chapter  45
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The 'Examiner', 27 April-1 May 1713

In this essay, the Tory 'Examiner' responded to the popular success of Addison's 'Cato' and Whig efforts to make it a party play. Unable to minimize its significance, the 'Examiner' thought it politically wise to applaud the tragedy and its author as one who stood above faction.