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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9700
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous Translations
QUOTATION:The king reigns, but does not govern. 1
 
Note 1.
A motto adopted by Thiers for the “Nationale,” July 1, 1803. In the beginning of the seventeenth century Jan Zamoyski in the Polish parliament said, “The king reigns, but does not govern.” [back]
 

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