(RQ:Burton Melancholy) thou art his dear and loving friend, good and gracious Lord and Master, his Maecenas.
(RQ:Smollett Peregrine Pickle)
2002, (w), ''The Great Nation'', Penguin 2003, p. 329:
- The government (..) maintained one of the largest armies in Europe; it developed what became, by the 1780s, a navy as big as the British; and it played the role of cultural Maecenas.
(non-gloss definition) — famously held by:
(w), a Roman patron