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George III
(1738-1820) born on
Jun 04
British ruler. He was King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1760-1820; known for mental attacks and his support of policy that led to the loss of the American colonies.
         
   
F
Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.

R
A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.
A
George the Third
Ought never to have occurred
One can only wonder
At so grotesque a blunder.
N
[O]nce vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.
K
'Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well ?' 'Very well indeed, sir,' was the enthusiastic answer. 'I am glad of that,' replied the king; 'for there was nothing in it.'
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: First Speech in Parliament, 1760.
R: In "The Stein and Day Dictionary of Definitive Quotations," by Michael McKenna, 1983.
A: Of George III by E. C. Bentley; in "Dictionary of Quotations," by Bergen Evans, 1968.
N: In "The Experts Speak," by Victor Navasky & Christopher Cerf, 1984.
K: In "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions," by Edmund Fuller, 1970.
   


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