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The Poetry of the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1731 – 1800:
An Electronic Database of Titles, Authors, and First Lines
– An Ongoing Project –

Emily Lorraine de Montluzin



Pilon, Frederick (actor and dramatist; 1750-88).  48 (1778): 535-536; 50 (1780): 92; 51 (1781): 283.

Pindar (Greek lyric poet; ca. 522-443 B.C.).  66-i (1796): 328; 67-i (1797): 512; 69-ii (1799): 559n.

Piozzi, Hester Lynch [formerly Hester Lynch Thrale] (friend of Samuel Johnson; 1741-1821).  33 (1763): 459; 49 (1779): 368; 51 (1781): 134 [?]; 56-ii (1786): 699 (2); 57-i (1787): 257, 258; 60-i (1790): 73; 61-i (1791): 4; 66-i (1796): 237-238.

Pitt, Rev. Christopher (poet; 1699-1748).  9 (1739): 39; 16 (1746): 37; 22 (1752): 136-137; 43 (1773): 93, 94; 45 (1775): 193; 46 (1776): 135; 49 (1779): 261; 65-ii (1795): 806.

Pitt, Rev. Robert (clergyman; 1693-1730).  45 (1775): 193.

Plumptre, Dr. Huntingdon (physician and poet; bapt. 1601/2; d. 1660).  69-ii (1799): 924-925.

Polignac, Melchior de (author of the Anti-Lucretius; 1661-1742).  18 (1748): 218-219; 23 (1753): 386, 438, 486, 532.

Polwhele, Rev. Richard (historian of Devon and Cornwall; 1760-1838).  57-i (1787): 438-439; 57-ii (1787): 717, 718-719, 1108; 58-i (1788): 250; 61-ii (1791): 1222; 65-i (1795): 455; 65-ii (1795): 600; 66-i (1796): 368.

Pope, Alexander (poet; 1688-1744).  1 (1731): 163, 306; 3 (1733): 96 (2), 150 (2), 205, 319; 4 (1734): 43, 96, 97-98, 157 [misnumbered as 751], 212-213, 325, 382, 442-443 [2nd 442-2nd 443], 501, 561, 619, 694 (2), 747; 5 (1735): 41, 45, 95, 154, 253 [2nd 253]; 6 (1736): 286, 348, 548; 8 (1738): 377; 9 (1739): 44, 322, 323 (2), 490; 10 (1740): 138; 11 (1741): 45, 548 [2nd 548], 604, 660; 12 (1742): 100, 102; 13 (1743): 321, 490; 550; 14 (1744): 611; 15 (1745): 164; 16 (1746): 104, 158; 17 (1747): 444; 18 (1748): 210; 19 (1749): 392; 22 (1752): 184-185, 468, 469; 23 (1753): 242; 24 (1754): 431, 560 [?]; 27 (1757): 277; 29 (1759): 382; 30 (1760): 289; 43 (1773): 244; 47 (1777): 464n; 57-i (1787): 351; 59-i (1789): 182; 61-ii (1791): 892; 66-i (1796): 6; 68-i (1798): 391 [misnumbered as 2nd 383]; 69-i (1799): 123, 124 (2), 452 (2); 69-ii (1799): 841; 70-ii (1800): 1123.

Porson, Richard (Greek scholar; 1759-1808).  56-ii (1786): 789.

Portal, Abraham (dramatist; fl. 1758-96).  33 (1763): 457.

Porter, -----.  14 (1744): 44 [?].

Potter, Rev. Robert (translator of Ęschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles; 1721-1804).  69-ii (1799): 1026.

Powys, Rev. Thomas, Dean of Bristol and later of Canterbury (divine; ca. 1737-1809).  37 (1767): 137.

Poynton, Thomas (described as “a Pauper”).  53-ii (1783): 607.

Pratt, Samuel Jackson (miscellaneous writer; 1749-1814).  55-i (1785): 136, 386-387; 55-ii (1785): 820-821, 821, 909, 992; 56-ii (1786): 604, 983; 57-ii (1787): 1106; 59-i (1789): 556; 59-ii (1789): 1036-1037; 61-ii (1791): 1044; 66-i (1796): 240.

Preston, William.  51 (1781): 434-435, 481-482.

Price, Henry, of Poole (land-waiter).  8 (1738): 651; 11 (1741): 601; 40 (1770): 386 (2).

Prince, John Henry (Methodist minister and miscellaneous writer; b. 1770; d. in or after 1818).  69-ii (1799): 693.

Prior, Matthew (poet and diplomat; 1664-1721).  4 (1734): 500; 14 (1744): 503; 15 (1745): 217; 16 (1746): 699; 17 (1747): 290; 18 (1748): 181; 44 (1774): 16; 54-ii (1784): 596.

Prior, Rev. Edward (clergyman; b. ca. 1699).  49 (1779): 250-251.

Pryme, Rev. Abraham de la (antiquary; 1672-1704).  17 (1747): 23-24.

Puddicombe, John Newell (usher at Dulwich College; b. ca. 1758).  50 (1780): 436; 53-i (1783): 64; 55-ii (1785): 557-558, 643-644; 56-ii (1786): 886-887.

Pugh, Rev. James Henry (b. ca. 1774).  66-ii (1796): 688.

Pughe, William Owen [formerly William Owen] (Welsh lexicographer, antiquary, and editor of Welsh literary works; 1759-1835).  58-ii (1788): 821 [?]; 59-ii (1789): 1077-1078 [?]; 60-i (1790): 214 [?].

Pullein [Pullen], Rev. Samuel (poet and writer on silk culture; fl. 1758).  23 (1753): 582; 28 (1758): 372.

Pulteney, William, Earl of Bath (statesman; 1684-1764).  11 (1741): 101; 26 (1756): 192.

Purver, Hannah.  29 (1759): 431.

Pye, Henry James (poet laureate; 1745-1813).  33 (1763): 40, 457-458; 36 (1766): 234-235; 52 (1782): 136; 61-i (1791): 67, 565; 62-i (1792): 556; 63-i (1793): 68, 556; 64-i (1794): 65, 553; 65-i (1795): 60, 508; 66-i (1796): 61, 508; 67-i (1797): 60, 508; 68-i (1798): 60, 518; 68-ii (1798): 880, 978; 69-i (1799): 60, 420, 508; 69-ii (1799): 604, 973; 70-i (1800): 69, 370, 561.

Pye, S.  66-i (1796): 327-328.

Pye-Waters, Rev. Edward.  58-i (1788): 347 (4), 347-348.

Pythagoras (mathematician and philosopher; ca. 570-ca. 490 B.C.).  69-ii (1799): 752.

Racine, Louis (writer of religious poetry; 1692-1763).  21 (1751): 230.

Radcliffe, Ann (novelist; 1764-1823).  64-ii (1794): 653; 68-i (1798): 428.

Radcliffe, Anna Maria Webb, Countess of Derwentwater (wife of Sir James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater [1689-1716], who was attainted for treason and beheaded following the Jacobite rising of the ’Fifteen; 1692/3-1723).  50 (1780): 90.

Ralegh, Sir Walter (naval commander; 1554-1618).  9 (1739): 598.

Ralph, James (Opposition journalist and miscellaneous writer; 1705?-62).  3 (1733): 96; 17 (1747): 338.

Ramsay, Allan (poet; 1686-1758).  7 (1737): 507; 12 (1742): 13 (1743): 488-489; 491; 20 (1750): 325; 55-i (1785): 345.

Ramsay, John, of Ochterlyre, Stirling.  63-i (1793): 389.

Randolph, Thomas (poet; bapt. 1605; d. 1635).  42 (1772): 535, 536 (2).

Rastrick, Rev. John (Presbyterian minister; 1650-1727).  59-ii (1789): 1033-1034.

Raynes, Rev. Edward Robert, archdeacon of Lewes, Sussex (divine; d. 1823).  70-ii (1800): 1189 [?].

Redman, Dr. Jones (physician; d. 1763).  35 (1765): 432 (3), 432 [?], 477-478, 478.

Reed, Isaac (editor of Shakespeare; 1742-1807).  31 (1761): 231.

Rees, David.  63-i (1793): 371.

Reid, William Hamilton (silver-buckle-maker and self-taught linguist, topographer, and antiquary; d. 1826).  56-i (1786): 340; 57-i (1787): 173; 57-ii (1787): 626, 818, 1178; 58-i (1788): 158-159, 252; 58-ii (1788): 636, 733, 915; 59-i (1789): [ii], 258, 353, 452, 555; 59-ii (1789): 650-651, 842, 1130; 60-i (1790): [ii], 70-71, 163, 450, 555, 650; 60-ii (1790): 939, 1034-1035, 1128-1129; 61-i (1791): 264, 367-368, 567; 61-ii (1791): 759 (2), 856, 1142-1143, 1143; 62-i (1792): 262; 62-ii (1792): 846 (2); 63-i (1793): 359, 360, 463 (2); 64-i (1794): 165, 364 (7); 64-ii (1794): 745-746, 748 (4); 65-i (1795): 512;  67-ii (1797): 1056 (3); 68-i (1798): 60-61; 69-i (1799): 511 (2), 512; 70-ii (1800): 949, 980.

Relph, Rev. Josiah, of Sebergham (poet; 1712-43).  25 (1755): 468.

Renwick, William (Royal Navy surgeon and miscellaneous writer; bapt. 1740; d. 1814).  36 (1766): 427.

Rhudde, Rev. John (clergyman; d. 1778).  23 (1753): 584; 24 (1754): 477; 33 (1763): 251; 34 (1764): 90, 91 [?], 92.

Riccaltoun, Robert (Scottish divine and poet; 1691-1769).  10 (1740): 256.

Richards, Rev. George (clergyman and poet; bapt. 1767; d. 1837).  61-i (1791): 670.

Richards, Rev. W. (dead by the end of 1751).  21 (1751): 134.

Richardson, -----, Senior.  50 (1780): 291-292.

Richardson, Robert (ca. 1736-62).  34 (1764): 138.

Richardson, Samuel (novelist; 1689-1761).  6 (1736): 51.

Rickman, Thomas “Clio” (bookseller and radical writer; 1761-1834).  65-i (1795): 511.

Rider, Rev. William (miscellaneous writer; 1723-85).  11 (1741): 47, 272, 382; 12 (1742): 384, 492; 13 (1743): 267, 376, 490, 607, 660; 14 (1744): 558, 614; 15 (1745): 103, 326, 440; 16 (1746): 101; 18 (1748): 469; 20 (1750): 86; 21 (1751): 374, 566, 567; 22 (1752): 235, 530, 578; 25 (1755): 373.

Ridley, Sir Matthew White (Member of Parliament; 1745-1813).  59-ii (1789): 939.

Ring, John (surgeon; 1752-1821).  64-i (1794): 459; 66-i (1796): 209.

Ritson, Joseph (antiquary; 1752-1803).  61-ii (1791): 1045-1046.

Rivers, Rev. David (Dissenting minister in Highgate).  68-ii (1798): 705, 796; 69-i (1799): 239.

Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy (b. in or after 1050; d. 1134).  64-ii (1794): 981.

Roberts, Rev. William Hayward (1734-91).  61-ii (1791): 852-853.

Robertson, -----.  62-ii (1792): 944.

Robertson, Alexander, 13th Baron of Struan (Jacobite clan chief and poet; ca. 1670-1749).  7 (1737): 564.

Robertson, James (actor and poet).  40 (1770): 134, 280 [1st 280].

Robertson, John (journeyman barber in Derby).  39 (1769): 47.

Robertson, Rev. Joseph (divine and literary critic; 1726-1802).  21 (1751): 421 [?]; 25 (1755): 84 [?]; 62-i (1792): 68-69; 66-ii (1796): 725.

Robinson, ----- (schoolboy son of a clergyman near Lichfield).  62-i (1792): 559-560.

Robinson, Dr. Anthony (acting lieutenant in infantry company on Jamaica; dead by the end of 1789).  59-i (1789): 161.

Robinson, Mary “Perdita” (actress, poet, and mistress of George, Prince of Wales; 1756/1758?-1800).  63-i (1793): 263; 64-ii (1794): 1033, 1033-1034; 67-i (1797): 62-63; 69-i (1799): 253.

Robinson, Rev. Robert (Dissenting preacher; 1726/7-91).  59-ii (1789): 843; 60-i (1790): 165, 356, 357; 61-ii (1791): 1233.

Robson, -----.  51 (1781): 124 (2).

Rodd, Thomas, the Elder (bookseller and poet; 1763-1822).  69-ii (1799): 1069-1070.

Rogers, Daniel (diplomat and Latin poet; ca. 1538-1591).  70-ii (1800): 1136.

Rogers, Rev. Samuel (schoolmaster; ca. 1731-90).  21 (1751): 516; 22 (1752): 328.

Rolt, Richard (playwright; bapt. 1724; d. 1770).  18 (1748): 134, 373; 34 (1764): 593 (4).

Ronsard, Pierre de (poet; 1524-85).  65-ii (1795): 773 (4); 67-ii (1797): 596-597, 597 (2).

Roscoe, William (historian; 1753-1831).  66-ii (1796): 863, 952; 68-ii (1798): 707-708; 69-i (1799): 508-509; 70-ii (1800): 773.

Roscommon, Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of (poet; 1637-85).  65-ii (1795): 617.

Rossil, ----- (schoolmaster in Leicester).  53-ii (1783): 960.

Rowe, Elizabeth (poet and miscellaneous writer; 1674-1737).  5 (1735): 253 [2nd 253], 324; 9 (1739): 98; 10 (1740): 89, 196; 39 (1769): 503-504 [?].

Rowe, Nicholas (playwright and poet; 1674-1718).  3 (1733): 177; 6 (1736): 75; 9 (1739): 44; 69-ii (1799): 852n.

Rowe, Thomas (poet; 1687-1715).  9 (1739): 284.

Rowland, Mary.  11 (1741): 157.

Rudd, Rev. Abraham Blackstone (b. 1752 or 1753; d. 1794).  61-ii (1791): 949-950.

Russel, Richard (nonjuror and co-editor of the Grub-Street Journal; 1685-1756).  1 (1731): 154 [?], 306 [?], 400 [?], 452 [?]; 2 (1732): 564 [misnumbered as 645] [?], 567 [?], 820 [?], 845 [?], 921 [?], 1068 [?]; 3 (1733): 600 [?], 656 [?], 659 [?]; 4 (1734): 99 [?], 272 [?], 327 [?], 386 [?]; 5 (1735): 102 [?], 160 [?].

Russell, George.  51 (1781): 383.

Russell, Rev. Thomas (poet; 1762-88).  58-i (1788): 62-63; 58-ii (1788): 753; 62-ii (1792): 749.

Russell, William (historian; 1741-93).  49 (1779): 511-512.

Ryland, John (merchant and friend of Samuel Johnson; 1717-98).  17 (1747): 146 [?], 241 [?] (2), 241-242 [?], 338 [?].

Sackette, Rev. John (poet; d. 1753).  11 (1741): 601; 12 (1742): 48, 532; 13 (1743): 213; 14 (1744): 43; 15 (1745): 159, 213, 326, 384 (2); 16 (1746): 215, 379 (2), 434 (3), 435, 491 (2), 551, 607 (2); 17 (1747): 194; 18 (1748): 232 (2), 280 [misnumbered as 80] (2), 374 (2), 420, 472, 568 (3); 19 (1749): 85, 373; 20 (1750): 566; 21 (1751): 568; 53-ii (1783): 928n.

Sackville, Charles, 2nd Duke of Dorset (politician; 1711-69).  4 (1734): 100; 48 (1778): 431.

Sackville, Charles, 6th Earl of Dorset (poet; 1643-1706).  15 (1745): 45; 16 (1746): 538-539 [?].

Saffold, Thomas (astrologer and purveyor of quack cures for venereal disease; bapt. 1620?; d. 1691).  5 (1735): 10.

Samwell, David (surgeon; d. 1799).  60-ii (1790): 650; 61-ii (1791): 1142; 62-ii (1792): 1040; 65-i (1795): 151; 67-i (1797): 148; 68-i (1798): 157.

Sanderson, Thomas (poet and schoolmaster; 1759-1829).  66-ii (1796): 775 [?]; 67-ii (1797): 693-694; 68-i (1798): 332, 426 (2), 519; 68-ii (1798): 611-612.

Santevil, -----.  24 (1754): 237.

Saunders, Rev. William (clergyman in Bristol; b. ca. 1715?).  12 (1742): 540, 597, 597 [?], 598, 652; 13 (1743): 99, 265.

Savage, Rev. William (clergyman; ca. 1546-1619).  68-ii (1798): 1135.