Samuel Foote


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Samuel Foote (January 1720 – 21 October 1777) was a British dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall.

Born into a well-to-do family, Foote was baptized in Truro, Cornwall on 27 January 1720. His father, Samuel Foote, held several public positions, including mayor of Truro, Member of Parliament representing Tiverton and a commissioner in the Prize Office. His mother, née ... more »

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  • ''What can he mean by coming among us? He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.''
    Samuel Foote (1720-1777), British dramatist. Quoted in Life of Samuel Johnson, entry for 1783, James Boswell (1791). Referring to "a law-lord, who...
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