„There, I guess King George will be able to read that!“

—  Хэнкок, Джон, Misattributed, Quoted in "John Hancock and Bull Story" at snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/history/american/hancock.asp as one variant of traditional anecdotes of Hancock's purported exclamation at signing the United States Declaration of Independence; there are actually no contemporary or credible accounts of any of the signers declaring anything at the signing. Variants: There! John Bull can read my name without spectacles and may now double his reward of £500 for my head. That is my defiance. The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward. King George can read that without spectacles!
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