Excerpt from Notes and Queries, Vol. 12: A Medium of Intercommunication for Literary Men, General Readers, Etc.; July-December, 1885
The late Sir William Tits was the architect of the Royal Exchange, and Prince Albert took great interest in the building. In conversation with Sir William the Prince remarked that in his coun try (germany) it was usual to place some motto or inscription on some conspicuous stone or place in buildings of an important and public character. The architect suggested that the Prince should kindly suggest a motto, and the Prince undertook to do it. On a subsequent occasion the Prince told Sir William that he had consulted the late Dean Milman, who had recommended what the Prince thought very appropriate. The motto suggested by the Dean and approved by the Prince was adopted by Sir William Tits, and is now on the front of the Royal Exchange, The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof. A better choice could not have been made. Sir William Tits told me this story; it may be de serving of a place in your interesting paper.
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