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Robert Walpole

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Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.

— Robert Walpole

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I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war; but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from.

— Robert Walpole

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The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!

— Robert Walpole

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All those men have their price.

— Robert Walpole

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And here a most heinous charge is made, that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge of our debts and the abolition of taxes.

— Robert Walpole

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But I have the satisfaction, at the same time, to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors.

— Robert Walpole

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I am called repeatedly and insidiously prime and sole minister.

— Robert Walpole

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I happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary, and I had the good fortune to have the majority of both houses of Parliament on my side.

— Robert Walpole

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I have never been afraid of making patriots; but I disdain and despise all their efforts.

— Robert Walpole

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Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House, in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?

— Robert Walpole

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His father Robert Walpole was a Whig politician who represented the borough of Castle Rising in the House of Commons. His Name will not be recorded in History among the best men or the best Ministers but much much less ought it to be ranked among the worst. His mother was Mary Walpole (née Burwell) and he was the third of seventeen children eight of whom died during infancy.

Because of his homely ways and strong Norfolk roots he was often known to both friends and detractors as "the fat old Squire of Norfolk. Robert Walpole 1st Earl of Orford KG KB PC (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745) known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole was a British statesman who is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. ".

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