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It has been ascribed to Mr. Garrick , from its appearing at first with the signature G ; but I have heard Mr. Garrick declare , that it was written by Dr. Johnson , and give the following account of the manner in which it was composed .
He then addressed himself to Davies : “ What do you think of Garrick ? He has refused me an order for the play for Miss Williams , because he knows the house will be full , and that an order would be worth three shillings .
1 In justice both to Mr. Garrick and Dr. Johnson , I think it necessary to rectify this mis - statement . The truth is , that not very long after the institution of our club , Sir Joshua Reynolds was speaking of it to Garrick .
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