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OF this tragedy, the production of Joseph Reed, author of the Register
Office, Mr. Nicholls, in his Literary Anecdotes, gives some curious
particulars. He also relates an anecdote of Johnson concerning it: It
happened that I was in Bolt Court on the day that Henderson, the justly
celebrated actor, was first introduced to Dr. Johnson: and the
conversation turning on dramatic subjects, Henderson asked the Doctor's
opinion of Dido and its author. Sir, said Johnson, I never did the
man an injury, yet he would read his tragedy to me.

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