What was said about famed British prime minister William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) as regards his energy?

Answer: Gladstone was a powerhouse of 19th century British politics. Prime minister no fewer than four times, he formed his last ministry aged 84.

He had enormous energy. As a younger man, one of Gladstone’s political mentors said of him, “Gladstone can do in four hours what it takes another man 16, and he works 16 hours a day”

On this basis, in the same time another person was doing one day’s work, the young Gladstone was doing the equivalent of around a week’s work.

Source: The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley

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