He wrote a tragedy on the story of Leonidas , entitled The Patriot . . He read it to a
company of lawyers , who found so many faults that he wrote it over again ; so
then there were two tragedies on the same subject and with the same title .
He transmitted the manuscript to Mr . Strahán the printer , who , after keeping it for
some time , wrote a letter to him , discouraging the publication . Such at first was
the unpropitious state of one of the most successful theological books that has ...
Dr . Johnson wrote , in the first place , Dr . Dodd ' s Speech to the Recorder of
London , at the Old Bailey , when sentence of death was about to be pronounced
upon him . He wrote also the Convict ' s Address to his unhappy Brethren , a ...
which place I wrote to him , begging to know when he would be in town . He was
not expected for some time ; but next day , having called on Dr . Taylor , in Dean '
s yard , Westminster , I found him there , and was told he had come to town for a ...
wrote a tragedy , the SIEGE of something , which I refused . ” HARRIS . “ So the
siege was raised . ” JOHNSON . “ Aye , he came to me and complained ; and told
me , that Garrick said his play was wrong in the concoction . Now , what is the ...
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