But if of Pitt Pitt could not govern without Newcastles corruption, and Newneither could Newcastle govern without Pitts energy.
Even in Pitts day England, however imperfectly, rested its strength on the popular will.
Pitts sole object was to exalt England to a position in which she would fear no rival.
Unhappily, the king could not understand Pitts higher qualities, his bold confidence in the popular feeling, and his contempt for corruption.
When the war came to an end, as it must come to an end sooner or later, Pitts special predominance, derived as it was from his power of breathing a martial spirit into the fleets and armies of England, would come to an end too.