Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

The standards of His Majesty's taste made all those ladies who aspired to his favour, and who were near the Statutable size, strain and swell themselves, like the frogs in the fable, to rival and bulk and dignity of the ox. Some succeeded, and others burst.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, vol. 2, p. 439, ed. Lord Mahon, London, Richard Bently (1845).

Character of George I, King of England and Elector of Hanover (1660-1727).
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