E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Pallas, Longford, Ireland, November 10th, 1728; d. London, April 4th, 1774). Essays (175865); The Bee (1759); An Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning (1759); Biographies (Voltaire, 1759; Thomas Parnell, 1768; Bolingbroke, 1770; Richard Nash); The Citizen of the World (176062); The Traveller; or, a Prospect of Society (1764); The Vicar of Wakefield (1766); The Hermit: a Ballad (1766); The Good-Natured Man (1768); The Deserted Village (1770); She Stoops to Conquer (1773); Retaliation: a Poem (1774); The Captivity: an Oratorio; some miscellaneous poems and various compilations, including Memoirs of a Protestant condemned to the Galleys of France for his Religion; History of England in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son; A Survey of Experimental Philosophy; A Short English Grammar; a translation of a French History of Philosophy; a collection of Poems for Young Ladies; another collection called Beauties of English Poetry; a Roman History; a History of the Earth and of Animated Nature; a History of England; a History of Greece; a translation of Scarrons Comic Romance; and contributions to The Gentlemans Journal, The Ladys Magazine, The Westminster Magazine, The Public Ledger, The Busy Body, The Critical Review, The Monthly Review, and The British Magazine. His Life has been written by Sir James Prior (1887), John Forster (1848), W. Irving (1849), W. Black (1879), and Henry Austin Dobson (1888).