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

This refers to the Stanzas on the Death of Cromwell. The taunt about the religion is a contradiction of what was said in the first edition that

'I do not remember that he is ever considered a deserter from another religion.'

Johnson did not, probably, notice the contradiction at first, and hence corrected the passage in the later edition.

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