A blanket of ermine round his shoulders,  heavy and cumbersome he can scarce move under it!  A huge heap of borrowed hair, with a few plates of gold and glittering stones upon his head!  Alas, what a bauble is human greatness!  And even this will not endure.
                                                                                                                                               John Wesley

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