GRE Reading Comprehension: JiJing 352-GRE阅读机经352篇 - 598R3036NR9LY53PJ

The author of the passage mentions Johnson's 1762 pension award in order to A. provide a specific example of patronage's surviving into the second half of the eighteenth century B. emphasize that patronage still helped support Johnson's writing after his letter to Chesterfield C. provide evidence for a general trend in the later half of the eighteenth century of private patronage's being replaced by state sponsorship