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Dodsley, James 1724-1797

Works: 627 works in 948 publications in 1 language and 5,886 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Poetry  Romances  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Ballads  Biography 
Roles: Printer, Bookseller, Author, Book producer, Publisher, Editor, Recipient, Distributor
Classifications: PR1181, 423
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Reliques of ancient English poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date by Thomas Percy( Book )

5 editions published between 1765 and 1775 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting a friend, the writer and cleric Thomas Percy (1729-1811) noticed a neglected folio whose pages were being used by the maids to light the fire. Upon inspection, this manuscript was found to be a seventeenth-century collection of historical ballads. Following this discovery, Percy collected further ballads and songs from a number of sources, which he published in this three-volume work in 1765, although ultimately only a quarter of the texts he presented came from that original manuscript. Although this work proved to be incredibly popular, Percy's idiosyncratic editorial practices also received much criticism. The collection centres on historical ballads and romances, demonstrating the development of language, customs and traditions, to which Percy added contemporary ballads for his readers' enjoyment. Volume 3 includes ballads of Sir Gawain, King Arthur and St George and the Dragon, and contains the additions and corrections to all three volumes
Letters written by the late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden : together with several other pieces on various subjects by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1774 and 1787 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from Mr. Burke, to a member of the National assembly : in answer to some objections to his book on French affairs by Edmund Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 1791 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of works by Edmund Burke relating to his views of the French Revolution
Orlando furioso: by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

1 edition published in 1783 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the writings and genius of Shakespear, compared with the Greek and French dramatic poets; with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire by Montagu( Book )

1 edition published in 1770 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1810. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... UPON THE DEATH or JULIUS CiESAR; THE Tragedies of Cinna, and Julius Caesar, are each of them the representation of a conspiracy ; but it cannot be denied that our countryman has been by far more judicious in his choice of the story. An abortive scheme, in which some people of obscure fame were engaged, and even in whom, as they are represented, the enterprise was pardoned, more from contempt of their abilities and power, than the clemency of the emperor, makes a poor figure in contrast with that conspiracy, which, formed by the first characters in Rome, effected the destruction of the greatest man the world ever produced, and was succeeded by the most memorable consequences. History furnishes various examples of men of base and treacherous natures, of dissolute manners, ruined fortunes, and lost reputations, uniting in horrid association to destroy their prince. Ambition Ambition often cuts itself a bloody way to greatness.--Exasperated misery sometimes plunges its desperate dagger in the breast of the oppressor. The cabal of a court, the mutiny of a camp, the wild zeal of fanatics, have too frequently produced events of that nature. But this conspiracy was formed of very different elements. It was the genius of Rome, the rights of her constitution, the spirit of her laws, that rose against the ambition of Caesar; they steeled the heart, and whetted the dagger of the mild, the virtuous, the gentle Brutus, to give the mortal wound, not to a tyrant, who had fastened fetters on his fellow-citizens, but to the conqueror, who had made almost the whole world wear their chains; and who was then preparing to subdue the only empire that remained unsubjected to them. Can there be a subject more worthy of the Tragic Muse, than an action so important in its consequences, an
Speech of Edmund Burke, esq., on moving his resolutions for conciliation with the colonies, March 22, 1775 by Edmund Burke( Book )

1 edition published in 1775 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of painting of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy by Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy( Book )

2 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by William Mason( Book )

3 editions published in 1764 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Bath guide, or, Memoirs of the B-r-d family : In a series of poetical epistles by Christopher Anstey( Book )

7 editions published between 1766 and 1788 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems in six volumes by Robert Dodsley( Book )

6 editions published between 1758 and 1776 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in Greece : or an account of a tour made at the expense of the Society of Dilettanti by Richard Chandler( Book )

1 edition published in 1776 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A select collection of old plays : in twelve volumes ; with additional notes and corrections by Robert Dodsley( Book )

1 edition published in 1780 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems : in four volumes by Robert Dodsley( Book )

2 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous tracts relating to natural history, husbandry, and physick by Carl von Linné( Book )

2 editions published in 1775 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[James Dodsley correspondence] by James Dodsley( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Electronic Enlightenment Scholarly Edition of Correspondence is an online, fully cross-searchable collection of correspondence from the 17th to 20th century. It combines never previously published materials with best scholarly editions, and is updated annually. Also included are extensive scholarly annotations and the Electronic Enlightenment Biographical Dictionary. The contributors and addressees include authors, philosophers, craftsmen … The topics covered include education, religion, politics, art, science, the slave trade, gender issues …. Most of the correspondents are from France, Germany, Italy, the British Isles and North America, but there are also contributions from Spain, Portugal, Russia, …
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Alternative Names

Dodsley 1724-1797

Dodsley J.

Dodsley, J. 1724-1797

Dodsley, J. (James), 1724-1797

Dodsley James

Doodsley, James 1724-1797

James Dodsley British bookseller

James Dodsley James Dodsley (1724–1797) was an English bookseller

James Dodsley James Dodsley war ein Englischer Buchverkäufer.

R. and J. Dodsley.

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