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“Armstrong, John.” Dictionary of National Biography. Vol 2. 1885-1900. 

Akenside, Mark. The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside. London, 1795.

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Unearthing information about texts that have been long-forgotten can be tricky--it can ask us to make assumptions, deductions, and to think critically about what was the most likely possibility given our knowledge of how texts were produced and treated hundreds of years ago. While researching, we were not able to fill in the gaps with solid evidence. We hope that our research has opened new doors of thought to how we consider the history of these works, and how we preserve and nurture these works for the future. The text's future may see an increase in perspective, which we hope will lead to more research, higher value, and higher emphasis on other texts that have limits on their ability to be digitized, but are otherwise worth exploring. Akenside and Armstrong have taken a long journey to end up being studied by Georgia State University. The texts have a history, a likeness, and a story to share. Finally, now that the text has been picked apart, analyzed, and digitized, we can continue to study it and texts like it for the foreseeable future.