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Malone, Edmond (1741-1812), was born at Dublin, and educated at the university there, and was called to the bar. Having inherited a fortune, he gave himself up to literature. In 1778 his publication of a supplement to Steevens' Shakespeare led to much controversy. In 1790 he brought out his own edition with essays, and this gave great satisfaction. He was a keen critic, and had a hand in exposing the forgeries of Chatterton and Ireland. ' In 1797 he edited Sir Joshua Reynolds' works. The posthumous Variorum Shakspeare (1821) was compiled from his materials.