Quotation by Elizabeth I

Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), British Queen of England. Quoted in A Short History of the English People, ch. 7, J.R. Green (1874).

Attributed remonstrance to Sir Robert Cecil, who had urged her to go to bed in her last illness, March 1603; both Robert and his father William Cecil (Lord Burghley) were secretaries of state to Elizabeth.
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