Quotation by Anthony Trollope

He loved to sit silent in a corner of his club and listen to the loud chattering of politicians, and to think how they all were in his power—how he could smite the loudest of them, were it worth his while to raise his pen for such a purpose.
Anthony Trollope (1815–1882), British novelist. Tom Towers of the Jupiter, The Warden, vol. 1, ch. xiv, London, Longman (1855).
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