WILLIAM KENRICK, Review of Johnson’s Shakespeare, 1765
The full title of this book-length attack is: A Review of Doctor Johnson’s New Edition of Shakespeare, in which the ignorance, or inattention of that editor is exposed, and the poet defended from the persecution of his commentators. Kenrick’s strictures were confined to the first three volumes of the edition; more were promised on the other five; they never appeared. See Introduction, pp. 5, 26-7.