Reparation for our rights at home, and security against the like future violations.
William Pitt (1708 - 1778)
Source: Letter to the Earl of Shelburne, Sept. 29, 1770.
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A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.
Source: Chatham Correspondence. Speech, March 2, 1770.
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where laws end, tyranny begins.
Source: Case of Wilkes. Speech, January 9, 1770
Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies; and all That shared its shelter perish in its fall.
Source: The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin. No. xxxvi.
A strong nor'wester's blowing, Bill, Hark! Don't ye hear it roar, now? Lord help 'em, how I pities all Unhappy folks on shore now!
Source: The Sailor’s Consolation, st 1
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