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A Collection of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century
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  1707 Brown, Thomas
An Account of Some Late Designs to Create a Misunderstanding betwixt the King and his People . . . 1702 Anon
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 "Q.T."
An Author to be Lett 1729 Savage, Richard
The Battle of the Authors Lately Fought in Covent-Garden… 1720 Anon
A Brief and Merry History of Great Britain 1740 Hilliar, Anthony
The Case of Opposition Stated, Between the Craftsmen and the People. Occasioned by his Paper of December the 4th, 1731. 1731 Arnall, William
A Caveat Against the Whigs 1712 Hornby, Charles
Corn-Cutter's Journal, 74 (Feb 25, 1735) 1735  
Daniel the Prophet No Conjurer : or, His Scandal Club’s Scandalous Ballad Called The Tackers … 1705 Anon
"Defoe on Apparitions" in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. VI, No. XXXII (November 1819) 1819 Anon
A Detection of the Secret History of the White Staff… 1714 Anon
“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. 1715 Browne, Joseph
[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 … 1710 Robertson, William
The Dissenting Hypocrite, or; Occasional Conformist . . . 1704 Ward, Edward
The Dunciad Variorum 1729 (2nd ed) Pope, Alexander
Dunton’s Whipping-Post… 1706 Dunton, John
[Preface to] The Dyet of Poland, a Satyr. Consider'd Paragraph by Paragraph . . . 1705 Anon
Emilius and Sophia : Or, A New System of Education 1762 Rousseau, Jean Jacques
An Equivalent for De Foe 1706 Anon
Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, Illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator and Guardian (Vol 1) 1805 Drake, Nathan
A Father’s Instructions; Consisting of Moral Tales… 1800 (9th ed) Percival Thomas
The Female Critick; or, Letters in Drollery from Ladies to their Humble Servants . . . 1701 Anon
Forester (in ‘Moral Tales for Young People’) 1806 (2nd ed) Edgeworth Maria
The Fox with his Fire-brand Unkennell'd and insnar'd . . . 1703 Anon
Gates of Hell Open’d : in a Dialogue between the Observator and Review… 1711 Anon
Gentleman's Magazine, 1st Series, IX (September 1731) : Grub Street Journal, September 23, Number 90 1731  
Gentleman’s Magazine, 2nd Series, XXIII (November 1732) 1732  
Gentleman's Magazine, 3rd Series, XXV (January 1733) : Daily Courant, January 18 1733  
Gentleman's Magazine, LIII, Pt 1 (May 1783) 1783  
Gentleman’s Magazine, LIV, Number 3 (March 1784) 1784  
Gentleman’s Magazine, LV, Part 2, Number 11 (November 1785) 1785 ‘Philobiblios’
Gentleman’s Magazine, LV, Part 2, Number 12 (December 1785) 1785 ‘Langbourniensis’
Gentleman’s Magazine, LVII, Part 2, Number 6 (December 1787) 1787 Harwood, Junior, Edward
Gentleman’s Magazine, LVII, Part 2, Supplement (December 1787) 1787 ‘A Subscriber’
Gentleman’s Magazine, LVIII, Part 1, Number 3 (March 1788) 1788 ‘H.D.’
Gentleman’s Magazine, LVIII, Part 1, Number 3 (March 1788) 1788 ‘W.W.’
Gentleman’s Magazine, LIX, Part 2, Number 5 (November 1788) 1789 ‘Borealis’
Gentleman’s Magazine, LIX, Part 2, Supplement (December 1789) 1789 ‘A Friend to British Travel’
Guardian of Education, 3 1804 Trimmer, Sarah
Guardian of Education, 3 1804Trimmer, Sarah
Grub Street Journal 1731 Anon
An Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of our most Considerable English Poets… 1720 Jacob, Giles
A History of England During the Reigns of K. William, Q. Anne and K. George I (2 volumes) 1746 Ralph, James
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, in Yorkshire 1775 Watson, John
The History and Antiquities of Stoke Newington 1820Robinson, William
The History of England 1735 Oldmixon, John
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
Introduction to The History of Laetitia Atkins, Vulgarly Called Moll Flanders… 1776 Noble, Francis
Introduction to Popular Romances : Consisting of Imaginary Voyages and Travels 1812Weber, Henry William
Judas Discuver'd, and Catch'd at Last: Or, Daniel de Foe in Lobs Pound . . . 1713 Anon
‘Lecture XXXVII’ in : Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres 1783 Blair, Hugh
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 1709; Rep'd 1735 Swift, Jonathan
A Letter from a Tory Freeholder to his Representative in Parliament … 1712 Anon
"Letter to the Editor" in Christian Observer & Advocate, Volume 30 (December 1830) "An Old Member"1830
A Letter to the Society of Booksellers, or the Method of Forming a True Judgement of the Manuscripts of Authors 1738 Anon
The Life and Errors of John Dunton 1705 Dunton, John
The Life and Errors of John Dunton, Citizen of London (Two Volumes) 1818Nichols [ed], John Bowyer
The Life of DD (Preface to The History of the Union) 1786 Chalmers, George
The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland 1753 Cibber [et al], Theophilus
The Lockhart Papers (ed. by Anthony Aufrere) (2 volumes) 1817Lockhart, George
London Magazine, 38 (July 1769) 1769  
The Monster: or, The World Turn'd Topsy Turvy 1705 Anon
Monthly Review, 52, Number 3 (March 1775) 1775  
Monthly Review, LXXVII (December 1787) 1787 Hirons, Jab--z
Monthly Review, LXXVII (December 1787) 1787 Anderson, James
Monthly Review, 2nd Series, 3 (December 1790) 1790 Noorthouk, John
The New Association, Part II 1703 Leslie, Charles
Naufragia, or, Historical Memoirs of Shipwrecks and of the Providential Deliverance of Vessels (2 vols) 1805Clarke, James Stanier
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (31/12/1864) : "Notes : 'Letters of Daniel Defoe'" "L.O."1864
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (21/01/1865) : "Replies : 'Daniel Defoe and The London Review'" Lee, William1865
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (25/03/1865) : "Replies : 'Daniel Defoe, the News Writer'" Lee, William1865
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (29/04/1865) : "Daniel Defoe the News Writer" Lee, William1865
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VII (03/06/1865) : "A Moral Satire, by Daniel Defoe" Lee, William1865
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VIII (08/07/1865) : "Daniel Defoe on Assassination of Rulers" Lee, William1865
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, VIII (05/08/1865) : "Daniel Defoe on Assassination of Rulers" [Second article] Lee, William1865
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, IX (17/02/1866) : "Replies : 'Servitude : A Poem'" Lee, William1866
Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, XI (20/04/1867) : "Queries : 'De Foe : The True-Born Englishman : Ban "Clarry"1867
Notes and Queries, 4th Series, II (17/10/1868) : "Queries with Answers" Watson, J1868
Notes and Queries, 4th Series, IV (13/11/1869) : 'Defoe's "History of the Devil" "R.C.L."1869
Notes and Queries, 4th Series, IV (18/12/1869) : Response : 'Defoe's "History of the Devil" "J.W.W."1869
Notes and Queries, 4th Series, V (12/02/1870) : "Replies : 'Defoe : Mercurius Politicus : Mesnager's Lee, William1870
Notes and Queries, 4th Series, V (19/02/1870) : "Replies : 'Defoe : Mercurius Politicus : Mesnager's Lee, William1870
Notes and Queries, 5th Series, V (22/04/1876) : 'Queries : Lord Macaulay and Daniel Defoe' Crossley, James1876
Notes and Queries, 7th Series, VII (25/05/1889) : "Defoe's 'Consolidator'" Aitken, George A1889
‘On Fable and Romance’ from : Dissertations Moral and Critical 1783 Beattie, James
Preface to Faulkner : A Tragedy 1807Godwin, William
Preface to Robinson Crusoe 1815‘Hydrographer of the Naval Chronicle’
The Progress of Romance 1785 Reeve, Clara
Prologue to Faulkner : A Tragedy (by William Godwin) 1807Lamb, Charles
‘Proper for the Reader to be acquainted with’ (prefatory material to Noble’s edition of ‘Roxana’) 1775 Noble, Francis
Providence Displayed : or, the Remarkable Adventures of Alexander Selkirk… 1800 James, Isaac
Read's Weekly Journal (Reprinted in Notes and Queries; Number 160; 2 May 1931; p308) 1731 Anon
Reflections Upon a Late and Scandalous Pamphlet entitul'd The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters 1703 Anon
The Reflector, Vol 2, IV 1811 “L.B.” [pseudonym for Charles Lamb]
Remarks on a Scandalous Libel entitl’d A Letter from a Member of Parliament… 1713 Anon
Remarks on the Review Number 74 … 1706 Anon
The Republican Bullies or, a sham Battel between . . . Mr Review and the Observator . . . 1705 Anon
Review of John Wilson's "The City of the Plague and Other Poems" in the Edinburgh Review, Volume 26 1816 Jeffrey Francis
Review of Memoirs of Colonel Andrew Newport in Retrospective Review, Volume 3: Part 2 Barker, C 1821
Review of The Great Plague in the Year 1665 in Retrospective Review, Volume 6: Part 1 Southern, Henry 1822
Review of Walter Wilson's "Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel Defoe" in the Edinburgh Review, V 1830
The Right Divine of Kings to Govern Wrong! 3rd edition Hone, William 1821
The Safest Way with the Dissenters . . . 1703 Anon
The Scribler's Doom; or, The Pillory in Fashion . . . 1703 Anon
The Second Part of a Mouse Grown a Rat . . . 1703 Tutchin, John
The Shortest Way with the Dissenters . . . with its Author's Brief Explication Consider'd 1703 Anon
Some Considerations of a Preface to an Enquiry, Concerning the Occasional Conformity of Dissenters reprinted in The Works of the late . . . John Howe . . . (1724) 1701 (this version reprinted 1724) Howe, John
Speech quoted in Hansard's Parliamentary Debates Hobhouse, John Cam 1829
The Strange Surprizing Adventures… 1719 Gildon, Charles
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’) 1782 Spence, Thomas
The True-Born Englishman. A Satyr, Answer'd Paragraph by Paragraph 1701 Anon (Pittis), (William)
The True-Born-Hugonot: or, Daniel de Foe. A satyr. 1703? Anon
Two Prefaces from editions of “Robinson Crusoe” : J. Walter edition and W. Lane edition 1790 Anon
Universal Spectator and Weekly Journal, No 466 (10 Sept 1737) 1737 Stonecastle, Henry
‘Verses, Supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, during his Solitary Abode in the Island of Juan Fernandez’ in ‘Poems’ 1782 Cowper, William
Whig and Tory, or, Wit on both Sides… 1712 Anon
The Wolf Stript of His Shepheard's Clothing . . . 1704 Leslie, Charles

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