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The lives of the most eminent English poets. : With critical observations on their works.

Author: Samuel Johnson; Thomas Longman; B Law; James Dodsley; T Cadell
Publisher: London : Printed for T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, H. Baldwin, J. Robson, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G.G. & J. Robinson, T. Cadell, P. Elmsly, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, H.L. Gardner, T. Payne, F. & C. Rivington, W. Otridge, J. Sewell, W. Goldsmith, W. Lowndes, W. Bent, S. Hayes, G. & T. Wilkie, C. David, W. Nicoll, J. Matthews, J. Egerton, W. Fox, J. Edwards, Ogilvy & Speare, Scatcherd & Whitaker, J. Evans, Vernor & Hood, Clarke and Son, E. Newbery, and H. Murray., 1794.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : A new edition, corrected. In four volumesView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Lives of the most eminent English poets.
London : Printed for T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley ... [etc.], 1794
(OCoLC)566265052
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Johnson; Thomas Longman; B Law; James Dodsley; T Cadell
OCLC Number: 8463200
Notes: "Drawback" below imprint date on t.p. of each volume.
Signatures: Vol. 1: A⁴ B-2E⁸ 2F² ; v. 2: A⁴ B-2E⁸ ; v. 3: [A]² B-2C⁸ 2D⁶ ; v. 4: [A]² B-2F⁸ 2G².
First and second volumes have half-title (A1r in vol. 1; A2r in vol. 2, leaf A1 blank).
Frontispiece, vol. 1: engraved portrait of Johnson published by T. Cadell, dated 24 August 1791.
Description: 4 v. ([2], iii, [1], 3-4, 436, [1] leaf of plates; [2], v, [1], 431, [1]; [4], 409, [3]; [4], 452 p.) : 1 port. (engraving) ; 21 cm (8vo)
Contents: v. 1. Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret. Dorset. Stepney. Philips. Walsh --v. 2. Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison. Hughes. Sheffield --v. 3. Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond. Somervile. Savage. Swift. Broome --v. 4. Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A. Philips. West. Collins. Dyer. Shenstone. Young. Mallet. Akenside. Gray. Lyttelton.
Other Titles: Lives of the English poets
Responsibility: By Samuel Johnson.

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