Dean wished he could follow the lead of the pensioners and catch a nap.
Here is the royal hospital for pensioners and maimed soldiers.
The pensioners now live out and the hospital has been converted into artisans' dwellings.
In 1888 a Portuguese resident was stationed at Salvador, and the kings of Congo became pensioners of the government.
One of these provided that all matters relating to the government shall be transacted in the Privy Council, and that all resolutions "shall be signed by such of the Privy Council as shall advise and consent to the same"; and another declared that all office-holders and pensioners under the Crown shall be incapable of sitting in the House of Commons.