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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Dodsley, Robert

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An English poet, dramatist, and publisher; wrote a drama called "The Toyshop," which, through Pope's influence, was acted in Drury Lane with such success as to enable the author to commence business as a bookseller in Pall Mall; projected and published the Miscellany , and continued to write plays, the most popular "Cleone"; is best known in connection with his "Collection of Old Plays"; he was a patron of Johnson, and much esteemed by him (1703-1764).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dodsley, Robert'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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