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Talk:George III of the United Kingdom

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I am not sure about the accuracy of some of these quotes, I think that "Was there ever such thing as great Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you — what — was there not sad stuff?" at least (& the ones before it)is from the (fictional) play & film 'the madness of George III', filmed as 'the madness of King George'. I haven't deleted it as I am not certain & I don't know if the film incorporated actual quotations from George III, if anyone knows about this could you please clarify. AllanHainey 08:16, 23 September 2005 (UTC)


The quotation about hours of sleep is also attributed to Napoleon on his page. Since George ascended first, he's probably the correct one, but someone may want to look into this.

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  • "'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.'"
  • Six hours sleep are enough for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.
  • My Lords and peacocks.
  • Was there ever such thing as great Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you — what — was there not sad stuff?
  • I glory in the name of Briton!
  • When a petitioner Margaret Nicholson attempted to stab the King he told her with the greatest calmness, "This is a fruit knife madam, it couldn't cut a cabbage."
  • I was the last person to consent to the separation (of America and Britain), but I will be the first to accept the friendship of the United States as an independent power.
    • To John Adams, first United States Minister to Great Britain