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  • ''He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.''
    King Charles II (1630-1685), British monarch, King of Scotland (1651-1685), King of England (1660-1685). Quoted in Macaulay, History of England, vol. 1, ch. 4 (1849). His attributed last words on his deathbed.
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  • ''Let not poor Nelly starve.''
    King Charles II (1630-1685), British King of Great Britain and Ireland. quoted in The History of My Own Time, vol. 1, bk. 3, Gilbert Burnet (1724). Said on his deathbed, referring to his mistress, Nell Gwynne.

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