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" He made an administration, so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dove-tailed; a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here... "
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - Page 183
by Albert von Ruville - 1907
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Chatham, Volume 2

Frederic Harrison - Great Britain - 1905 - 239 pages
...fanciful, described how Lord Chatham " made an administration so chequered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically...so variously inlaid ; such a piece of diversified mosaic ; such a tessellated pavement without cement, here a bit of black stone and there a bit of white...
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ENGLAND UNDER THE HANOVERIANS

C.GRANT ROBERTSON,C.M.G. - 1921
...President) adhered to the 1 " He made an Administration so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically...so variously inlaid ; such a piece of diversified mosaic ; such a tesselated pavement without cement ; here a bit of black stone and there a bit of white...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 66

English literature - 1840
...pleasantry and truth. ' He [Lord Chatham] made an administration so chequered and speckled ; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically...so variously inlaid ; such a piece of diversified mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white;...
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The Literature of Controversy: Polemical Strategy from Milton to Junius

Thomas N. Corns - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 176 pages
...Chatham's cabinet-making of 1766: He made an administration, so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically...cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white;...
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Edmund Burke and the Discourse of Virtue

Stephen H. Browne - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 143 pages
...depiction, it is best quoted at length: He made an administration so checkered and speckled, he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically...cabinet so variously inlaid, such a piece of diversified mosaic, such a tessellated pavement without cement — here a bit of black stone and there a bit of...
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On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

Edmund Burke - History - 2000 - 525 pages
...captive of his own contrivances: He made an administration so checkered and speckled, he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically...cabinet so variously inlaid, such a piece of diversified mosaic, such a tesselated pavement without cement — here a bit of black stone and there a bit of...
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Nobody's Perfect: A New Whig Interpretation of History

Annabel M. Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - History - 2002 - 288 pages
...system of checks and balances: "He made an administration, so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically...cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone; and there a bit of white;...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 600 pages
...afraid, are forever incurable. He made an administration so checkered and speckled, he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically...cabinet so variously inlaid, such a piece of diversified mosaic, such a tessellated pavement without cement, — here a bit of black stone and there a bit of...
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