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Mary LeaporA Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry$

Richard Greene

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198119883

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.001.0001

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(p.210) Appendix: The Weston Hall Library

(p.210) Appendix: The Weston Hall Library

Mary Leapor
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Susanna Jennens did not leave a list of the books she owned. What follows is an inventory of works in English at Weston Hall published before Mary Leapor's death. Some books from this period have been excluded since they appear to have been added to the library by subsequent owners of the house. Not all of the books in this inventory were certainly in the library during Leapor's employment in the house or during her subsequent friendship with Jennens. Moreover, it is believed that some of Jennens's books were removed from the house after her death. There is no reason to doubt, however, that most of these books did belong to Jennens, and that Leapor had access to them.

ADDISON, JOSEPH. Remarks on Several Parts of Italy. 2nd edn. London, 1718.

——— The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison. Edited by Thomas Tickell. 4 vols. London, 1721.

AUBERT DE VERTOT D'AUBEUF, RENÉ. The Revolutions of Portugal. Translated by G. Rousillon. London, 1724.

BACON, FRANCIS. Sylva Sylvarum: Or, Natural History. 7th edn. London, 1658.

BAILEY, NATHAN. An Universal Etymological Dictionary. 2nd edn. London, 1724.

BARROW, ISAAC. Euclides Elements. London, 1722.

—— Of Contentment, Patience and Resignation to the Will of God. Edited by Thomas Barrow. 2nd edn. London, 1714.

——— The Works of the Learned Isaac Barrow, D.D. 3 vols. London, 1700.

BURNET, GILBERT. Bishop Gilber's History of his Own Time. Edited by Gilbert Burnet the younger and Thomas Burnet. Vol. i of 2. London, 1724.

BURNET, THOMAS. The Theory of the Earth. 2 vols. London, 1684.

BUTLER, JOSEPH. The Analogy of Religion. London, 1736.

BUTLER, SAMUEL. Hudibras. London, 1710.

—— Posthumous Works. 3 vols. 3rd edn. London, 1715–17.

CHAMBERLAYNE, EDWARD, and CHAMBERLAYNE, JOHN. The Present State of England. 21st edn. London, 1704.

CHARNOCK, STEPHEN. Discourse upon the Existence and Attributes of God. 3rd edn. London, 1699.

The Christian's Duty. London, 1730.

(p.211) CIBBER, COLLEY. Plays Written by Mr Cibber. 2 vols. London, 1721.

CLARENDON, EDWARD HYDE, first earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. 3 vols. Oxford, 1720–1.

CLARKE, JOHN. An Enquiry into the Cause and Origin of Evil. London, 1720.

——— An Enquiry into the Cause and Origin of Moral Evil. London, 1721.

CLARKE, SAMUEL. An Exposition of the Church Catechism. 2nd edn. London, 1730.

CONGREVE, WILLIAM. The Works of Congreve. 2 vols. 3rd edn. London, 1719.

[COURT, PIETER CORNELIS DE LA]. The True Interest and Political Maxims of the Republick of Holland and West Friesland. London, 1702.

CROXALL, SAMUEL, trans., A Select Collection of Novels. 6 vols. London, 1720–2.

DEFOE, DANIEL. The History of the Union. London, 1736.

——— Robinson Crusoe. 2 vols. London, 1722.

DENNIS, JOHN. The Select Works of Mr John Dennis. 2 vols. London, 1718.

DRYDEN, JOHN. The Dramatick Works of John Dryden. Edited by William Congreve. 6 vols. London, 1717.

———— Fables. London, 1721.

——— Miscellany Poems. 6 vols. 4th edn. London, 1716.

——— The Works of the Late Famous Mr. John Dryden. Vol. iii: Poems on Various Occasions and Translations from Several Authors. London, 1701.

D'URFEY, THOMAS. Tales Tragical and Comical. London, 1704.

EVELYN, JOHNS. Kalendarium Hortense: Or, The Gard'ner's Almanac. 9th edn. London, 1699.

The Evening Post. Nos. 105–229 (13–15 Apr. 1710–27–30, Jan. 1711).

FARQUHAR, GEORGE. The Works. 2 vols. 5th edn. London, 1721.

FÉNELON, FRANÇOIS. Instructions for the Education of a Daughter. Translated by George Hickes. 2nd edn. London, 1708.

FROWDE, PHILIP. Philotas. London, 1731.

GONDI, JEAN FRANÇOIS PAUL DE. Memoirs of the Cardinal De Retz. Translated by P. Davall. Vols. i-iii of 4. London, 1723.

GORDON, THOMAS, and TRENCHARD, JOHN. Cato's Letters. 4 vols. London, 1724.

HARRINGTON, JAMES. The Oceana of James Harrington. London, 1700.

The High German Doctor. London, 1720.

The History of the Catiline's Conspiracy. London, 1683.

HORNECK, ANTHONY. The Great Law of Consideration. 6th edn. London, 1694.

JONES, DAVID. A Continuation of the Secret History of White-Hall. London, 1697.

(p.212) JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS. The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated by Roger L'Estrange. 3 vols. 2nd edn. London, 1709.

JUVENALIS, DECIMUS JUNIUS. The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated by John Dryden. 5th edn. London, 1713.

KER, JOHN. The Memoirs of John Ker. London, 1726.

LEE, NATHANIEL. The Works of Mr Nathaniel Lee. 3 vols. London, 1722.

LE SAGE, ALAIN RENÉ. Le Diable Boiteux Or, The Devil Upon Two Sticks. 2 vols. 6th edn. London, 1729.

LOCKE, JOHN. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Vol. i of 2. 8th edn. London, 1721.

LUCRETIUS. Of the Nature of Things. Translated by Thomas Creech. 2 vols. London, 1714.

Manley, Mary de la Rivière. Secret Memoirs and Manners. 2 vols. London, 1716.

Memoirs of the Royal House of Savoy. London, 1707.

MILLER, PHILIP. The Gardener's Dictionary. 3 vols. 2nd abridged edn. London, 1741.

MILTON, JOHN. Paradise Lost. London, 1668.

MONTESQUIEU, CHARLES DE SECONDAT, baron de. Persian Letters. Translated by M. Ozell. Vol. ii of 2. London, 1722.

Nelson, Robert. An Address to Persons of Quality and Estate. London, 1715

———— The Christian's Exercise. London, 1715.

OTWAY, THOMAS. The Works of Mr Thomas Otway. 2 vols. London, 1722.

PÉTIS DE LA CROIX, FRANÇOIS. The Persian and Turkish Tales Complete. Translated by Dr King. Vol. ii of 2. 3rd edn. London, 1729.

PLUCHE, ANTOINE. Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature Display'd. Translated by Mr Humphreys. 4 vols. 4th edn. London, 1739.

PLUTARCH. Plutarch's Morals. Translated by M. Morgan, S. Ford, W. Dillingham, and T. Hoy. Vol. ii of 5. 2nd edn. London, 1691.

POPE, ALEXANDER. The Works of Mr Alexander Pope in Prose. Vol. ii of 2. London, 1741.

PRIDEAUX, HUMPHREY. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews. Vol. i of 2. 3rd edn. London, 1717.

PUFFENDORF, SAMUEL. The History of Popedom. Translated by J. C. London, 1691.

——— An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe. Translated by J. Crull. 8th edn. London, 1719.

RAPIN, RENÉ. Of Gardens. Translated by J. Gardiner. London, n.d.

ROWE, NICHOLAS. The Dramatick Works of Nicholas Rowe. 2 vols. London, 1720.

The Rule of Life. London, 1742.

(p.213) SAINT-EVREMOND, CHARLES MARGUETEL DE SAINT DENIS, seigneur de. The Works of Monsieur de St Evremond. 3 vols. London, 1714.

SCARRON, PAUL. Scarron's Novels. Translated by John Davies. London, 1694.

SENECA, LUCIUS ANNAEUS. Seneca's Morals by Way of Abstract and Discourse. London, 1735.

SEVIGNÉ, MARIE DE RABUTIN CHANTAL, marchioness de. Letters of Madame de Rabutin Chantal. 2 vols. London, 1732.

SHAFTESBURY, ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER, first earl of. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. 3 vols. 3rd edn. London, 1723.

SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. The Works of Shakespear. Edited by Alexander Pope. 6 vols. London, 1725.

SHERLOCK, WILLIAM. A Practical Discourse Concerning Death. 20th edn. London, 1726.

STANHOPE, GEORGE. A Paraphrase and Comment upon the Epistles and Gospels. 3rd edn. London, 1714–15.

STEELE, RICHARD. The Englishman. London, 1714.

———— A Letter to a Member of Parliament. London, 1714.

————, ed. Poetical Miscellanies. London, 1714.

——— The Political Writings of Sir Richard Steele. London, 1715.

UVEDALE, THOMAS. The Death-Bed Display'd. London, 1727.

VANBRUGH, JOHN. The Provok'd Wife. London, 1735.