Featured Author

          James Boswell

          (29 October 1740 - 19 May 1795)
          James Boswell (1740-1795)

          © National Portrait Gallery, London

          James Boswell (1740-1795)

          Works in ECPA

          Source editions

          • An elegy on the death of an amiable young lady. With an epistle from Menalcas to Lycidas. To which are prefixed, three critical recommendatory letters. Edinburgh: printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid. For Alex. Donaldson, 1761. 24p.; 4⁰. (ESTC T32518; OTA K035585.000)
          • An ode to tragedy. By a gentleman of Scotland. Edinburgh: printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid. For Alex. Donaldson MDCLXI, 1761. 12p.; 4⁰. (ESTC T71923; OTA K060978.000)
          • The cub, at Newmarket: a tale. London: printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1762. 24p.; 4⁰. (ESTC T53403; OTA K048041.000)
          • Ode by Dr. Samuel Johnson to Mrs. Thrale, upon their supposed approaching nuptials. London: printed for R. Faulder, 1784. 16p.; 4⁰. (ESTC T2407; OTA K021475.000)


          DMI 1327; ODNB 2950


          • McFarland, Ronald E. Considering Boswell's poetry. New Rambler 23 (1982): 30-40. Print.
          • Newman, Donald J. Boswell's Poetry: The Comic Cohesion of a Fragmented Self. Newman, Donald J., ed. James Boswell: Psychological Interpretations. New York: St. Martin's, 1995. 165-187. Print.