Society anecdotes (Post No.3940)


Lord Balfour (former Prime Minister of United Kingdom)

Compiled by London Swaminathan


Date: 25 May 2017


Time uploaded in London: 6-18 am


Post No. 3940


Pictures are taken from various sources such as Face book, Wikipedia and newspapers; thanks.




Disappointing Lord!


Lord Balfour was visiting friends in Scotland. One evening, while attending a dinner given in his honour, he noticed that the little daughter of his host was eyeing him covertly. He smiled to her and she, plucking up courage asked him,

“Are you really and truly an English Lord?”

“Yes, he answered gravely, really, truly”.

“I have often thought I should like to see an English Lord”

She went on and….and

“And now you aware satisfied”, he asked her.

“N……. no she answered slowly, I am not satisfied.I am a good deal disappointed”.




Young Bible, but not Lettered!

At a fashionable salon in London appeared , a young gentleman, the son of His Majesty’s printer who had the patent to print the Bibles. He was dressed in green and gold. Being a new face and extremely elegant, he attracted the attention of the whole company. A general murmur prevailed in the room, to learn who he was.


Colley Ciber, the outrageous wit, who was present, instantly made reply, loud enough to be heard by everybody:

“Oh don’t you know him?

It is young Bible, bound in calf and gilt, but not lettered”.


More Introduction Anecdotes

W Wilson (former President of America)

Woodrow Wilson’s Rejoinder!

When Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton he was called upon to be the chief speaker at an educators banquet in New York . Dr Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia was toast master. When the time came to introduce the principal speaker, Dr butler presented him as “A sleepy man from a sleepy little college in a sleepy little town”.

Wilson rose and opened his remarks by saying,

“The charge of sleepiness could never be brought against Dr Butler for is it not said in the scriptures,

Lo, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”




Unbroken Blemish!

At a banquet in Dublin a toast master was delivering a eulogy of Sir Henry Irving

“Sir Henry”, he said, “is not only the artist of the first rank, the first of his profession to be honoured with a knighthood, but is also a man of utmost integrity and highest honour. It would not be too much to say that his has been a life of unbroken blemish”.





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