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Single-Speech Hamilton

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The Right Hon. W. G. Hamilton, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland, spoke one speech, but that was a masterly torrent of eloquence which astounded everyone. (November 13th, 1755.)

“No one likes a reputation analogous to that of ‘single-speech Hamilton.ʹ”—The Times.


“Or is it he, the wordy youth,

So early trained for statesman’s part,

Who talks of honour, faith, and truth,

As themes that he has got by heart,

Whose ethics Chesterfield can teach,

Whose logic is from Single-speech?”


Sir Walter Scott: Bridal of Triermain, ii. 4.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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