George IV of the United Kingdom

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George IV (as Prince Regent) by Thomas Lawrence, 1814

George IV (1762–1830) was king of the United Kingdom from 1820 until his death. He was the son of George III and his wife was Queen Charlotte. He became Prince Regent when his father became very sick (with what is now thought to be porphyria).

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  • "Harris, I am not well; pray get me a glass of brandy."[1]
Simple: Harris, I am not well; please get me a glass of brandy.
About the quote: Spoken upon seeing his bride, Caroline of Brunswick, for the first time.


  1. "George IV" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed on 18 November 2008

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