The reluctant obedience of distant provinces generally costs more than it is worth.

Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) English writer and politician
“The War of Succession in Spain,” Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Vol. 2 (1843)
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Review of Lord Mahon, History of the War of the Succession in Spain (1832).
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