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

3980 William Pitt

AUTHOR:William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708–1778)
QUOTATION:Reparation for our rights at home, and security against the like future violations. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to the Earl of Shelburne, Sept. 29, 1770.
Note 1.
”Indemnity for the past and security for the future.”—Russell: Memoir of Fox, vol. iii. p. 345, Letter to the Hon. T. Maitland. [back]