Historical and Biographical Essays: Biographical: Daniel De Foe. Sir Richard Steele. Charles Churchill. Samuel Foote


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Sudden and wide PopularityRecommended to return to ChurchBene
Character of the EpistleThe Man savagely attacked but the Genius
Conduct to an UnfortunateOffices of the Good SamaritanAbsence
Warburtons assault on WilkesResolve to expel him from the House
Idea of a Patriot King in Verse Descriptive Poetry of a high orderThe
Goes hastily to BoulogneIllness seizes himWilkes and other friends
Sarnuel Poote
Student at Worcester College in OxfordActing PunchOther extrava
Vicinity of Theatre still head quarters of WitFootes first appearance
A third party among the CriticsFootes theatrical writingsTreatise
Sir Penurious Trifle and Sir Gregory GazetteWealthy Miser
Samuel Poote PAGE
The little black boy and Footes small beerHis Third Fortune spent
Garrick and Foote in FranceStrange reports as to FooteReproduced
The great Shebear and the Barber The Grand PanjandrumFoote
A Patron and Protector of AuthorsMr Vamps clientsHarry Handy
Wilkinsons recollections of FooteTheir worthlessnessSecret of
Samuel Poote PAGE
Mr Peter Paragraph introduced in The OratorsHis wooden legA
The reader introduced to Mrs MechlinHer commodities and customers
Samuel Poote PAGE
Grand battery against the LawThe Case of Hobson and Nobson
Question for the Licenser of PlaysUnpublished letter of Lord Hertford
Samuel Poote PAGE
Mr Alderman FaulknerAn original letterMessage to Mr Garrick
Appeal to the ChamberlainFootes letter to Lord HertfordSuppression
Samuel Poote PAGE

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Seite 136 - like a distressed prince who calls in a powerful neighbour to his aid. I was undone by my auxiliary. When I had once called him in, I could not subsist without dependence on him.
Seite 138 - ... much joy as I am when I go thither: the boys and girls strive who shall come first, when they think it is I that am knocking at the door; and that child which loses the race to me, runs back again to tell the father it is Mr.
Seite 163 - Look yonder, that hale, well-looking puppy ! You ungrateful scoundrel, did not I pity you, take you out of a great man's service, and show you the pleasure of receiving wages ? Did not I give you ten, then fifteen, now twenty shillings a week, to be sorrowful ? and the more I give you, I think, the gladder you are.
Seite 355 - So he died, and .she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.
Seite 155 - ... papa could not hear me, and would play with me no more, for they were going to put him under ground, whence he could never come to us again. She was a very beautiful woman, of a noble spirit, and there was a dignity in her grief amidst all the wildness of her transport, which, methought, struck me with an instinct of sorrow, which, before I was sensible of what it was to grieve, seized my very soul, and has made pity the weakness of my heart ever since.
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Seite 227 - WITH that low cunning, which in fools supplies, And amply too, the place of being wise, Which Nature, kind, indulgent parent ! gave To qualify the blockhead for a knave...

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