Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.... He was fixed in the house of lords, that hospital of incurables, and his retreat to popularity was cut off; for the confidence of the public, when once great and once lost, is never to be regained.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. Characters of Chesterfield, 1778, repr. Augustan Reprint Society, nos. 259-260, p. 28, University of California, Los Angeles (1990).

Character of William Pulteney, 1st Early of Bath (1684-1764), first minister in the British government in 1746.
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