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The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720–1800$
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Tessa Whitehouse

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198717843

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717843.001.0001

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Friendship, Labour, and Editing Posthumous Works

Friendship, Labour, and Editing Posthumous Works

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(p.164) 6 Friendship, Labour, and Editing Posthumous Works
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The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720–1800
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Tessa Whitehouse

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717843.003.0007

This chapter contributes to current scholarship on the production of collected editions of notable authors. It addresses the role of format and publication models in creating the utility and meanings of texts. It does so by considering the multiple functions of Watts’s and Doddridge’s posthumously published works and arguing that these editions were testamentary acts which functioned as showcases for dissenting learning and as memorials. The chapter highlights the role of friends and editors in the production of texts, arguing that the participation of these individuals must be recovered and analysed in order to fully understand the cultural meaning of particular books. Watts’s Works and Doddridge’s Family Expositor are shown to be monuments to dissenting learning and to collaborative culture. These editions were also intended to place Watts and Doddridge among the major authors of the day whose collected works were also issued around this time.

Keywords:   Family Expositor, collected works, letters, booksellers, author portraits, Isaac Watts

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