A True Courtier





ONE day, when Sir Isaac Heard was in company with George III., it was

announced that his majesty's horse was ready for hunting. Sir Isaac,

said the king, are you a judge of horses?--In my younger days, please

your majesty, I was a great deal among them, was the reply. What do

you think of this, then? said the king, who was by this time preparing

to mount his favorite: and, without waiting for an answer, added, we

call him. Perfection.--A most appropriate name, replied the courtly

herald, bowing as his majesty reached the saddle, for he bears the

best of characters.





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