Saturday, August 5, 2017

Number 10: Pitt The Elder

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

August Vth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Called Pitt "The Elder" to distinguish himself from his son William Jr. who also became Prime Minister, this "Great Commoner" refused to accept a title until later in life. The Right Honourable The Viscount Earl William Pitt taught young people visiting Parliament that having too much power can have a corrupting influence.

"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it."

IXth Prime Minister,


Source: The Right Honourable The Viscount Earl William Pitt "The Elder", FRS, PC, Ist Viscount Of Burton Pinsent, Ist Earl Of Chatham, Whig (Chathamite), Bath, MDCCLXVI-MDCCLXVIII.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose an ermine robe might have been just the thing for the draughty halls of power.