Quotation by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl Of Rochester

Here lies our Sovereign Lord, the King
Whose word no man relies on:
He never said a foolish thing
Nor ever did a wise one.
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680), British poet, courtier. The King's Epitaph.

Written on the door of Charles II's bedchamber; on seeing it, the king is said to have replied, "This is very true: for my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers'...."
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