Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886)
From 1800-1829 Literary Anecdotes

THE late Archbishop Trench, a man of singularly vague and dreamy habits, resigned the see of Dublin on account of advancing years, and settled in London. He once went back to pay a visit to his successor, Lord Plunket. Finding himself back again in his old palace, sitting at his old dinner-table, and gazing across it at his old wife, he lapsed in memory to the days when he was master of the house, and gently remarked to Mrs. Trench,

`I am afraid, my love, that we must put this cook down among our failures.'

From Russell, Collections, p. 289.

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