Wait, sir, until I am gone!
Standard reply to people proposing changes in the running of Oxford University; quoted in Colin Gordon, Beyond the Looking Glass (1982), p.37
I think sir, since you care for the advice of an old man, sir, you will find it a very good practise, always to verify your references, sir!Martin Joseph Routh
It will lead to nothing, I fear, sirMartin Joseph Routh
But I know, my friends, that you may object to me what St. Irenaeus says.Martin Joseph Routh