A Diplomat in the Book World: Sir William Temple in Print

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This presentation was given as part of Grant Recipients' Panel at the Bibliographical Society.

According to the lexicographer Samuel Johnson, Sir William Temple (1628-1699) ‘was the first writer who gave cadence to English prose’. This paper will outline the literary life and afterlife of this now largely forgotten author, with a particular emphasis on those who published his writings, and the men and women who read them.
Period16 Nov 2021
Held atThe Bibliographical Society