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Quarterly Review Archive

Bibliography of Contemporary Responses
to the Quarterly Review

Published 1809-25

Note that the following entries have been obtained primarily from the British Library Catalogue of Printed Books and the National Union Catalogue. Before citing the works below, bibliographers may wish to consult the original editions of the books or pamphlets. Any identification of anonymous authors derives from either the BLC or the NUC.

To obtain details about Quarterly Review articles that inspired the following published responses, readers may link to QR Index Pages


1809

[Anon.] A Sermon Preached before His Grace the Archbishop of York, and the Clergy at Malton, at the Visitation, August, 1809. London: James Carpenter, 1809. [response to #30 ; Smith claims not to have read the review, but that he has heard about it]


Smith, Sydney. Observations upon a review of the "Herculanensia" in the Quarterly Review of last February, in a letter to the Right Hon. Sir W. Drummond, To this letter is subjoined one from Sir W. Drummond. London, 1810. [response to #67]

1810

[Anon.] An Answer to the strictures of the Quarterly Review, No. 4, upon the letters of the Right Hon. G. Canning to Earl Camden, Lord President of the Council. London: Stockdale, 1810. [response to #62]

Hayter, John. Observations upon a review of the "Herculanensia" in the Quarterly Review of last February, in a letter to the Right Hon. Sir W. Drummond, To this letter is subjoined one from Sir W. Drummond. London, 1810. [response to #67]


1811

Eliot, Francis Perceval. Observations on the fallacy of the supposed Depreciation of the Paper Currency of the kingdom; with reasons for dissenting from the report of the Bullion Committee. A new edition: with an answer to the Observations of the Quarterly Review, Mr. Marryat. London, 1811. [response to #129]


1812

[Anon.] Hypercriticism exposed: in a letter addressed to the readers of the "Quarterly Review," respecting an article in the XIVth number of that publication, professing to be an examen of Mr. S. Jones's edition of the "Biographia Dramatica" lately published. By a Friend to Candour and Truth London, 1812. [response to #193]

[Pythias,] A Vindication of Mr. Lancaster's System of Education from the Aspersions of Professor Marsh, the Quarterly, British, and Anti-Jacobin Reviews, &c. &c. By a Member of the Royal Institution. London: Printed at the Royal Free School Press, ... by J. Lancaster: Published by Longman and Co. and Gale and Curtis, ... and J. Simpson. [response to #171]


1813

[Anon.] A Brief vindication of the principles of Mr. Malthus: in a letter to the author of an article in the Quarterly review, Dec. 1812, entitled "Inquiry into the Poor Laws, &c." London: E. Lloyd, 1813. [response to #224]


1814

[Anon.] Remarks on the calumnies published in the Quarterly Review on the English ship-builders. London: Richardson, 1814. [response to #260 and #280]

Pering, Richard. A Reply to some Strictures in the Quarterly Review, (No. XIX.) on Indian-Built ships; to which are annexed, Economical Recommendations for Effectually preserving the British Navy, on the Return of Peace, Whereby Millions of Money may be saved to the Country! Printed and Published by Congdon and Hearle, Plymouth-Dock, 1814. [response to #260; Pering was clerk of the Cheque of His Majesty's Dock-Yard, Plymouth-Dock.]


1815

[Dwight, Timothy.] Remarks on the Review of Inchiquin's Letters published in the Quarterly Review; addressed to the Right Honourable George Canning. By an inhabitant of New-England. Boston: 1815. [response to #282]

[Paulding, James Kirke, attributed to] The United States and England : being a reply to the criticism on Inchiquin's letters contained in the Quarterly review for January, 1814. New-York: A. H. Inskeep; Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1815. [response to #282]

Knight, Richard Payne. Explanation of part of the evidence of R. P. K., concerning the Elgin Marbles, in answer to the author of an article in No. 28 of the Quarterly Review. London, 1815. [response to #377]

Wraxall, Nathaniel William. Historical Memoirs of My Own Time. Part the First, From 1772 to 1780. Part the Second, From 1781 to 1784. Second Edition. In Two volumes. [with] An Answer to the Calumnious Misrepresentations of the Quarterly Review, the British Critic, and the Edinburgh Review, Contained in their Observations on Sir N. William Wraxall's Historical Memoirs of His Own Time. London: J. McCreery, 1815. [response to #342]


1816

No responses identified.


1817

Duncan, Henry. A letter to John H. Forbes, Esq. Advocate, containing an answer to some remarks and statements in his "Observations on banks for savings", and his "Letter to the editor of the Quarterly Review". To which are added, some cursory remarks relative to a proposed act of Parliament for the protection and encouragement of banks of savings in Scotland. Edinburgh: Oliphant, Waugh and Innes, 1817. [response to #404]

Forbes, John Hay. Observations on banks for savings: to which is prefixed a letter to the editor of the Quarterly Review. Edinburgh: J. Anderson, 1817. [response to #404]

[Phillips, Charles.] Calumny confuted. Speech, delivered at the dinner, given by a select and numerous party of friends, for the purpose of refuting the remarks of The Quarterly Review, on the character and conduct of an eminent barrister. Dublin: R. Milliken, 1817. [response to #400]


1818

[Anon.] Observations relating to some of the Antiquities of Egypt, from the Papers of the late Mr. Davison. Published in Walpole's Memoirs, 1817. London, 1818. [response to #486]

Bellamy, John. A Reply to the Quarterly Review, on the New Translation of the Bible from the original Hebrew. London: Longman, 1818. [response to #478]

[Menippus (Thomas Easton)] A review of Dr. Chalmers's astronomical discourses: an article not to be found in any number, hitherto published, of the Edinburgh or Quarterly. Glasgow: M. Ogle, 1818. [Chalmers's lectures were not reviewed in the Quarterly]

White, William. A review of the question of a personal assurance of pardon of sin by a direct communication of the Holy Spirit: in an essay and notes on the subject, and in a reply and a farther reply to the same, the two last being under the signature of John Emory: with an appendix on the notice of the subject, in the Quarterly review by E. S. Ely. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1818. [response to #478]


1819

Bellamy, John. A Second Reply to the Further Remarks in the Quarterly Review, on the New Translation of the Bible, etc. London: Longman, 1819. [response to #478 and #489]

De Bosset, Charles Philip. Parga and the Ionian Islands; comprehending a refutation of the mis-statements of the Quarterly Review and of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Thomas Maitland, on the subject; with a report of the trial between that officer and the author. With maps. Second edition: with alterations and additions. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1819. [response to #538]

Hazlitt, William the Elder. "A Letter to W. Gifford" [on his Conduct as Editor of the Quarterly Review, etc.]. MS. notes. London, 1819.

Ker, Charles Henry Bellenden. A vindication of the enquiry into charitable abuses: with an exposure of the misrepresentations contained in the Quarterly. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1819. [response to #492]

Parry, Francis Charles Objections to Mr. Brougham's Bill, for inquiring into Abuses in Charitable Donations, with a proposal for introducing a system into the management of those funds that shall prevent or detect future abuses, etc. London: 1819. [response to #492]

Philalethes Cantabrigiensis [John Kaye] A Letter to the publisher of the Quarterly Review, with remarks on the want of candour and truth in the comments therein made on the "Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff." By Philalethes Cantabrigiensis. London, 1819. [response to #453]

Smith, Sir James Edward. A defence of the Church and Universities of England, against such injurious advocates as Professor Monk, and the Quarterly Review for January, 1819. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1819. [response to #488]


1820

[Anon.] A Protest against the judgment pronounced by a writer in the Quarterly Review upon the character and conduct of the British and Foreign Bible Society, by another reviewer. Loughborough, [1820?]. [response to #546]

[Anon.] Hints to country road-surveyers: being in great measure the substance of an article in The Quarterly Review for May, 1820, No. XLV. London: F. Murray, and J. Parker, 1820. [response to #437]

Barker, Edmund Henry. Aristarchus Anti-Blomfieldianus: or, a reply to the notice inserted in the 44th number of the Quarterly Review. To which are added the Jena-reviews of Mr. Blomfield's edition of Callimachus, and AEschyli Persae. Translated from the German. pt. 1. London, J. H. Bohte, 1820.[response to #535 and #571]

Bowditch, Thomas Edward. A Reply to the Quarterly Review. [Paris,] 1820. [response to #524]; Item in British Library online Manuscripts catalogue: REPLY of Thomas Edward Bowdich, conductor of the Ashantee Mission, to an article in the Quarterly Review of March, 1820, upon his published account of the Mission and his pamphlet on the same subject, 1819. Lithograph, Paper, Small Folio [Add 19,422]

Bowles, William Lisle. A reply to the charges brought by the reviewer of Spence's Anecdotes in the Quarterly Review for October 1820 against the last editor of Pope's works, and author of A letter to Mr. Campbell on "The invariable principles of poetry". London: [Pamphleteer], 1820. [response to #550]

Bowles, William Lisle. A Reply to an "Unsentimental Sort of Critic," the reviewer of "Spence's Anecdotes" in the Quarterly Review for October 1820. By "One of the Family of the Bowleses!!" Bath: Richard Crutwell, 1820. [response to #550]

Bowles, William Lisle. A reply to an unsentimental sort of critic: the reviewer of Spence's Anecdotes, in the Quarterly review for October 1820: otherwise to a certain critic and grocer, the Longinus of in-door nature. By one of the family of the Bowleses. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820. [response to #550]

Gilchrist, Octavius Graham. A letter to the Rev. William Lisle Bowles: in answer to a pamphlet recently published under the title of "A reply to an unsentimental sort of critic, the reviewer of Spence's Anecdotes, in the Quarterly Review for October, 1820. London: Baldwin, Cradock, 1820. [response to #550]

Gilchrist, Octavius Graham. A second letter to the Rev. William Lisle Bowles, in answer to his second reply (printed in the thirty-third No. of the Pamphleteer), to the reviewer of Spence's anecdotes in the Quarterly Review for October, 1820. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820. [response to #550]

Parnell, William. A Letter to the Editor of the Quarterly Review. Dublin: Richard Coyne, (1820). [response to #511; Parnell's response was itself reviewed in #548.]


1821

De Bosset, Charles Philip. Parga and the Ionian Islands; comprehending a Refutation of the Mis-Statements of the Quarterly Review and of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Thomas Maitland, on the Subject; with a Report of the Trial between that officer and the Author. London: John Warren, 1821. [response to #538]

Bowles, William Lisle. A Vindication of the late Editor of Pope's Works, from some charges brought against him, by a writer in the Quarterly Review; with further Observations on "the invariable principles of poetry". Second edition, corrected. [Containing "A Reply to the Charges brought by the Reviewer of Spence's Anecdotes in the Quarterly Review," and "Observations on the Poetical Character of Pope."] London: Cadell, 1821. [response to #550]

Bowles, William Lisle. A vindication of the late editor of Pope's Works, from some charges brought against him, by a writer in the Quarterly Review, for October, 1820: with further observations on "The invariable principles of poetry;" and a full exposure of the mode of criticising adopted by Octavius Gilchrist. 2nd ed., corr. London: Valpy, 1821. [response to #550]

Bowles, William Lisle. Letters to Lord Byron on a Question of Poetical Criticism. Third edition, with corrections; To which are now first added, the Letter to Mr. Campbell, as far as regards poetical criticism and the Answer to the writer in the Quarterly Review, as far as they relate to the same subject. Second editions. Together with an answer to some objections, etc. London: John Murray, 1821. [response to #550]

Bowles, William Lisle. Two Letters to the Right Honorable Lord Byron. Second edition with alterations, etc. Letters to Lord Byron on a Question of Poetical Criticism. London: John Murray, 1821. [response to #550]

Bowles, William Lisle. Two Letters to the Right Honorable Lord Byron. Second edition with alterations, etc. Letters to Lord Byron on a Question of Poetical Criticism. Third edition, with corrections. To which are now first added, the Letter to Mr. Campbell, as far as regards poetical criticism and the Answer to the writer in the Quarterly Review, as far as they relate to the same subject. Second editions. Together with an answer to some objections, etc. London: John Murray, 1821. [response to #550]

Burgess, Thomas. A Vindication of 1 John, v. 7. from the Objections of M. Griesbach: in which is given a new view of the external evidence, with Greek authorities for the authenticity of the verse, etc. The second edition, to which are added, a preface in reply to the Quarterly Review, and a postscript, in answer to a recent publication entitled Palaeoromaica. London: Rivingtons, 1821. [response to #613]


1822

De Bosset, Charles Philip. Parga and the Ionian Islands; comprehending a refutation of the mis-statements of the Quarterly Review and of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Thomas Maitland, on the subject; with a report of the trial between that officer and the author. London: Rodwell & Martin, 1822. [response to #538]

Bowles, William Lisle. Letters to Lord Byron on a question of poetical criticism. Third edition, with corrections: To which are now first added, the letter to Thomas Campbell as far as regards poetical criticism, and the answer to the writer in the Quarterly Review, as far as they relate to the same subject. Second edition, Together with an answer to some objections, and further illustrations. London, 1822. [response to #550]

Bowles, William Lisle. Letters to Mr. T. Campbell as far as regard poetical criticism, &c. &c. , and the Answer to the writer in the Quarterly Review, as far as they relate to the same subjects. Second editions. Together with an Answer to some objections, etc. 1822. [response to #550]

Buckingham, James Silk. Mr. Buckingham's Defence. [A reply to articles in "John Bull" and the "Quarterly Review."] [Calcutta,] 1822. [response to #616]


1823

[Brenton, E. B.] Some account of the public life of the late Lieutenant-General Sir George Prevost, Bart., particularly of his services in the Canadas; including a reply to the strictures on his military character, contained in an article in the Quarterly review for October, 1822. London: T. Cadell, 1823. [Attributed to E. B. Brenton, Esq., assist. secy. to Sir George Prevost. Morgan, Bibl. canadensis, 1867, p. 312; note from BL catalogue of printed books] [response to #644]

Burgess, Thomas. A Vindication of 1 John, v. 7. from the Objections of M. Griesbach: in which is given a new view of the external evidence, with Greek authorities for the authenticity of the verse, etc. The second edition, to which are added, a preface in reply to the Quarterly Review, and a postscript, in answer to a recent publication entitled Palaeoromaica. Rivingtons: London, 1823. [response to #613]

[L. H. R.] A Letter to Lord Holland, on the review of Napoleon in Exile [by B. E. O'Meara], in the fifty-fifth number of the Quarterly Review.[signed L. H. R.]. London: Longman, 1823. [response to #661]

Hunt, James Henry Leigh. Ultra-crepidarius; a satire on William Gifford. London: printed for John Hunt, 1823.

Tebbs, H. V. A Letter Respectfully Addressed to the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of St. David's in Reply to the Strictures of the Quarterly Review, on a Prize Essay on the Scripture Doctrines of Adultery and Divorce, &c. London: F. C. and J. Rivington. 1823. [response to #658]

[Verax] A letter to the editor of the Quarterly Review, for February, 1823, on a review of Captain Strangeway's sketch of the Mosquito shore. [subscribed, Verax, in defence of Sir G. Macgregor]. London, 1823. [response to #656]


1824

[Anon.] Review of the Quarterly review, or, An exposure of the erroneous opinions promulgated in that work on the subject of colonial slavery: being the substance of a series of letters which appeared in the "New times" of September and October 1824: with notes. London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1824. [response to #691]

Belham, Thomas. A Vindication of Mr. Belsham's New Translation and Exposition of the Epistles of Paul from the strictures in the 59th number of the Quarterly Review. By the Author. London: Rowland Hunter, 1824. [response to #698]

Hone, William. Another article for the Quarterly Review. 2nd edition. London: Printed for W. Hone, 1824. [response to #550; see also #714]

Hone, William. Aspersions answered: an explanatory statement, addressed to the public at large, and to every reader of the Quarterly Review in particular. Third edition. London: Printed for W. Hone, 1824. [response to #550; see also #714]

Hone, William. Aspersions answered: an explanatory statement, addressed to the public at large, and to every reader of the Quarterly Review in particular. 4th edition. London: Printed for W. Hone, 1824. [response to #550; see also #714]

Law, Thomas. A Reply to Certain Insinuations, Published as an Article, in the Sixty-Eighth Number of The Quarterly Review. Washington: 1824. [A response to #686 that appeared in the fifty-eighth Number of the QR. Law incorrectly states the Number as 'Sixty-Eighth.']


1825

[Anon.] The reviewer reviewed, or strictures upon the articles in the sixty-first and sixty-second numbers of the Quarterly Review, on the "Progress of Dissent", and "The Church in Ireland". By a Dissenter. London: John Offer, 1825. [response to #733]

Biddulph, Thomas Tregenna. A letter to the Editor of the Quarterly Review, occasioned by its animadversions on a work entitled Divine influence. Bristol: Richard Short, 1825. [response to #725]

Lyall, Robert. An Answer to the observations on the character of the Russians and a detailed history of Moscow contained in the sixty-first number of the Quarterly Review. London: Printed for the Author, 1825. [response to #733]

Lyall, Robert. The "Progress of Dissent;" containing observations on the remarkable passages of that article in the Quarterly Review; addressed to the editor. By a Nonconformist. London: B. J. Holdsworth, 1825. [response to #733]

[Vindex] Considerations submitted in defence of the Orders in Council for the melioration of slavery in Trinidad: in a series of letters which appeared in the Star newspaper under the signature of Vindex. To which is annexed the thirteenth article in the sixtieth number of the Quarterly Review; and observations thereon in a series of letters, which appeared in the New Times Newspaper, under the signature of Anglus. London: John Murray, 1825. [response to #719]

Published @ RC

February 2005