Sentence Examples with the word great commoner

In this place he remained after the great commoner had withdrawn from the cabinet, but in December 1762 he threw it up. Bute, alarmed at the growth in numbers and in influence of his enemies, tried to buy back Townshend's co-operation by sundry tempting promises, and at last secured his object in March 1763 with the presidency of the board of trade.

By the acceptance of a peerage the great commoner lost at least as much and as suddenly in popularity as he gained in dignity.