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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



Savage, Richard (poet; 1697/8-1743).  3 (1733): 433-434; 4 (1734): 157 [misnumbered as 751], 694; 5 (1735): 213; 6 (1736): 100, 348 (2), 480 (2), 673, 743; 7 (1737): 113-114, 114, 178, 243, 310, 312, 373 [1st 373], 375 [1st 375], 751; 8 (1738): 154, 210, 315; 10 (1740): 196, 567; 11 (1741): 324, 381, 491-492, 494, 547 [2nd 547]; 12 (1742): 155-156, 490; 21 (1751): 36-37 [?]; 23 (1753): 492.

Saville, Henry.  6 (1736): 548.

Sawkins, Rev. Charles (clergyman; ca. 1758-1818).  65-ii (1795): 894-896.

Say, Samuel (Dissenting minister; 1676-1743).  55-ii (1785): 735.

Sayers, James (caricaturist; 1748-1823).  61-ii (1791): 1235.

Scarisbing, Frederick S.  64-i (1794): 257-258.

Scot, Rev. James (political and religious writer; 1733-1814).  26 (1756): 536.

Scott, John (poet; 1730-83).  23 (1753): 583-584; 24 (1754): 525; 28 (1758): 327; 65-ii (1795): 685.

Scott, Rev. Thomas (Dissenting minister and poet; 1705-75).  45 (1775): 193-194 (revised by Rev. Thomas Gibbons).

Seccomb, Rev. John (Congregational clergyman; 1708-92).  2 (1732): 770.

Sedley, Sir Charles (poet, dramatist, and wit; bapt. 1639; d. 1701).  18 (1748): 372.

Seidensticker, Johann Anton Ludwig (legal scholar).  59-ii (1789): 743.

Seward, Anna (poet [the “Swan of Lichfield”]; 1747-1809).  52 (1782): 447; 53-i (1783): 428; 53-ii (1783): 693, 871; 54-ii (1784): 613; 55-i (1785): 135-136, 213-214, 309; 55-ii (1785): 817, 906, 990; 56-i (1786): 66, 156-157, 249, 337, 426, 512; 56-ii (1786): 601, 695, 789-790, 885-886, 982, 1074; 57-i (1787): 169, 349 (2), 437; 57-ii (1787): 913; 58-i (1788): 61, 249; 58-ii (1788): 912-913, 1008; 59-i (1789): 71, 257 (2); 59-ii (1789): 743; 60-i (1790): 448; 60-ii (1790): 841;  61-i (1791): 67, 564 (2); 61-ii (1791): 1140; 62-i (1792): 364; 62-ii (1792): 1037; 63-ii (1793): 619;  66-i (1796): 368, 420-421, 421; 66-ii (1796): 952; 68-ii (1798): 976-977, 977-978; 69-ii (1799): 831 (2), 975; 70-ii (1800): 1185.

Seward, Rev. Thomas (prebendary of Lichfield; 1708-90).  54-i (1784): 87; 55-i (1785): 166; 56-i (1786): 514-516.

Sewell, Mary Young (poet; widow of Rev. George Sewell, rector of Byfleet, Surrey).  61-i (1791): 261; 67-ii (1797): 1116.

Sewell, W. (of Byfleet, Surrey).  70-i (1800): 261.

Seymour, Charles (teacher in Canterbury).  46 (1776): 230.

Seymour, J.  46 (1776): 86-87; 66-ii (1796): 1039-1040.

Seymour, John.  48 (1778): 599.

Shakespeare, William (playwright; 1564-1616).  2 (1732): 741; 5 (1735): 24 (3); 7 (1737): 559; 10 (1740): 249; 14 (1744): 98; 16 (1746): 425; 25 (1755): 565; 55-i (1785): 325.

Shard, Isaac Peccatus (d. 1766).  40 (1770): 278-279, 479.

Sharp, Rev. John (divine; ca. 1729-72).  55-i (1785): 306-307.

Sharp, William, Jun. (pamphleteer; d. 1794).  55-ii (1785): 847; 56-i (1786): 514; 56-ii (1786): 790; 59-i (1789): 164, 452, 553; 62-ii (1792): 943 [?].

Sharpe, Rev. John (clergyman and translator of historical works; 1769-1860).  65-ii (1795): 1037; 66-i (1796): 239, 239-240; 66-ii (1796): 599-600, 684, 775, 860-861; 67-i (1797): 149-150, 236 (2), 236-237, 325-326, 421 (2); 68-i (1798): 522; 68-ii (1798): 706; 70-ii (1800): 942-943.

Shaw, Cuthbert (actor and poet; 1738-71).  35 (1765): 40; 45 (1775): 194.

Shaw, Dr. George (botanist, joint founder of the Linnean Society, and keeper of the natural history section of the British Museum; 1751-1813).  67-i (1797): 235; 68-i (1798): 522.

Shaw, Rev. Stebbing (topographer and historian of Staffordshire; 1762-1802).  68-ii (1798): 560.

Shebbeare, John (surgeon and political propagandist; 1709-88).  9 (1739): 545.

Sheffield, John, 1st Duke of Buckingham (politician; 1647-1721).  19 (1749): 233 [?].

Shenstone, William (poet; 1714-63).  8 (1738): 41; 9 (1739): 153, 156; 10 (1740): 519 [?]; 11 (1741): 215, 324-325; 18 (1748): 39; 28 (1758): 595; 34 (1764): 188, 190; 38 (1768): 341; 58-i (1788): 253; 63-ii (1793): 790; 64-ii (1794): 1037; 65-ii (1795): 905; 68-i (1798): 467; 68-ii (1798): 560.

Shepherd, Rev. Samuel (clergyman in Kildrought, Ireland).  6 (1736): 157-158, 287; 10 (1740): 84.

Shepherd, T. R. (of Charles Town, South Carolina).  66-ii (1796): 600.

Sheppard, Sir Fleetwood (poet and courtier; 1634-98).  48 (1778): 600.

Sheridan, Elizabeth Ann Linley (singer and wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; 1754-92).  49 (1779): 608; 54-ii (1784): 934-935; 55-i (1785): 55-56, 56.

Sheridan, Frances Chamberlaine (novelist and playwright; 1724-66).  33 (1763): 91 (2), 609, 609-610; 38 (1768): 191.

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (dramatist and politician; 1751-1816).  45 (1775): 95, 95-96; 47 (1777): 40, 86; 57-ii (1787): 587; 68-i (1798): 331.

Sheridan, Thomas (schoolmaster and translator; 1687-1738).  5 (1735): 378; 32 (1762): 440 [?]; 37 (1767): 183.

Shirley, James (playwright; bapt. 1596; d. 1666).  51 (1781): 583.

Shirley, William (dramatist and merchant; fl. 1739-77).  20 (1750): 38 (2); 47 (1777): 603, 603-604 [?].

Short, John, Jun. (divinity student in Exeter).  60-i (1790): 353 (2).

Sican, John (b. ca. 1711; d. 1753 [?]).  4 (1734): 699; 5 (1735): 48 [?], 322.

Silvester, Rev. Tipping (divine and poet; 1700-68).  4 (1734): 98, 99.

Simmias of Rhodes (Greek poet).  66-ii (1796): 1019.

Singleton, A. (of Loughborough).  26 (1756): 190.

Singleton, John (American writer of theatrical verse).  24 (1754): 331-332, 332 [?].

Singleton, Rev. W. (clergyman of Hanslope, Bucks.).  61-ii (1791): 1141-1142; 62-ii (1792): 1038; 63-i (1793): 69-70; 64-ii (1794): 651, 652; 69-ii (1799): 788-789.

Six, James, the Elder (silk weaver and naturalist; 1730-93).  47 (1777): 188 [?].

Six, Rev. James, the Younger (poet; 1757-86).  52 (1782): 494; 54-i (1784): 285-286, 286; 54-ii (1784): 694; 66-i (1796): 324 (2).

Skeffington, Sir Lumley St. George (playwright and dilettante; 1771-1850).  62-i (1792): 556-557.

Smart, Christopher (poet; 1722-70).  15 (1745): 268-269; 17 (1747): 391; 21 (1751): 472; 24 (1754): 88-89, 89-90, 137, 138 (2), 175, 183 (3), 185, 236, 238, 283-284, 285 (2), 335 (2), 381, 382 (4), 479, 523, 574, 575; 25 (1755): 86, 178, 178-179, 567; 26 (1756): 36, 190, 304; 27 (1757): 563; 28 (1758): 594; 33 (1763): 355-356; 36 (1766): 427-428; 44 (1774): 488; 48 (1778): 464; 52 (1782): 135-136; 65-i (1795): 21, 22.

Smith, Charlotte (poet and novelist; 1749-1806).  55-i (1785): 307; 62-ii (1792): 1038; 63-ii (1793): 655 (2); 65-ii (1795): 742; 67-i (1797): 729.

Smith, Dr. Eaglesfield (poet and surgeon; ca. 1770-1838).  67-i (1797): 150-151, 151, 237, 423 (2), 509-510; 67-ii (1797): 1055, 1116; 68-i (1798): 61; 68-ii (1798): 609-610; 70-i (1800): 163-164, 260-261.

Smith, Edmund (poet and playwright; 1672-1710).  46 (1776): 212.

Smith, George.  58-i (1788): 542-543.

Smith, George, of Wigton (astronomer, topographer, and schoolmaster; 1700-1755).  5 (1735): 379, 610, 732; 6 (1736): 157; 7 (1737): 244, 756; 8 (1738): 216, 598; 10 (1740): 620; 11 (1741): 325-326; 15 (1745): 161 [?]; 16 (1746): 466; 17 (1747): 242; 24 (1754): 41.

Smith, John Prince (barrister and law reporter; ca. 1774-1822).  67-i (1797): 62.

Smith, Joseph.  8 (1738): 431.

Smith, Joshua.  69-i (1799): 240.

Smith, Rev. John (historian and writer on woolen industry; b. ca. 1700).  48 (1778): 384.

Smith, Rev. William (provost of the college, Philadelphia; 1727-1803).  27 (1757): 178, 178-179; 40 (1770): 384 [?].

Smith, W.  4 (1734): 700.

Smith, William “Gentleman” (actor; 1730-1819).  32 (1762): 440; 58-ii (1788): 769.

Smollett, Dr. Tobias George (novelist and physician; 1721-71).  25 (1755): 322-323.

Snell, Captain Powell (barrister; ca. 1738-ca. 1804).  61-i (1791): 166-167, 368 [? (or Rev. Cooper Willyams)], 469 (5); 61-ii (1791): 1047; 62-i (1792): 168, 364, 463-464.

Soame, Henry Francis Robert (soldier and poet; 1768-1803).  51 (1781): 482; 60-i (1790): 258.

Somerville, William (poet; 1675-1742).  8 (1738): 654.

Sookes, T.  68-ii (1798): 1068.

Sotherby, William (poet; 1757-1833).  69-i (1799): 238.

Sourigučre de Saint-Marc, Jean Marie (playwright; 1763-1837).  65-ii (1795): 864.

Southey, Robert (poet laureate; 1774-1843).  69-i (1799): 193-194; 70-i (1800): 162-163.

Sowden, Benjamin (Dissenting preacher in Rotterdam; b. 1721 or 1722; d. 1778).  19 (1749): 134, 325; 22 (1752): 84; 26 (1756): 488; 28 (1758): 83 (2); 35 (1765): 286-287, 333-334, 381-382; 44 (1774): 379-380.

Spearing, Lieut. George.  63-ii (1793): 700.

Spenser, Edmund (poet; 1552?-99).  5 (1735): frontispiece, 24 (2); 50 (1780): 317; 53-ii (1783): 577.

Spicer, Rev. John (divine and schoolmaster; 1713-84).  46 (1776): 178.

Spratt, Thomas, Bishop of Rochester (divine; 1635-1713).  49 (1779): 511.

St Marc, Jean-Paul-André des Rasins, Marquis de (poet; 1728-1818).  48 (1778): 150.

St. John, Henry, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (Tory politician and political writer; 1678-1751).  3 (1733): 173; 32 (1762): 495.

Stacie, J.  4 (1734): 158.

Stanhope, Philip Dormer, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (statesman and letter-writer; 1694-1773).  3 (1733): 263; 6 (1736): 680; 8 (1738): 653; 11 (1741): 102; 34 (1764): 442; 60-i (1790): 556.

Stawell, John, 2nd Baron Stawell (ca. 1668-92).  52 (1782): 338.

Stephens, Catherine (poet).  60-i (1790): 450; 60-ii (1790): 652, 938; 61-i (1791): 166, 364; 61-ii (1791): 662-663, 663, 757, 951; 62-i (1792): 462; 62-ii (1792): 944; 63-i (1793): 464.

Stephens, Joseph.  16 (1746): 663.

Stephens, T. (poet).  7 (1737): 567 [?].

Sterling, Rev. James (playwright and poet; 1701-63).  3 (1733): 95; 8 (1738): 97-98.

Sterne, Rev. Laurence (humorist; 1713-68).  13 (1743): 376; 20 (1750): 423; 66-i (1796): 151 [?].

Stevens, George Alexander (songwriter, actor, and wit; 1710?-84).  54-ii (1784): 795; 61-i (1791): 318 [?]; 61-ii (1791): 629.

Stevens, Rev. William Bagshaw (schoolmaster and poet; 1756-1800).  54-i (1784): 368; 54-ii (1784): 693; 56-i (1786): 427 (2); 57-i (1787): 352, 529; 57-ii (1787): 625; 60-i (1790): 452 (3); 60-ii (1790): 748 (2); 61-ii (1791): 1222; 66-i (1796): 421; 68-i (1798): 520; 69-ii (1799): 560-561.

Stockdale, Rev. Percival (clergyman, literary critic, and editor of the Critical Review and the Universal Magazine; 1736-1811).  64-i (1794): 259-260; 70-ii (1800): 635 [?].

Stockton, Annis Boudinot (American poet; 1736-1801).  26 (1756): 584.

Stokes, W.  6 (1736): 417.

Strong, Robert, Jun.  64-ii (1794): 1038.

Strupar, Thomas (of Kingston, Jamaica).  59-i (1789): 160-161.

Stuart, Charles (Scottish playwright; fl. 1777-91).  55-i (1785): 476.

Stubbs, Rev. George (clergyman; b. ca. 1683).  46 (1776): 213-214.

Summerville, William.  67-ii (1797): 784.

Swan, Dr. John (physician; fl. 1739-43).  9 (1739): 40, 96, 151, 207, 267-268, 322, 377, 436, 547, 657; 10 (1740): 32, 197, 256, 565-566; 11 (1741): 45, 439, 548 [2nd 548]; 13 (1743): 437.

Swanwick, John (American banker and politician; 1759?-98).  58-ii (1788): 638; 65-i (1795): 508-509.

Swift, Jonathan (Dean of St. Patrick’s, Dublin, and satirist; 1667-1745).  1 (1731): 537; 2 (1732): 623-624, 717, 819-820, 821, 922 (2); 3 (1733): 320, 372, 710; 4 (1734): 569 [?] (6), 623, 698 (2); 5 (1735): 48, 99; 6 (1736): 284; 14 (1744): 158; 15 (1745): 663; 16 (1746): 536-537; 32 (1762): 380 [?], 380-381, 381; 34 (1764): 244; 38 (1768): 439 [? (or John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester?)]; 43 (1773): 512; 45 (1775): 492; 51 (1781): 384; 69-i (1799): 376n; 70-ii (1800): 1038n.

Swift, Theophilus (barrister; 1746-1815).  49 (1779): 608.

Syle, W.  62-ii (1792): 1040, 1136; 63-ii (1793): 1204; 64-i (1794): 457.