Quotation by Anthony Henley

You know, what I very well know, that I bought you. And I know, what perhaps you think I don't know, you are now selling yourselves to somebody else; and I know, what you do not know, that I am buying another borough. May God's curse light upon you all: may your houses be as open and common to all Excise Officers as your wifes and daughters were to me, when I stood for your scoundrel corporation.
Anthony Henley (d. 1745), British politician, Memeber of Parliament for Southampton. Letter, 1734, to his constituents. Notes and Queries, Second Series (1861).
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