Sunday, September 26, 2010

L'Estrange: A Rich Man and a Foolish Servant.

A Rich Man had a certain block-headed Fellow to his Servant, and the Master would be saying to him at every turn, Well! Thou art the very Prince of Fools! I would I were, says the Man, in a fawcy Huff once, for I would be the greatest Emperor upon the Face of the Earth then, and You yourself should be One of my Subjects.

The Only Universal Monarch is the King of Fools; for the whole Race of Mankind are his Subjects.

Source: L'Estrange 282.
(not in Mille) (not in Perry)

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