Catherine the Great Quotes

Two of the best book quotes from Catherine the Great
  1. #1
    “The favour of the Empress was agreeable;
    And though the duty waxed a little hard,
    Young people at his time of life should be able
    To come off handsomely in that regard.”
  2. #2
    “One monstrous diamond […]
    Bestowed upon him, as the public learned;
    And, to say truth, it had been fairly earned”