Quotation by Horace Walpole

When the Prince of Wales [later King George IV] and the Duke of York went to visit their brother Prince William [later William IV] at Plymouth, and all three being very loose in their manners, and coarse in their language, Prince William said to his ship's crew, "now I hope you see that I am not the greatest blackguard of my family."
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 65, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).

Originally written in 1788; Prince William was at this time captain of the Pegasus.
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