The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Anne Wentworth, an electronic edition. Edited with an introduction by Vickie Taft
- critical introduction
- Section: Editorial Practice for Anne Wentworth's The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century
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Editorial Practice for Anne Wentworth's The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Because of the Biblical nature of much of Wentworth's language, the notes to this text consist primarily of Scriptural citations. Since Wentworth often paraphrases Scripture and rarely quotes it directly, I have chosen to include relevant Biblical passages along with their citations in the footnotes. To indicate the specific similarities between Scriptural language and Wentworth's language, I have boldfaced the words in the Biblical passages that appear in Wentworth's text. Moreover, I have often included explanations of Wentworth's appropriation of Biblical language. Because Wentworth herself lists passages from the King James Version of the Bible on page A1 verso of her text, and because her language so often parallels that of this version, I have quoted the King James Bible throughout the footnotes.
Besides citing and explaining Wentworth's Biblical allusions, I have also defined several obsolete word usages in the footnotes. Finally, in an attempt to note similarities of imagery and phraseology among Wentworth's texts, I have also included several relevant textual references to Wentworth's A true Account and A Vindication.
I derived this text from a copy of The Revelation of Jesus Christ located in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England. Besides changing the long "s" to a regular "s," I have maintained all of the original punctuation and spelling.