Old Men ForgetOld Men Forget
is a 1953 autobiography
by Duff Cooper
, Viscount Norwich, detailing his Victorian
youth, and work in literature and politics. The title is taken from a famous speech by the King in William Shakespeare
's Henry V
: "Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot/But he'll remember with advantages/What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,/Familiar in his mouth as household words,/Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,/Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,/Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd."