This section is from the book "The Corner Cupboard; Or, Facts For Everybody", by Robert Kemp Philp. Also available from Amazon: The Corner Cupboard; or Facts for Everybody.
Ax Empty Boast - At Vienna there was formerly a gate called the Five Vowels. It was a gate of the Palace, then described as A E I O U, meaning, Austria est imperare orbi universo ; i. e., " Austria is to govern the whole world."
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