William Dodd, 1729–77, English author. At one time king's chaplain, he ran heavily into debt, forged a bond, and was sentenced to death. Dr. Johnson led a movement to obtain clemency, but Dodd was executed. His best-known work is The Beauties of Shakespeare (1752).
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