Quotation by Bertrand Russell

When we say, 'George IV wished to know whether Scott was the author of Waverley,' we normally mean 'George IV wished to know whether one and only one man wrote Waverley and Scott was that man'; but we may also mean: 'One and only one man wrote Waverley and George IV wished to know whether Scott was that man.'
Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), British philosopher. Logic and Knowledge, "On Denoting," p. 52, Allen & Unwin (1956).
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