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David A. Brewer is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, the author of The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825, and the editor of a forthcoming Broadview Edition of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals and George Colman the Elder's Polly Honeycombe. He is currently working on the uses to which authorial names were put in the eighteenth-century Anglophone world.