Allow me to offer a toast. Let us drink to the best and noblest of women. Naturally, I mean my own. (But if you direct that toast towards another in your heart, you may trust that I will not pry.)
To the ladies who join us here in the Hall, let me thank you for your friendship and kindness. I will not toast you, but only because you may not drink a toast to yourself -- and I would want to share the wine with you fairly. Wæs Hæl!