Quotation by Elizabeth I

That milkmaid's lot is better than mine, and her life merrier.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 1, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).

Said to one of her attendants in 1554, when she was still Princess Elizabeth, during her imprisonment for treason; she had heard a milkmaid singing at her work.
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