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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3978
AUTHOR:William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708–1778)
QUOTATION:A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is something behind the throne greater than the King himself. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Chatham Correspondence. Speech, March 2, 1770.
 
Note 1.
Quoted by Lord Mahon, “greater than the throne itself.”—History of England, vol. v. p. 258. [back]
 

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