Note by A Milnes to As A Writer a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

Johnson is here a little hard on Dryden. His loss was more than £100 a year. Lord Dorset would give him the same as the king's pension of £100 as Laureate and £100 as Historiographer, but Dryden had had £300 and a place in the customs, all of which he lost.

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