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These never ran
Thrice happy land!
Sunk in the West,
Then shall of war
The Dutch declare.
Then we the Russ
Shall meet and buss.
Then, then shall France
Fall in a trance.
Then, then shall Spain
• Pitt, in a conversation with the Duke of Newcastle, said to him, “ fewer words, my Lord, if you please; for your words have long lost all weight with me.”_W.
When Mr. Pultney was created an Earl, Mr. Pitt said, “ I now know my place in the House of Commons." He distinguished himself greatly against the Hanover troops, and personally against Lord Granville, till the fall of that minister. On the coalition he pretended to desire nothing for himself; but as soon as the junto was placed in good employments, he began opposing again; and in a very short time was made Vice-Treasurer of Ireland.-W.
1759. There has been a great quarrel between Mr. Pitt and Lord Anson, on the negligence of the latter. I suppose they will be reconciled by agreeing to hang some Admiral.-W.
When the Duke of Newcastle pretended to govern the House of Commons by Sir Thomas Robinson, Pitt, with utter contempt, said, “he might as well send his jack-boot to govern us.”—W. Hambden had every att
of a buffoon but wardice, and none of the qualifications of his great ancestor, but courage.-W.
Hambden drew a burlesque picture of Pitt and Lyttleton, under the titles of Oratory and Solemnity; and painted in the most comic colours what mischiefs Rhetoric had brought upon the nation, and what emoluments to Pitt. Pitt flamed into a rage, and nodded menaces of the highest import to Hambden, who retorted them undaunted with a droll voice that was naturally hoarse and inarticulate.-W.
HISTORY OF THE NEW MINISTRY,
PROPOSED BY THE
EARL OF BATH.
WHILE the Politicians are thinking of Prince Charles passing the Rhine, and of our armies passing nothing but its time; the Critics, a no less profound race of men, are busied on the Heroic opposition, as it is called, of Garrick; and for the brave stand supposed to be made for Theatric liberty by that second Queen of Hungary, Mrs. Clive, against the claims and pretensions of the patentee.
As, therefore, I think the English Constitution, at least, as much concerned about DruryLane wars, as about any in Germany, I shall confine the speculations of to-day to affairs at home, persuaded that no precipitation on the banks of the Rhine will make any considerations