A Mr Page, a gallant old bachelor, picked up a young lady’s glove, which he restored with the following extempore effusion:
“If but from glove, you take the letter g.
Then glove is love, which I devote to thee”.
Upon which the clever young lady immediately replied
“And if from Page, you take the letter p
Then Page is age, and that won’t do for me.”
It is better to do a wise thing, and say a foolish one, than do a foolish thing and say a wise one.