Friday, June 06, 2008


Richard Brookhiser, What Would the Founders Do? (2006), at 193:
In London, King George III asked Benjamin West, the American-born émigré painter, what Washington would do after the war. West said he would probably go back to his farm in Virginia. His majesty replied that if he did that, he would be the greatest man in the world. Washington went back to his farm.

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