Viscount Montgomery

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    Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.
    William Lamb Melbourne, 2nd Viscount (1779–1848)

    The fates are not quite obdurate;
    They have a grim, sardonic way
    Of granting them who supplicate
    The thing they wanted yesterday.
    —Roselle Mercier Montgomery (1874–1933)