Lord Curzon (whose second wife, Grace, was "seriously rich") had no hope of succeeding Bonar Law as British prime minister. Arthur Balfour was asked by a friend whether "dear George" would be chosen. "No," he firmly declared, "dear George will not." "He will be terribly disappointed," the friend continued. "Oh, I don't know," Balfour drily replied, "He may have lost the hope of glory, but he still retains the means of grace."