WASHINGTON'S THOUGHT FOR OTHERS
In no way, perhaps, do we show ourselves to be gentle-bred,
more than in our consideration for others.
After Cornwallis had surrendered at Yorktown, he dined
one day with Washington. Rochambeau, the French
commander, was also present, and according to the
custom, being asked for a toast, he said, "The United
Washington, in turn, gave "The King of France."
When Cornwallis's turn came he said, simply, "The
added Washington with a smile.
"Keep him there and I'll drink him a full
bumper!"—and so saying he filled his glass to