GRE Reading Comprehension: JiJing 352-GRE阅读机经352篇 - SVG6774Z1744PB7DJ

The author of the passage mentions Johnson's 1762 pension award in order to A. reveal that Johnson remained consistent in his rebuke of Lord Chesterfield well after 1755 B. provide evidence for a general trend in the latter half of the eighteenth century of private patronage's being replaced by state sponsorship C. situate the debate over the end of patronage within the wider realm of eighteenth-century economic history D. suggest that Johnson's letter to Chesterfield was noticed by the Crown only years after it was published E. emphasize that patronage still helped support Johnson's writing after his letter to Chesterfield