Note 029
From Chapter 70 of the Decline & Fall

It was thus that Oliver Cromwell's old acquaintance, who remembered his vulgar and ungracious entrance into the House of Commons, were astonished at the ease and majesty of the protector on his throne (See Harris's Life of Cromwell , p. 27-34, from Clarendon Warwick, Whitelocke, Waller, etc). The consciousness of merit and power will sometimes elevate the manners to the station.

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