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Pitt

1. William, known as Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham. 1708--78, British statesman. He was first minister (1756--57; 1757--61; 1766--68) and achieved British victory in the Seven Years' War (1756--63)
2. his son William, known as Pitt the Younger. 1759--1806, British statesman. As prime minister (1783--1801; 1804--06), he carried through important fiscal and tariff reforms. From 1793, his attention was focused on the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France
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"Where is Sir Pitt Crawley?" said Miss Sharp majestically.
Tinker at this moment made her appearance with a pipe and a paper of tobacco, for which she had been despatched a minute before Miss Sharp's arrival; and she handed the articles over to Sir Pitt, who had taken his seat by the fire.
"You may be sure it's Sir Pitt Crawley, young woman," said Mrs.
After supper Sir Pitt Crawley began to smoke his pipe; and when it became quite dark, he lighted the rushlight in the tin candlestick, and producing from an interminable pocket a huge mass of papers, began reading them, and putting them in order.
I'll throw him over, or my name's not Pitt Crawley.
Whatever Sir Pitt Crawley's qualities might be, good or bad, he did not make the least disguise of them.
Sir Pitt went off after this benediction, and the solemn Tinker, rushlight in hand, led the way up the great bleak stone stairs, past the great dreary drawing-room doors, with the handles muffled up in paper, into the great front bedroom, where Lady Crawley had slept her last.
"You'd better not," said one of the ostlers; "it's Sir Pitt Crawley."
"Keep the box for me, Leader," exclaims the Member of Parliament to the coachman; who replied, "Yes, Sir Pitt," with a touch of his hat, and rage in his soul (for he had promised the box to a young gentleman from Cambridge, who would have given a crown to a certainty), and Miss Sharp was accommodated with a back seat inside the carriage, which might be said to be carrying her into the wide world.
Once Pitt had "reduced public duty to a question of private feeling or personal delicacy," (Lewis, Essays, 252-3) he became ever more inconsistent.
On the pamplet and periodical side - and Pitt rose to political prominence when pamphlets were still the most effective and penetrating political genre - Schweizer has been helped by the fine studies of Robert Spector and Marie Peters.
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