The Beauties of Shakspear

Dodd, William

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William Dodd (29 May 1729 - 27 June 1777) was an English Anglican clergyman and a man of letters. He lived extravagantly, and was nicknamed the “Macaroni Parson”. He dabbled in forgery in an effort to clear his debts, was caught, convicted, and, despite a public campaign for a Royal pardon, became the last person to be hanged at Tyburn for forgery. The Beauties of Shakespear was his most successful book and played a key role in reviving Shakespeare’s popularity. This is a facsimile edition.<p>