"The lamps are ..." Quote of Edward Grey

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.

1st Viscount Grey Of Falloden, Edward Grey
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey Of Falloden (1862-1933), British statesman. remark, Aug. 3, 1914 (eve of Britain's declaration of war against Germany), London. Twenty-Five Years, vol. 2, ch. 18 (1925).
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