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A Collection of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century
Critical Writings on Daniel Defoe


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1701 Anon (Pittis), (William) The True-Born Englishman. A Satyr, Answer'd Paragraph by Paragraph
1701 Anon The Female Critick; or, Letters in Drollery from Ladies to their Humble Servants . . .
1701 (this version reprinted 1724) Howe, John Some Considerations of a Preface to an Enquiry, Concerning the Occasional Conformity of Dissenters reprinted in The Works of the late . . . John Howe . . . (1724)
1702 Anon An Account of Some Late Designs to Create a Misunderstanding betwixt the King and his People . . .
1703 Anon The Shortest Way with the Dissenters . . . with its Author's Brief Explication Consider'd
1703? Anon The True-Born-Hugonot: or, Daniel de Foe. A satyr.
1703 Anon Reflections Upon a Late and Scandalous Pamphlet entitul'd The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters
1703 Anon The Safest Way with the Dissenters . . .
1703 Anon The Scribler's Doom; or, The Pillory in Fashion . . .
1703 Anon The Fox with his Fire-brand Unkennell'd and insnar'd . . .
1703 Tutchin, John The Second Part of a Mouse Grown a Rat . . .
1703 Leslie, Charles The New Association, Part II
1704 Leslie, Charles The Wolf Stript of His Shepheard's Clothing . . .
1704 Ward, Edward The Dissenting Hypocrite, or; Occasional Conformist . . .
1705 Anon The Monster: or, The World Turn'd Topsy Turvy
1705 Anon [Preface to] The Dyet of Poland, a Satyr. Consider'd Paragraph by Paragraph . . .
1705 Anon The Republican Bullies or, a sham Battel between . . . Mr Review and the Observator . . .
1705 Dunton, John The Life and Errors of John Dunton
1705 Anon Daniel the Prophet No Conjurer : or, His Scandal Club’s Scandalous Ballad Called The Tackers …
1706 Dunton, John Dunton’s Whipping-Post…
1706 Anon Remarks on the Review Number 74 …
1706 Anon An Equivalent for De Foe
1707 Brown, Thomas
1709; Rep'd 1735 Swift, Jonathan A Letter from a Member of the House of Commons of Ireland, to a Member of the House of Commons in England, Concerning the Sacramental Test
1710 "Q.T." An Anagram on Daniel de Fo, author of the pamphlet, entitled, A Review, &c. Together with some brief reflections on the licentiousness of the times …
1710 Robertson, William [Preface and 'A Letter to Mr Daniel Foe' in] Dissenters Self-Condemn'd: being a full Answer to Mr De Laune’s Plea for the Non-Conformists, lately Recommended by Mr Daniel Foe, Author of the Review …
1711 Anon A Hue and Cry After Daniel Foe, and his Coventry Beast: with a letter from that worthy horse-courser to a friend of Mr Mayo in Coventry that lent it him.
1711 Anon Gates of Hell Open’d : in a Dialogue between the Observator and Review…
1712 Hornby, Charles A Caveat Against the Whigs
1712 Anon Whig and Tory, or, Wit on both Sides…
1712 Anon A Letter from a Tory Freeholder to his Representative in Parliament …
1713 Anon Judas Discuver'd, and Catch'd at Last: Or, Daniel de Foe in Lobs Pound . . .
1713 Anon Remarks on a Scandalous Libel entitl’d A Letter from a Member of Parliament…
1714 Anon A Detection of the Secret History of the White Staff…
1715 Browne, Joseph “A Dialogue between Church and No-Church : or, A Rehearsal of the Review” in State Tracts: Containing Many Necessary Observations and Reflections of the State of our Affairs at Home and Abroad; with Some Secret Memoirs.
1719 Gildon, Charles The Strange Surprizing Adventures…
1720 Anon The Battle of the Authors Lately Fought in Covent-Garden…
1720 Jacob, Giles An Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of our most Considerable English Poets…
1729 Savage, Richard An Author to be Lett
1729 (2nd ed) Pope, Alexander The Dunciad Variorum
1731 Arnall, William The Case of Opposition Stated, Between the Craftsmen and the People. Occasioned by his Paper of December the 4th, 1731.
1731 Anon Grub Street Journal
1731 Anon Read's Weekly Journal (Reprinted in Notes and Queries; Number 160; 2 May 1931; p308)
1731 Gentleman's Magazine, 1st Series, IX (September 1731) : Grub Street Journal, September 23, Number 90
1732 Gentleman’s Magazine, 2nd Series, XXIII (November 1732)
1733 Gentleman's Magazine, 3rd Series, XXV (January 1733) : Daily Courant, January 18
1735 Oldmixon, John The History of England
1735 Corn-Cutter's Journal, 74 (Feb 25, 1735)
1737 Stonecastle, Henry Universal Spectator and Weekly Journal, No 466 (10 Sept 1737)
1738 Anon A Letter to the Society of Booksellers, or the Method of Forming a True Judgement of the Manuscripts of Authors
1740 Hilliar, Anthony A Brief and Merry History of Great Britain
1746 Ralph, James A History of England During the Reigns of K. William, Q. Anne and K. George I (2 volumes)
1753 Cibber [et al], Theophilus The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland
1762 Rousseau, Jean Jacques Emilius and Sophia : Or, A New System of Education
1769 London Magazine, 38 (July 1769)
1775 Monthly Review, 52, Number 3 (March 1775)
1775 Watson, John The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, in Yorkshire
1775 Noble, Francis ‘Proper for the Reader to be acquainted with’ (prefatory material to Noble’s edition of ‘Roxana’)
1776 Noble, Francis Introduction to The History of Laetitia Atkins, Vulgarly Called Moll Flanders…
1782 Cowper, William ‘Verses, Supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, during his Solitary Abode in the Island of Juan Fernandez’ in ‘Poems’
1782 Spence, Thomas A Supplement to the History of RC, Being the History of Crusonia, or RC’s Island, Down to the Present Time (reprinted 1966 in ‘Life and Literature of the Working Class’)
1783 Gentleman's Magazine, LIII, Pt 1 (May 1783)
1783 Blair, Hugh ‘Lecture XXXVII’ in : Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
1783 Beattie, James ‘On Fable and Romance’ from : Dissertations Moral and Critical
1784 Gentleman’s Magazine, LIV, Number 3 (March 1784)
1785 Reeve, Clara The Progress of Romance
1785 ‘Philobiblios’ Gentleman’s Magazine, LV, Part 2, Number 11 (November 1785)
1785 ‘Langbourniensis’ Gentleman’s Magazine, LV, Part 2, Number 12 (December 1785)
1786 Chalmers, George The Life of DD (Preface to The History of the Union)
1787 Hirons, Jab--z Monthly Review, LXXVII (December 1787)
1787 Anderson, James Monthly Review, LXXVII (December 1787)
1787 Harwood, Junior, Edward Gentleman’s Magazine, LVII, Part 2, Number 6 (December 1787)
1787 ‘A Subscriber’ Gentleman’s Magazine, LVII, Part 2, Supplement (December 1787)
1788 ‘H.D.’ Gentleman’s Magazine, LVIII, Part 1, Number 3 (March 1788)
1788 ‘W.W.’ Gentleman’s Magazine, LVIII, Part 1, Number 3 (March 1788)
1789 ‘Borealis’ Gentleman’s Magazine, LIX, Part 2, Number 5 (November 1788)
1789 ‘A Friend to British Travel’ Gentleman’s Magazine, LIX, Part 2, Supplement (December 1789)
1790 Noorthouk, John Monthly Review, 2nd Series, 3 (December 1790)
1790 Anon Two Prefaces from editions of “Robinson Crusoe” : J. Walter edition and W. Lane edition
1800 James, Isaac Providence Displayed : or, the Remarkable Adventures of Alexander Selkirk…
1800 (9th ed) Percival, Thomas A Father’s Instructions; Consisting of Moral Tales…
1804 Trimmer, Sarah Guardian of Education, 3
1804 Trimmer, Sarah Guardian of Education, 3
1805 Clarke, James Stanler Naufragia, or, Historical Memoirs of Shipwrecks and of the Providential Deliverance of Vessels (2 vols)
1805 Drake, Nathan Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, Illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator and Guardian (Vol 1)
1806 (2nd ed) Edgeworth, Maria Forester (in ‘Moral Tales for Young People’)
1807 Godwin, William Preface to Faulkner : A Tragedy
1807 Lamb, Charles Prologue to Faulkner : A Tragedy (by William Godwin)
1811 "L.B." [pseudonym for Charles Lamb] The Reflector, Vol 2, IV
1812 Weber, Henry William Introduction to Popular Romances : Consisting of Imaginary Voyages and Travels
1815 'Hydrographer of the Naval Chronicle' Preface to Robinson Crusoe
1816 Jeffrey, Francis Review of John Wilson's "The City of the Plague and Other Poems" in the Edinburgh Review, Volume 26
1817 Lockhart, George The Lockhart Papers (ed. by Anthony Aufrere) (2 volumes)
1818 Nichols [ed], John Bowyer The Life and Errors of John Dunton, Citizen of London (Two Volumes)
1819 Anon "Defoe on Apparitions" in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. VI, No. XXXII (November 1819)
1820 Robinson, William The History and Antiquities of Stoke Newington
1821 Barker, C Review of Memoirs of Colonel Andrew Newport in Retrospective Review, Volume 3: Part 2
1821 Hone, William The Right Divine of Kings to Govern Wrong! 3rd edition
1822 Southern, Henry Review of The Great Plague in the Year 1665 in Retrospective Review, Volume 6: Part 1
1829 Hobhouse, John Cam Speech quoted in Hansard's Parliamentary Debates
1830 "An Old Member" "Letter to the Editor" in Christian Observer & Advocate, Volume 30 (December 1830)
1830 Review of Walter Wilson's "Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel Defoe" in the Edinburgh Review, V
1864 "L.O." Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (31/12/1864) : "Notes : 'Letters of Daniel Defoe'"
1865 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (21/01/1865) : "Replies : 'Daniel Defoe and The London Review'"
1865 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (25/03/1865) : "Replies : 'Daniel Defoe, the News Writer'"
1865 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (29/04/1865) : "Daniel Defoe the News Writer"
1865 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (03/06/1865) : "A Moral Satire, by Daniel Defoe"
1865 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VIII (08/07/1865) : "Daniel Defoe on Assassination of Rulers"
1865 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VIII (05/08/1865) : "Daniel Defoe on Assassination of Rulers" [Second article]
1866 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, IX (17/02/1866) : "Replies : 'Servitude : A Poem'"
1867 "Clarry" Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, XI (20/04/1867) : "Queries : 'De Foe : The True-Born Englishman : Ban
1868 Watson, J Notes and Queries, 4th Series, II (17/10/1868) : "Queries with Answers"
1869 "R.C.L" Notes and Queries, 4th Series, IV (13/11/1869) : 'Defoe's "History of the Devil"
1869 "J.W.W." Notes and Queries, 4th Series, IV (18/12/1869) : Response : 'Defoe's "History of the Devil"
1870 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 4th Series, V (12/02/1870) : "Replies : 'Defoe : Mercurius Politicus : Mesnager's
1870 Lee, William Notes and Queries, 4th Series, V (19/02/1870) : "Replies : 'Defoe : Mercurius Politicus : Mesnager's
1876 Crossley, James Notes and Queries, 5th Series, V (22/04/1876) : 'Queries : Lord Macaulay and Daniel Defoe'
1889 Aitken, George A. Notes and Queries, 7th Series, VII (25/05/1889) : "Defoe's 'Consolidator'"

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