“…instead of sociétés de bienfaisance, there ought to be undertaking of great things. And instead of selling three or four dozen of Roumanian chemise to Liberty* in London we might send them all over the world; and chairs and covers and curtains and dresses embroidered here, and many other things.”
Queen Elisabeth of Romania, Bucarest, January, 1902.
*Liberty: “the great London silkhouse”, a long-established department store, one of the most prestigious in London.
Source: Letters and poems of Queen Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva) with an introduction and notes by Henry Howard Harper, Boston, The Bibliophile Society, 1920.