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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Bishop Mountain
 
        [George J. Mountain; born at Quebec about 1789; became first bishop of Quebec about 1837; died 1863.]
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If your Majesty had faith, there would be no difficulty.
          William IV. expressed a doubt, in the presence of Dr. Mountain, whom he should appoint to the new see of Quebec. “If your Majesty had faith, there would be no difficulty,” suggested the quick-witted divine; “because you would say to this Mountain, ‘Be thou removed into that see,’ and it would be done.” The witticism won him the appointment.
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