Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

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Jenkinson in 1790s

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (7 June 1770 – 4 December 1828) was a British politician, and the longest serving prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1812 - 1827.


  • Youth is not the age of pleasure; we then expect too much, and we are therefore exposed to daily disappointments and mortifications. When we are a little older, and have brought down our wishes to our experience, then we become calm and begin to enjoy ourselves.
    • Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors, 931 ; Subjects, 1393 ; Quotations, 10, 200, p. 399
  • France is your natural enemy ; she is more so as a republic than as a monarchy. We know less at what point a nation will stop than a king.
    • History of the War in the Peninsula, Under Napoleon, Volume 1, p. 122

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