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1. John Bernard Trotter, Memoirs of the latter years of the right honourable Charles James Fox (London: Richard Phillips, 1811). Reviewed in #179 by George Ellis and George Canning. John Bernard Trotter (1775-1818), Irish barrister, secretary to Fox. Henry Peter Brougham, later Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), Scottish barrister, Radical M.P., Lord Chancellor, prolific contributor to the Edinburgh Review. Francis Horner (1778-1817), Scottish barrister, Radical M.P., co-founder of the Edinburgh Review. Holland House, Kensington, residence of Baron Holland, was a gathering place for Whig and Radical luminaries. 'Billingsgate.': the rough language of the fishmongers in Bilingsgate market, London.

2. #171. William Bell, editor of Courayer sur la Divinité de Jesus Christ. John Ireland (1761-1842), Church of England clergyman, William Gifford's closest friend.

3. The "ingenious friend" is John William Ward, Lord Dudley (1781-1833), English Tory politician.

4. George Ensor (1769-1843), anti-Malthusian, pro-Irish political writer, known to Jeremy Bentham. He was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. On National Education. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811, reviewed in #173, by Copleston.

5. #163. John Davison (1777-1834) later prebendary of Worcester.

6. Elmsley's 1809 edition of Aristophanis comoedia Acharnenses was not reviewed in the Quarterly Review.

7. Possibly William Vaux (d. 1844) prebendary of Winchester, 1831-1844.

8. Octavius Gilchrist, William Gifford, and Barron Field reviewed Weber's Dramatic Works of Ford in article #177.

9. Reference to #200, a review of Jean Charles Léonard Sismonde de Sismondi, Histoire des républiques italiennes du moyen âge (Paris: H. Nicolle, 1809) by John Herman Merivale. Jean Charles Léonard Sismonde de Sismondi (1773-1842), Italian-Swiss historian and economist. John Herman Merivale (1779-1844), English barrister, translator, poet.

10. William Drummond, The Oedipus Judaicus (London: A. J. Valpy, 1811), not reviewed in the QR, but compare George D'Oyly, Letters to Sir William Drummond, relating to his observations on parts of the Old Testament in his recent work, entitled Oedipus Judaicus (London: Rivingtons, 1812). In February of this year Drummond, having heard that Gifford intended to review his Oedipus Judaicus, warned Gifford against publishing and called Southey a "masked assassin" for having criticized, in #169, his (Drummond's) private religious opinions. Murray MS, W. Drummond to the Editor of the Quarterly Review, 28 February 1812. Eveleigh is John Eveleigh (1748-1814) Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, and, as such, a colleague of Edward Copleston. He was also a confidant of Gifford's best friend, John Ireland. Eveleigh's Sermons were favourably reviewed by George D'Oyly in #194.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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