& politics . . .

‘ The nation was then in that ferment against . . . the ministry . . . and as it has been said, that Tories are Whigs when out of place, and Whigs, Tories when in place; so, as a Whig administration ruled with what force it could, a Tory opposition had all the animation and all the eloquence of resistance to power, aided by the common topicks of patriotism, liberty, and independence!’

Boswell, Life of Johnson, May 1738

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