• You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!

    Remarks to Rump Parliament, 20 Apr. 1653. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations describes this as "oral tradition." BulstrodeWhitlocke, Memorials of the English Affairs (1682), describes Cromwell as telling the House that "they has sate long enough, unles they had done more good."