This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.
Elizabeth I of England, when she was told that she was Queen (17 November 1558) — the words are from Psalm 118
The university in Elfland offered me the job on 23 December 2011. After the interview, being the dramatic creature that I am, I planned that if they should offer me the job, I would utter Elizabeth’s words upon receiving the offer. But when I read the offer, I was simply dumbfounded and spoke nothing.