“ABDICATION, n. An act whereby a sovereign attests his sense of the high temperature of the throne.
Poor Isabella's Dead, whose abdication Set all tongues wagging in the Spanish nation. For that performance 'twere unfair to scold her: She wisely left a throne too hot to hold her. To History she'll be no royal riddle -- Merely a plain parched pea that jumped the griddle. --G.J.”
“I used all of my acting skills. At one point I let them think I had a poor hand. I knew if they smelled weakness, they would try to bluff me and I had "the nuts." The guys put all their chips in when I had the superior hand. Their egos got the best of them. It serves them right to get beaten by a woman.”