I am the first male member of my family for about three generations who can have reasonable confidence in expecting that I will leave this earth with more or less the same number of fingers, hands, legs, toes and eyes as I had when I was born.
It is fitting that we should have buried the Unknown prime Minister by the side of the Unknown Soldier.
H H Asquith 1922
At Andrew Bonar Law's funeral in Westminster Abbey.
Mr Canning's death will not do all the good it might have done at a later period. But it is still a great public advantage.
Duke of Wellington 1827
If life is a soap opera you shouldn't be in too much of a hurry to get to the final credits.
Michael Portillo 2001