E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Upham, Hampshire, June, 1681; d. Welwyn, April 9th, 1765). The Last Day (1713), Epistle to the Right Honourable Lord Lansdowne (1713); The Force of Religion; or, Vanquished Love (1713); On the late Queens Death, and his Majestys Accession to the Throne (1714); Paraphrase on the Book of Job (1719); Busiris, King of Egypt (1719); The Revenge (1721); The Universal Passion (172526); Ocean, an Ode (1728); The Brothers (1728); An Estimate of Human Life (1728); An Apology for Princes; or, the Reverence due to Government (1729); Imperium Pelagi, a Naval Lyrick (1730); Two Epistles to Mr. Pope concerning the Authors of the Age (1730); The Foreign Address (1734), The Complaint; or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality (174243); The Consolation, to which are annexed some Thoughts occasioned by the present Juncture (1745); The Centaur not Fabulous (1755); An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope (1756); Conjectures on Original Composition, in a Letter to the Author of Sir Charles Grandison (1759); and Resignation, in Two Parts (1762) Works in 1757, and, with a Life of the author in 1802; Poetical Works, with a Memoir by the Rev. J. Mitford, in 1834, and again in 1841; his Works, Poetical and Prose, with a Life by Doran, in 1851; and his Poetical Works, edited, with a Life, by Thomas, in 1852.