Charles Johnson

Life
1679-1748; friend of Robert Wilks; he deserted law training at Middle Temple for plays; a note to Dunciad shows him famous for a play-a-year and spending every day at Buttons [Club]. There is no indication that he is Irish, though his works incl. The Gentleman Cully, comedy (1702), and Life and Times of Capt. John Carey, a play (Aug. Repr.), bear Irish titles. ODNB

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Works
Plays, The Sultaness (1717); The Masquerade (1717-18); The Country Lasses; or, the Custom of the Manor (Smock Alley 1753-54).

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