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William Dodd, B.A.

The Beauties of Shakespeare (two volumes, 1773)

regularly selected from each play with a general index, digesting them under proper heads. Illustrated with explanatory notes, and similar passages from ancient and modern authors

Published: J.Milliken, , Dublin , 1773

Edition: Third edition, with additions

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J. Milliken, College-Green, Dublin, 1773, bookplate (English Grammar School), leather, raised bands and label to spine, condition: good.

The bookplate, dated 1785, is for the English Grammar School in Dublin, attended by the playwright Sheridan. References to the school, also known as Samuel Whyte’s School and Seminary for the Instruction of Youth, permeate the literature about many of the great names of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Past pupils also include Thomas Moore, Robert Emmet and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.

The author, William Dodd, nicknamed the 'Macaroni Parson', became the the last person to be hanged at Tyburn, on the 27th June 1777.

  • Overall Condition: Good


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