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Definition of King

  KING   noun
A male person commonly known in America as a 'crowned head,' although he never wears a crown and has usually no head to speak of.
  A king, in times long, long gone by,
      Said to his lazy jester:
  'If I were you and you were I
  My moments merrily would fly --
      Nor care nor grief to pester.'

  'The reason, Sire, that you would thrive,'
      The fool said -- 'if you'll hear it --
  Is that of all the fools alive
  Who own you for their sovereign, I've
      The most forgiving spirit.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


Last updated: 9/3/2011 12:48:30