Arthur Murphy (27 December 1727 – 18 June 1805), also known by the pseudonym Charles Ranger, was an Irish writer.
He was born at Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, Ireland, the son of Richard Murphy and Jane French.
A barrister, journalist, actor, and playwright, he edited Gray Inn Journal between 1752 and 1754. As Henry Thrale's oldest and dearest friend, he introduced Samuel Johnson ... more »
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''The people of England are never so happy as when you tell them they are ruined.''Arthur Murphy (1727-1805), Irish-born-British dramatist. Pamphlet, in The Upholsterer, act 2, sc. 1.