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Samuel Johnson: Patronage

In Samuel Johnson’s "Dictionary of the English Language," he defines a patron: One who countenances, supports or protects; commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery.

Grades 9-12
History-Social Science
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G.K. Chesterton I

In turn-of-twentieth-century Britain, no star in the literary firmament shone brighter than that of G.K. Chesterton. Author, critic, journalist and Christian apologist, his influence stretched across four decades.

Grades 9-12
English
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G.K. Chesterton II

G.K Chesterton was known as the Prince of Paradox and his opinions defied normal categories. Liberal, conservative, believer, and skeptic: he infuriated and charmed them all.

Grades 9-12
English
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James Cabell and Ellen Glasgow

Among the writers in Hollywood two early twentieth century contemporaries earned national acclaim for their novels. Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Glasgow was occasionally beleaguered by rivalry from her longtime literary friend James Branch Cabell.

Grades 9-12
English
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