Lewis Theobald, an English author, born at Sittingbourne, Kent, died in September, 1744. He was an attorney, but did not practise. His tragedy "Electra" appeared in 1714; and in 1717 he contributed to Mist's "Weekly Journal" papers under the title of "The Censor," which provoked attacks from other writers, one of whom was Dennis. He published a pamphlet entitled "Shakespeare Restored, or a Specimen of the many Errors as well committed as unamended by Mr. Pope in his Edition of this Poet, designed not only to correct the said Edition, but to restore the true Reading of Shakespeare in all the Editions ever yet published " (4to, London, 1726). For this Pope made him the hero of the "Dunciad." (See Pope, Alexander, vol. xiii., ]). 709.) Theobald then brought out an edition of Shakespeare's works (7 vols. 8vo, 1733), which destroyed the reputation of Pope's edition. Theobald wrote or translated 20 plays, now all forgotten, and also brought on the stage a play entitled "The Double Falsehood, or the Distrest Lovers," the greater part of which he asserted was composed by Shakespeare. He also published a life of Sir Walter Raleigh.