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Robert Jephson
Born 1736
Died May 31, 1803
Captain Jephson

Born in Ireland. In 1762 an army officer, later an Irish MP, playwright and author. He also became a part of the group surrounding Dr. Johnson, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, etc. Among his plays were the tragedies Braganza (1775), The Law of Lombardy (ca. 1779), The Count of Narbonne (1781) and Julia: Or, the Italian Lover (1787). Most of his plays were performed at Drury Lane.

Life with Boswell

Boswell apparently first met Jephson at Thomas Sheridan's home in London on December 31, 1762, praising his parodies highly.


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