Quotation by Benjamin Disraeli

No it is better not. She would only ask me to take a message to Albert.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881), British statesman, author. Quoted in Disraeli, ch. 32, Robert Blake (1966).

Remark on hearing that Victoria would like to see him during his last illness. W.H. Auden quotes Disraeli's remark slightly differently: "What's the use? She would only want me to take a message to dear Albert." (A Certain World, "Words, Last," 1970).
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