- Title Pages
- 1 The Culture of Scholarship in Early Eighteenth-Century England
- 2 The Idea of a Settled Language and the Instability of Gentlemanly Editing
- 3 The Venal and the Vain: The Attack on Gentlemanly Editing
- 4 Lewis Theobald: The Specialist Scholar and his Textual-Critical Practice
- 5 The ‘Art of Criticism’: Shakespearian Editing as the Display of Comprehensive Taste and Learning
- 6 Johnson's Authorities: The Professional Scholar and English Texts in Lexicography and Textual Criticism
- 7 Johnson's Theory and Practice of Shakespearian Textual Criticism
- Conclusion: Textual Criticism and Enlightenment
- Appendix 1 The authorship of <i>An Answer to Mr. Pope's Preface to Shakespear</i> (1729)
- Appendix 2 Collations
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