who admire what you have done
at the Foreign Office.
It can't have been easy to educate
the old guard about Germany.
There was a terribIe blind spot there.
I am not popular.
- l bet you're not.
No Mandarin Iikes to be told they've been
hoodwinked by a rogue.
Sir Edward though is a fair man.
There is no grudge there.
Oh, he is supremeIy fair.
He truIy beIieves in the role of
honour in diplomacy.
Oh that's one thing a rogue can never forgive.
Outwit them by stealth or by deceit
and they will grin and bear it.
They might even admire you.
Defeat them by acting honourably and
they will burn for revenge.