Quotation by William Cobbett

I began my editorial career with the presidency of Mr. Adams, and my principal object was to render his administration all the assistance in my power. I flattered myself with the hope of accompanying him through [his] voyage, and of partaking in a trifling degree, of the glory of the enterprise; but he suddenly tacked about, and I could follow him no longer. I therefore waited for the first opportunity to haul down my sails.
William Cobbett (1762–1835), British author, publisher, Member of Parliament. Porcupine's Gazette, No. 799 (January 13, 1800). The Autobiography of William Cobbett: The Progress of a Plough-boy to a Seat in Parliament, ch. 6, p. 73, Faber and Faber Limited (1933).
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