'Fit of the Spleen, A'

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'Fit of the Spleen, A'

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Original date of publication 1791. Dodsley's 'Collection' was a book edited by him, 'A collection of Poems by Several Hands'. This poem is in the collection, though there is a more notable one called 'The Spleen' by Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea. The author may have been Benjamin Ibbot?

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Dodsley, Robert
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Life of Johnson
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'Fit of the Spleen, A'

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How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/79051
Accessed on 2019/10/23 18:05:23

Related people
Dodsley, Robert
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
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