punctuation, English language, grammar, Renaissance, euphuism, Jacobean England, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, orthography
Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Philosophy of Language
This, the fourth in a series of essays on the history of punctuation, deals with Renaissance and Jacobean England, a period of intense experiment both in language and in the bookmaking arts. Printing, now fully in action, governed the public perception of what looked best on the page and how text should be pointed and spelled. Special attention is given to authors such as William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.
Robinson, Gwen G. "The Punctator's World: A Discursion (Part Four)." The Courier 25.1 (1990): 85-125.