Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G. Photographed at Osborne by Command of H.M. The Queen, July 22, 1878 [Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)], 1878,
"Sir," Disraeli replied. "Her Majesty is not a subject."
[Victoria's verdict of a 1898 meeting with Gladstone? "He addresses me as if I was a public meeting."]
[Gladstone was something of a cold fish. "Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun," Churchill once remarked, "which I thought served him right."]