“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.”
“Today, at least here in the US, the only thing that has exceeded our poor choice in clothing is our terrible manners. I do not know how long I might live, but I’ll not ask for another second in this bargain basement society.”