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Barton Booth

famous dramatic actor of the 18th century

Barton Booth (1681May 10, 1733) was one of the most famous dramatic actors of the first part of the 18th century.


  • True as the needle to the pole,
    Or as the dial to the sun.
    • Song, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shin’d upon", Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part iii, Canto ii, line 175.

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