miable Halifax, so long the chief of the American administration, heretofore baffled by the colonies, and held in check by Pitt; willing himself to be the instrument to carry his long cherished opinions of British omnipotence into effect.—There was tird, i. 247.
Rigby to the Duke of Bedford, 10 March, 1763.
In Correspodence of Duke of Bedford, III. 218. The support of Pitt prevented any opposition to the plan.
Two days after, on the ninth day of March, 1763, Charles Townshend came forward w admitted that the impost was odious.
But where, he demanded, can you lay another tax?
Tell me where; tell me where; and Pitt made no answer, but by humming audibly—
Gentle shepherd, tell me where.
The house burst out into a fit of laughterpeeches of the Earl of Chatham, i. 369, 370.
Walpole's Memoirs of Geo. III. Grenville, very warm, stood up to reply; when Pitt, with the most contemptuous look and manner, rose from his seat, made the chairman a low bow, and walked slowly out of the