A Book of Words
Selections from speeches and addresses delivered between 1906 and 1927
Banquet at the Sorbonne
19 November 1921
by Leonee Ormond
As far as I can recall, my talk at Paris was to the effect that in the thousand years of our varied relations we had tried each other out and had conceived a lasting respect for each other: and understood that we were the guardians of what remains of civilisation in the world.
[Letters, Thomas Pinney (Ed.) , vol 6 p.136]