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Pilot that weathered the Storm

(The). William Pitt, son of the first Earl of Chatham. George Canning, in 1802, wrote a song so called in compliment to William Pitt, who steered us safely through the European storm stirred up by Napoleon.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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