According to tradition, that's what Oliver Cromwell told the English “Rump Parliament” when he dissolved it in 1653.
There seems to be a reference to that fact in the close of his fine letter to the Rump Parliament.
The Rump Parliament consisted entirely of Cromwell's stalactites.
He even had to fight for support in the Rump Parliament which had elected him.
Beside, the Rump Parliament was inefficient, and did not consult the interests of the country.
The blow had fallen: the Revolution was complete: the Rump Parliament was no more.
Compared with it the "Rump Parliament" of Oliver Cromwell was the perfection of wisdom and moderation.
The Rump Parliament had gone beyond the ideas and conscience of its time.