English editor and author
Lewis Theobald (baptised April 2, 1688 – September 18, 1744), British textual editor and author, was a landmark figure both in the history of Shakespearean editing and in literary satire. He was vital for the establishment of fair texts for Shakespeare, and he was the first avatar of Dulness for Alexander Pope.
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- None but himself can be his parallel.
- Double Falsehood; or The Distrest Lovers (1727). Compare: "Quæris Alcidæ parem? Nemo est nisi ipse" (translated: "Do you seek Alcides' equal? None is, except himself"), Seneca, Hercules Furens, i. 1; 84.