Wilkes's Tergiversation

WILKES, one day in his later life, went to Court, when George III. asked

him, in a good-natured tone of banter, how his friend Serjeant Glynn

was. Glynn had been one of his most furious partisans. Wilkes replied,

with affected gravity, Nay, sire, don't call Serjeant Glynn a friend of

mine; the fellow was a Wilkite, which your Majesty knows I never


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