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Disraeli's Maiden Speech

When Benjamin Disraeli delivered his maiden speech -- a brilliant retort to his old adversary, Daniel O'Connell -- before the English House of Commons in December 1837, he was met with roars of derision from O'Connell's supporters and eventually forced down. "Though I sit down now," he said, glaring at his persecutors, "the time will come when you will hear me."
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