she calls “an astonishing testimonial of regard.”
Colonel Higginson, who presided most charmingly, read many of these tributes aloud, and the Birthday Queen responded in a rhyme scribbled hastily the day before.
Here are a few of the tributes, together with her “reply” :--
each bard of Wales, who roams the kingdom o'er each year salutes his chief with stanzas four; behold us here, each bearing verse in hand to greet the four-leaved clover of our band.
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