William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham Quote
A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.
Chatham Correspondence, Speech, March 2, 1770, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Quoted by Lord Mahon, "greater than the throne itself", in History of England, vol. v., p. 258.