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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3982
AUTHOR:William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708–1778)
QUOTATION:The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter,—but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
ATTRIBUTION:Speech on the Excise Bill.
 

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