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Irene


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A blank verse tragedy by Dr Johnson, written 1736, performed 1749, without much success. The story, taken from Knolles's history of the Turks, concerns the fate of Irene, a Greek slave loved by the emperor Mahomet.

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Samuel Johnson (1709—1784) author and lexicographer


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