Jerome K. Jerome, "Three Men On The Bummel"
"Anybody could rule this country," said George. "I could rule it."
We were seated in the garden of the Kaiser Hof at Bonn, looking down upon the Rhine. It was the last evening of our Bummel; the early morning train would be the beginning of the end.
"I should write down all I wanted the people to do on a piece of paper," continued George, "get a good firm to print off so many copies, have them posted about the towns and villages, and the thing would be done."