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Malone, Edmond,

1741–1812, English literary critic and Shakespearean scholar, b. Ireland. His studies (1778) in the chronology of Shakespeare's plays are still considered highly valuable. He was among the first to see through the supposed antiquity of the poems of Thomas ChattertonChatterton, Thomas,
1752–70, English poet. The posthumous son of a poor Bristol schoolmaster, he was already composing the "Rowley Poems" at the age of 12, claiming they were copies of 15th-century manuscripts at the Church of St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.
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, and in 1796 he exposed the Shakespearean forgeries of William Ireland. His monumental edition of Shakespeare was left unfinished at his death and was completed (21 vol., 1821) by Boswell's son James. The Malone Society, founded in 1907 for the purpose of furthering the study of early English drama by printing dramatic texts and documents, was named after him.
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Edmond Malone: Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography.
(24.) See Peter Martin, Edmond Malone: Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 79.
(8.) Nick Groom, "Introduction," in The Plays of William Shakespeare [in ten volumes, with the two supplementary volumes of Edmond Malone, published in 1780], Vol.
Theophilus Cibber's essay on Thomas in his Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753), a sympathetic reworking of the Life of Corinna, quotes the details of her medical history in a less self-serving context than Curll's.(23) But in his edition of Dryden, following Edmond Malone's 1800 Life, Sir Walter Scott agrees with Malone that Thomas published lies about Dryden's death and funeral in order to make money.(24) Thomas Seccombe's entry in the Dictionary of National Biography accepts Pope's, Malone's and Scott's views of Thomas.
(3.) Jonathan Bate, "Faking It: Shakespeare and the 1790's," Essays and Studies 1993 (46): 63-80; Peter Martin, Edmond Malone, Shakespeare Scholar: A Literary Biography (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995) 190-99; S.
Johnson and George Steevens and of Edmond Malone. This book focuses on six men - Thomas Tyrwhitt, editor of Chaucer; George Tollet, country gentleman; Sir William Blackstone, distinguished lawyer; Thomas Holt White, retired ironmonger; Samuel Henley, translator of Vathek; and Francis Douce, Keeper of Manuscripts in the British Museum - who provided more than 1300 notes, some of them extended discussions of passages in the plays of the Renaissance dramatist.
(1) In addition to Wark, I have consulted other editions of Reynolds from that of Edmond Malone (London, 1797; rev.
On one occasion she anticipates Mrs Elton in writing of 'the Clergyman's Sposa'; a year later, in 1792, she comes even closer to the personages of Emma by remarking to her sister Susan, 'We were most affectionately welcomed by Mrs Hawkins, & most paradingly by il caro sposo'--Mrs Elton's maiden name was of course Augusta Hawkins, though the scene recalls more directly the welcome which Mr and Mrs Collins gave to Elizabeth Bennet at Hunsford.(7) Others apply the expression to Mrs Piozzi's own case: thus Edmond Malone's jottings under 1791 contain a passage on her, which begins 'Soon after her present caro sposo came to England, she said once to Dr Burney .