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" This was the case too of the prologuewriter,* who was clapped into a staunch whig, at almost every two lines. I believe you have heard, that, after all the applauses of the opposite faction, my lord Bolingbroke sent for Booth, who played Cato, into the... "
Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ... - Page 365
by John Watkins - 1808 - 552 pages
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...unfelt. The story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of Liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs, says Pope, design a second present, when they can accompany it wi;h as good a sentence. The play, supported...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803
...unfelt. The story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The play, supported thus by the emulation of factious praise, was acted night after night, for a longer...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803
...unfelt. The story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The play, supported thus' by the emulation of factious praise, was acted night after night, for a longer...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 78

1843
...sent for Booth to his box, and presented him, before the whole theatre, with a purse of fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual Dictator.* 1 The long sway of the Duke of Marlborough,' says Miss Aikiu, It was April; and in April, a hundred...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...unfelt. The story of "Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of Liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs, says Popr, design a second present; when they can accompany it with as good a sentence. . . < The play,...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...acts, and presented him with fifty guineas ; in acknowledgment, as he expressed it with great address, for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. approbation. But I have always thought, that those pompous Roman sentiments are not so difficult to...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to "Spenc*. his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs, says Pope, design a second present, when they can accompany it with as good a sentence. The play, supported...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...unfelt. The story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of Liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs, says Pope, design a second present, when they can accompany it with as good a sentence. # Spcnce. The...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...unfelt. The story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The whigs, says Pope, design a second present, when they can accompany it with as good a sentence. The play, supported...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...unfelt. The story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The whigs, says Pope, design a second present, when they can accompany it with as good a sentence. The play, supported...
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