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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6427
AUTHOR:Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873)
QUOTATION:The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
Frank, haughty, rash,—the Rupert of debate! 1 
ATTRIBUTION:The New Timon. (1846). Part i.
 
Note 1.
In April, 1844, Mr. Disraeli thus alluded to Lord Stanley: “The noble lord is the Rupert of debate.” [back]
 

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