„I set out as a sort of self-dependent politician. My opinions were my own. I dashed at all prejudices. I scorned to follow anybody in matter of opinion.... All were, therefore, offended at my presumption, as they deemed it.“

— William Cobbett, Political Register, LXXV, pp. 364-365 (4 February 1832).
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