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Risk, George -1762

Overview
Works: 76 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 136 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Pamphlets  Fiction  Pictorial works  Parodies, imitations, etc  Drama  Sermons  Church history  Sources 
Roles: Publisher, Book producer, Bookseller, Printer
Classifications: PQ1797.F7, 848.508
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Risk
Ocean. : an ode. Occasioned by His Majesty's late royal encouragement of the sea-service. To which is prefix'd, an ode to the King: and a discourse on ode. by Edward Young( Book )

2 editions published between 1730 and 1743 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on man : address'd to a friend. Part I by Alexander Pope( Book )

2 editions published between 1733 and 1734 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drummer ; or, The haunted-house : a comedy ; as it is acted at the theatres by Joseph Addison( Book )

1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant, a naval lyrick : written in imitation of Pindar's spirit : on the British trade, and navigation by Edward Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1730 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conscious lovers : a comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's servants by Richard Steele( Book )

1 edition published in 1757 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesop : a comedy by John Vanbrugh( Book )

1 edition published in 1725 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of his own times by Matthew Prior( Book )

1 edition published in 1740 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouveaux dialogues des morts by Fontenelle( Book )

1 edition published in 1735 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The patron, or, The statesman's opera : of two acts by Odell( Book )

1 edition published in 1729 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

1 edition published in 1727 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metamorphoses, by Ovid, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>First published in 8 A.D., Ovid's Metamorphoses remains one of the most accessible and attractive avenues to the riches of Greek mythology. Beginning with the creation of the universe and ending with the death and deification of Julius Caesar, Ovid's masterful epic poem features a rich assortment of tales, including those of Jason and the Argonauts, Orpheus and Eurydice, the Trojan War, Echo and Narcissus, the slaying of the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, Hercules, Aeneas and Dido, the wedding of Perseus and Andromeda, and many others. These stories all have one element in common: transformation. Mortals become gods, animals turn to stone, and humans change into flowers, trees, or stars. Mingling pathos, humor, beauty, and cruelty, Ovid reveals how the endless ebb and flow of the universe itself is mirrored in the often paradoxical and always arbitrary fate of the poem's characters, both human and divine. A cosmic comedy of manners, Metamorphoses was read with delight in Ovid's own time and continues to charm audiences today, providing a treasure trove of myth and legend from which the whole of Western art and literature has derived incalculable inspiration. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Robert Squillace teaches Cultural Foundations courses in the General Studies Program of New York University. He has published extensively on the field of modern British literature, most notably in his study Modernism, Modernity and Arnold Bennett (Bucknell University Press, 1997). His recent teaching has involved him deeply in the world of the ancients. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the medievalist Angela Jane Weisl. Squillace also wrote the Introduction and Notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Homer's Odyssey
Les pseaumes de David mis en vers françois( Book )

1 edition published in 1731 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achilles; an opera by John Gay( Book )

1 edition published in 1733 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Allan Ramsay( Book )

1 edition published in 1733 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem, sacred to the glorious memory of our late most gracious sovereign lord King George : inscribed to the Right Honourable George Dodington, Esq by Richard Savage( Book )

1 edition published in 1727 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slip : a farce : as it is acted at the theatres with great applause by Christopher Bullock( Book )

1 edition published in 1720 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The provok'd wife by John Vanbrugh( Book )

2 editions published between 1725 and 1743 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hob's wedding : a new farce of two acts. Being the sequel of The country-wake. As it is acted at the Theatres with great applause( Book )

1 edition published in 1720 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sermon preached at the opening of the synod of Merse and Teviotdale, April 18th, 1732 by Hugh Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1736 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of the Protestants of Ireland under the late King James's government : in which their carriage towards him is justified, and the absolute necessity of their endeavouring to be freed from his government, and of submitting to their present Majesties is demonstrated by William King( Book )

2 editions published in 1744 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1650, in Antrim, Ireland, William King was a strong vocal supporter of William of Orange and as a result was imprisoned by the Jacobite government. This book was published after the Battle of the Boyne and the ascent of William to the throne, King having collected much of the material for the book during his imprisonment. Considered "a party pamphlet" (DNB), the book went through many editions. King became Archbishop of Dublin and, although a Whig, was considered an Irish patriot. Often read as an anti-Catholic polemic. Its real purpose was to justify the extreme step of having withdrawn allegiance from a legitimate monarch, on the grounds that the position Irish Protestants had been placed in had left them no other choice. King in fact voted against most of the penal laws introduced later in 1691, and strongly condemned the incomplete ratification of the treaty of Limerick. On the other hand, he strongly opposed concessions of any kind to Presbyterians
 
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Alternative Names
Risk, G. (George), -1762

Risk, George, d. 1762

Languages
English (23)

French (1)