The American painter James McNeill Whistler was not a man especially noted for either his modesty or his tact. In 1902 he was living in Paris and while there attended a coronation party for Edward VII together with a number of other Americans also living abroad.
One of the ladies present spoke to him:
"I believe you know King Edward, Mr. Whistler?"
"No madam," said he.
"How very strange," she reflected, "For I met the King last year and I am certain he told me that he knew you."
"That was just his brag," replied Whistler.
---------------A Final Thought ...
"Yes, madam, Nature is creeping up."
- James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), U.S. artist. Quoted in: D. C. Seitz, Whistler Stories (1913, p. 27), to a woman who remarked that a landscape view reminded her of his work