Walter Savage Landor Quote

George the First was always reckoned
Vile, but viler George the Second;
And what mortal ever heard
Any good of George the Third?
When from earth the Fourth descended
God be praised the Georges ended!


epigram in The Atlas, 28 April 1855; earlier versions are discussed in Notes and Queries 3 May 1902

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George the First was always reckoned Vile, but viler George the Second; And what mortal ever heard Any good of George the Third? When from earth the...

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George the First was always reckoned Vile, but viler George the Second; And what mortal ever heard Any good of George the Third? When from earth the...

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George the First was always reckoned Vile, but viler George the Second; And what mortal ever heard Any good of George the Third? When from earth the...

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George the First was always reckoned Vile, but viler George the Second; And what mortal ever heard Any good of George the Third? When from earth the...