Bolingbroke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bolingbroke the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)
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Usage

In literature:

Bolingbroke, Peterborough, Chesterfield, Pope, Swift, Gay, Thomson, Young, Samuel Clarke were among his acquaintances.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount, 269.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
With the accession of George, came the impeachment of Bolingbroke by the victorious Whigs.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
I was talking to General Bolingbroke about you yesterday, Ben, and that's what I said.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
Bolingbroke may have been a very clever man, but he could not see through a stone wall.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Lord Bolingbroke was one evening at a large party.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
Writing in 1712, he says, 'I gave Lord Bolingbroke a poem of Parnell's.
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
For Mallet was but the mouthpiece of Bolingbroke.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
It is a theory which Bolingbroke is supposed to have given him, and which he expanded into verse.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
The house of Bolingbroke become a windmill!
"A Morning's Walk from London to Kew" by Richard Phillips
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In poetry:

I hate the Vulgar with untuneful Mind,
Hearts uninspir'd, and Senses unrefin'd.
Hence ye Prophane, I raise the sounding String,
And Bolingbroke descends to hear me sing.
"An Essay On The Different Stiles Of Poetry" by Thomas Parnell