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Spence, Joseph 1699-1768

Overview
Works: 162 works in 909 publications in 5 languages and 9,873 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Portraits  Catalogs  Sources  Personal correspondence  Business correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Restager , Originator, Translator
Classifications: PN165, 820.9005
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Most widely held works by Joseph Spence
Crito; or, A diaglogue on beauty by Joseph Spence( )

70 editions published between 1752 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes, observations and characters of books and men collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope and other eminent persons of his time by Joseph Spence( Book )

34 editions published between 1820 and 2015 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Spence (1699-1768) was ordained after graduating from Oxford, and having made the acquaintance of Alexander Pope, was helped by him to the professorship of poetry at Oxford, which he held for ten years from 1728. At the same time (and while holding the living of Birchanger in Essex) he began the first of several extended European journeys, accompanying nobility on the Grand Tour. He had published various literary works before his death in 1768, but left a number of manuscripts to be published at the discretion of his executors. They decided to take no action, but these anecdotes of Alexander Pope and his contemporaries came into the possession of a bookseller called Carpenter, who had them edited, and published them, prefaced with a life of Spence, in 1820. This is a fascinating compilation of anecdotes, aphorisms and biographical details about the most famous poet of his age
Observations, anecdotes, and characters of books and men, collected from conversation by Joseph Spence( Book )

35 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on Mr. Pope's Odyssey. In five dialogues by Joseph Spence( )

37 editions published between 1726 and 1747 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on Pope's Odyssey: in which some particular beauties and blemishes of that work are considered by Joseph Spence( Book )

31 editions published between 1726 and 2018 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parallel ; in the manner of Plutarch : between a most celebrated man of Florence ; and one, scarce ever heard of, in England. By the Reverend Mr. Spence by Joseph Spence( )

21 editions published between 1758 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Thomas Blacklock( )

22 editions published between 1756 and 2005 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations, anecdotes, and characters, of books and men by Joseph Spence( Book )

13 editions published between 1820 and 2010 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le miroir des belles femmes; ou, L'art de relever par les graces les charmes de la beauté by Joseph Spence( )

7 editions published in 1803 in French and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes, observations, and characters, of books and men by Joseph Spence( Book )

24 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life, character, and poems of Mr. Blacklock : student of philosophy, in the University of Edinburgh. By the Rev. Mr. Spence by Joseph Spence( )

16 editions published between 1754 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on Pope's Odyssey by Joseph Spence( )

22 editions published in 1727 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on several occasions by Stephen Duck( Book )

12 editions published between 1736 and 1764 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to the Revd. Mr. G.R by Joseph Spence( )

11 editions published between 1753 and 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crito by Joseph Spence( )

12 editions published between 1752 and 2018 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moralities : or, essays, letters, fables ; and translations. By Sir Harry Beaumont by Joseph Spence( )

9 editions published between 1753 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polymetis by Joseph Spence( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Beaumont Harry

Beaumont, Harry 1699-1768

Beaumont, Harry 1699-1768 Sir

Beaumont, Harry, Sir, 1699-1768

Beaumont, Heinrich 1699-1768

Beaumont, Henry 1699-1768

Joseph Spence

Joseph Spence British historian

Joseph Spence englischer Historiker, Gartenarchitekt, Theologe und Literat

Joseph Spence historiador britànic

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Spence, Joseph 1699-1768

Spencer, .. 1699-1768

Spencer, Joseph.

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