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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

3978 William Pitt

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]