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" Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. "
Critical, Historical and Miscellaneous Essays - Page 374
by Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1860
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The Great Triumphs of Great Men

James Mason - 1875 - 624 pages
...every cheer, to show that the satire was not felt Bolingbroke called Booth to his box, and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The play, thus supported by the emulation of factious praise, was acted night after night for a longer...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - 1875
...played Cato, into his box, and presented him with fifty guineas in acknowledgment (as he expressed it) for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator'-.' The play ran during an entire month, and afterwards enjoyed a supplementary triumph at Oxford a. The...
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Old Words and Modern Meanings: Being a Collection of Examples from Ancient ...

Thomas Whitcombe Greene - 1876 - 314 pages
...satire was unfelt. The story of Bolingbroke is well known. He called Booth into his box and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The play ['Cato'] was acted night after night for a long time. When it was printed, notice was given...
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The Age of Anne

Edward Ellis Morris - 1877 - 248 pages
...capital hit by sending for the chief actor between the acts, and presenting him with a purse of 5o/. ' for •defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator.' The saying went round the Tory benches that the Whigs meant to make as good a present, when they •could...
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Selections from Addison's Papers in the Spectator: Essay on "Addison,"

Joseph Addison - 1879
...disturbed, the most severe and happy was Bolingbroke's. Between two acts, he sent for Booth to his box, and presented him, before the whole theatre,...long before his fall, to obtain a patent creating him captain-general for life. It was April ; and in April, a hundred and thirty years ago, the London season...
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Miscellaneous Works of Lord Macaulay, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1880
...disturbed, the most severe and happy was Bolingbroke's. Between two acts, he sent for Booth to his box, and presented him, before the whole theatre,...long before his fall, to obtain a patent creating him Captain-general for life. It was April ; and in April, a hundred and thirty years ago, the London season...
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Miscellaneous Works of Lord Macaulay: Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1880
...disturbed, the most severe and happy was Bolingbroke's. Between two acts, he sent for Booth to his box, and presented him, before the whole theatre,...dictator. This was a pungent allusion to the attempt which Maiyborough had made, not long before his fall, to obtain a patent creating him Captain-general for...
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Alexander Pope

Leslie Stephen - 1880 - 209 pages
...Bolingbroke gave the cue to his own party when he presented fifty guineas to Cators representatives for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs, said Pope, design a second present when they can contrive as good a saying. Bolingbroke...
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Alexander Pope

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1880 - 209 pages
...Bolingbroke gave the cue to his own party when he presented fifty guineas to Cato's representative for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs, said Pope, design a second present when they can contrive as good a saying. Bolingbroke...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1881
...played Cato, into the box, and presented him with filty guineas in acknowledgment (as he expressed it) for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator." — POPK'S Letters to SIR W. TKUMBUU.. Cato ran for thirty-five nights without interruption. Pope wrole...
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