George Steevens

(1736—1800) literary editor and scholar

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Shakespearian commentator, who in 1766 issued in four volumes Twenty of the Plays of Shakespeare, Being the Whole Number Printed in Quarto during His Lifetime, or Before the Restoration, and in 1773 a complete annotated edition (including notes by Dr Johnson) in ten volumes, to which a supplementary volume of poems, together with seven plays ascribed to Shakespeare, was added in 1780. He supplied to his edition a vast range of illustrative quotations from other works. He was elected a member of Johnson's Club in 1774. He assisted Tyrwhitt in his edition of the ‘Rowley’ poems of Chatterton, but declared his disbelief in them.

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