The New Protestant powers against the Catholic
powers of the Middle Age
‘the orator is vastly well provided for,’ thought Bedford
, in 1746, on the appointment of William Pitt
to a subordinate office of no political influence.
‘I assure your grace of my warmest gratitude,’ wrote Pitt
himself, in 1750, to Newcastle
, who falsely pretended to have spoken favorably of him to the king; and now, in defiance of Bedford
, and the antipathy of the king, he is become the foremost man in England
, received into the ministry as its ‘guide,’ because he alone was the choice of the people, and, by his greatness of soul and commanding eloquence, can restore the state.
On his dismissal in April, no man had the hardihood to accept his place.
A storm of indignation burst from the nation.
and to Legge
, who had also opposed the Russian
, with many other cities, voted its freedom; unexampled discontent pervaded the country.
, whose pusillanimity exceeded his vanity, dared not attempt forming a ministry; and by declining to do so, renewed