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HENRY VIII

I have always leaned toward the Edwards, but I have admired Henry VIII. He was a great King. I would like to do myself as he did. He married pretty nearly every one who came along. A King has a pretty difficult time of it. He is subject to temptations. So am I. But I get no credit for resisting.
- speech, November 9, 1901. Reported in The New York Times, November 10, 1901

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