Gladstone Swings with the Queen

Gladstone once accosted Disraeli on the topic of the latter’s renowned wit, observing that Disraeli had the reputation of being able to make a joke on any subject. Disraeli responded that that was quite possible. “Then I challenge you,” said Gladstone. “Make a joke about Queen Victoria.”

“Sir,” replied Disraeli, “Her Majesty is not a subject.”

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