18th-century Politician Quotes
I bow to no man for I am considered a prince among my own people. But I will gladly shake your hand.
On being presented to King George III
At the opening of the session on 31 Oct. 1776, Shelburne denounced the king's speech as 'a piece of metaphysical refinement,' and the defence set up for it as:Nothing more than a string of sophisms, no less wretched in their texture than insolent in their tenor.