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George Bubb Dodington

(1691—1762) politician and diarist


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(1691–1762),

a time‐serving politician who attained high office and a peerage (as Baron Melcombe) was author of a Diary, published posthumously in 1784, which throws much light on the venal politics of his day. It was edited in 1965 in 2 vols by J. Carswell and L. A. Dralle as The Political Journal of George Bubb Dodington. Dodington was also a patron of the arts, and in particular of James Thomson, E. Young, and H. Fielding, who dedicated Jonathan Wild to him.

Subjects: British History — Literature.


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