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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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"Polly Peachum": Being the Story of Lavinia Fenton (duchess of Bolton) and ...

Charles E. Pearce - 1913 - 382 pages
...came when Bolingbroke, calling Barton Booth, who played the leading character, to his box, gave him fifty guineas " for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator." It was easy to attack The Beggar's Opera on the score of its political bias, and no one was surprised...
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The Guardian

John Calhoun Stephens
...19-21. 3. Barton Booth, who played Cato, was at one performance summoned to Bolingbroke's box and given a purse of fifty guineas for "defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator." The Whigs immediately countered this propaganda ploy with a similar gift to Booth and an equally effective...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume I

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 592 pages
...When Barton Booth [1713] first appeared as " Cato," Bolingbroke called him into his box and gave him fifty guineas for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. — Life of Addison. He is a Cato, a man of simple habits, CATO 209 CAVALIER severe morals, strict...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - 2007 - 283 pages
...played Cato, into the 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." — POPE'S Letter to SIR W. TRUMBULL. Cato ran for thirty-five nights without interruption. Pope wrote...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...by sending between the acts for Booth, who represented Cato, and presenting him ostentatiously with fifty guineas, "for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual Dictator." The greater part of the play had been written long before, with little reference to English party cries,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...satire was 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....
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Dictionary of national biography, ed. by L. Stephen (and S. Lee ..., Volume 1

Dictionary - 1885
...Bolingbroke, as Pope told Caryll (30 April 1713), sent for Booth, the actor of Cato, and presented him with fifty guineas for ' defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator,' innuendo Marlborough ; and the whigs, says Pope, intend a similar present and are trying to invent...
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The Story of English Literature for Young Readers: Chaucer to Cowper

Lucy Cecil Lillie - 1878 - 350 pages
...to satirize Marlborough, was in a box, and between the acts he sent for Booth and presented him with fifty guineas " for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator." Cato was pronounced a success. It contains some of the noblest of Addison's thoughts, some of his best...
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The Smart Set: A Magazine of Cleverness, Volume 6

George Jean Nathan, Henry Louis Mencken - 1902
...presentation of a lofty patriotism in his rôle of Cato, and then presents him with a mighty purse of guineas "for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator." As St. John says this last, he turns a stern eye on Marlborough, who is seeking to have himself declared...
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