By P N Furbank
Daniel Defoe was once essentially the most prolific writers in English literature, but the canon of works attributed to him swelled from a hundred to 570 titles among 1790 and the Nineteen Nineties. Furbank and Owens offer a severe bibliography of Defoe's works, together with evidences for ascription.
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Other locations: C, Ct, Eu, Lu, MRu; CLU-C, CSmH, CtY-BR, DFo, InU-Li, MB, MH-H, MnU, NNC, PU, TxU. 13 A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DANIEL DEFOE The tract takes off from King William's speech to Parliament on 3December 1697, in which he said that, peace having been achieved, he hoped to have leisure 'effectually to discourage Prophaneness and Immorality'. Defoe assumes the role of a humble member of the ,Plebeii', to whom the gentry and clergy are 'Lights erected on high places to guide and govern us' (p.
Or fools, or too young, or immoral. Under present circumstances, men without estates may be just as good judges of the nation's financial needs. 21 A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DANIEL DEFOE The pamphlet was reprinted in the True Collection (1703). It was reprinted again in 1769, along with the more famous Original Power of the Collective Body of the People of England (31), during Wilkes's contest with the House of Commons. 19 The Danger of the Protestant Religion Consider'd, from the Present Prospect of a Religious War in Europe.
The imprint is almost certainly fictitious, and it is possible that the name 'Verdraeght' (a form of the verb 'verdragen', meaning 'to be tolerant') is covertly allusive. It was reprinted in a collection of pamphlets entitled Fourteen Pape7's (London: Richard Baldwin, 1689), and again, mistakenly, in the first issue of Miscellanies by the Late Right Noble Lord Marquess of Hallifax (1700) (it was dropped from later editions). See further John Robert Moore, 'Defoe's "Lost" Letter to a Dissenter', HLQ, 14 (1951), pp.