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Quotation by Horace Walpole
On Charles [James] Fox declaring in the House of Commons by order of the Prince of Wales that he [the Prince] is not married to Mrs. Fitzherbert, George Selwyn ... said the Prince's instructions to the latter were exactly the words of Othello, "Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore."
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 48, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).
originally written in 1787; the Prince of Wales (later King George IV) had secretly married Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert in 1785.
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