Quote of the day 5th March 2023

The Painter George Jones supposedly bore some resemblance to the First Duke of Wellington, and was occasionally mistaken for him. Jones, who idolised the Duke, was said to be very proud of the resemblance.

When this was mentioned to the Iron Duke, he supposedly remarked, 

"Mistaken for me, is he? That's strange, for no one ever mistakes me for Mr. Jones".

However, the quote at the top of the post suggests that in fact Wellington was once mistaken for Jones. The story goes that the Iron Duke was greeted by a stranger with the words 

"Mr Jones, I believe?"

Wellington replied, "Sir, if you will believe that you will believe anything."


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