Robert Walpole

  1. Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
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  • Robert Walpole, as leading politician at that time, became indispensable to George I, despite their mutual dislike for each other.
  • That celebrated interlude is associated with the strong preference for peace of Sir Robert Walpole.
  • All history is a lie," observed Sir Robert Walpole, the corruptionist, mindfull of what was likely to be written about himself; and "What is history," asked Napoleon, the conqueror, "but a fable agreed upon? Marse Henry : an autobiography,
  • None of his predecessors - not even the autocratic Sir Robert Walpole - ever absented themselves so much from the Commons chamber.
  • An 18th century pamphlet The Budget Opened likened Sir Robert Walpole to a mountebank opening his ` wallet of quack medicines and conjuring tricks '-- a less polite explanation of the term budget in its financial sense than the discreeter view that it refers to the ` Chancellor's leather bag or dispatch box,' hence to its contents. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 1
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