E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Milston, Wiltshire, May 1st, 1672; d. Holland House, June 17th, 1719). The Campaign (1704); Remarks on Several Parts of Italy (1705); Present State of the War (1707); Poems (1712); five of the Whig Examiner (1712); Cato (1713); Essay Concerning the Error in Distributing Modern Medals (1715); Poems to the Princess of Wales and Sir Godfrey Kneller (1716); Dissertations on the most celebrated Roman Poets (1718); Notes upon the Twelve Books of Paradise Lost, (1719); Free-holder (1722); Dialogues upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals (1726); Ode to Dr. Thomas Burnet (1727); Divine Poems (1728); On the Evidence of the Christian Religion (1730); and Discourses on Ancient and Modern Learning (1739). Wrote for Steeles Tatler (1709), and 274 out of 635 numbers of Spectator (171112). His Works were published in 1765 with a Life by Tickell. The best edition, Greenes (New York and London, 1854). For Biography, see Johnsons Lives of the Poets; the Lives by Steele (1724), Sprengel (1810), Lucy Aikin (1843), Elwin (1857), and the Addisoniana of Sir Richard Phillips. For Criticism, see Macaulays Essays, Jeffreys Essays, Hazlitts Comic Writers, Thackerays Humorists of the Eighteenth Century, Leslie Stephens Hours in a Library, etc.