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1600-1700

Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621).

Thomas Hobbes, Philosophicall Rudiments Concerning Government and Society (1651), "De Cive", chap. 1.

Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1662/63).

Henry Oldenburg, Philosophical  Transactions, vol. 1 (6 March 1664/5).

Samuel Pepys,  The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1667).

Anon., The Character of a Coffee-House (1673)

The London-Spy Compleat (1699).*

1701-1710

Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax, "Verses, Written for the Toasting-glasses of the Kit-Cat Club" (1703)

The London Spy Compleat (1703), part 1.

Verses Written for the Toasting-Glasses of the Kit-Kat Club (1703).

Joseph Addison, "On The Lady Manchester" (b. 1719).

1711-1720

Jonathan Swift, A Description of a City Shower (1711).

The Spectator, no. 10 (12 March 1711) by Joseph Addison.

The Spectator, no. 11 (13 March 1711) by Richard Steele.

The Spectator, no. 49 (26 April  1711) by Richard Steele.

The Spectator, no. 68 (18 May 1711), by Joseph Addison.

The Spectator, no. 69 (19 May 1711) by Joseph Addison.

The Spectator, no. 454 (11 August 11 1712), by Richard Steele.

Lord Shaftesbury, Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711), "The Moralists", Part 1, Section 1.

The Spectator, no. 383 (20 May 1712) by Joseph Addison.

The Spectator, no. 433 (17 July 1712) by Joseph Addison.

Peter Motteux, A Poem upon Tea (1712).*

Jonathan Swift, A Proposal for Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining the English Tongue (1712).*

Jonathan Swift, Hints Toward an Essay on Conversation (c. 1713).

Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees (1714), lines 197-304.

Richard Baxter, The Signs and Causes of Melancholy (1716).*

John Gay, Walking the Streets of London (1716), book 1, lines 1-82.

Thomas Brown, Works Serious and Comical, 1720, vol. 3, p. 44-45 ("The Walks").*

1721-1730

Daniel Defoe, The Fortunate Mistress [Roxana] (1724), p. 210-216.

Mary Astell's Preface to Lady Mary Montagu’s letters (1724).

Peter Shaw, The Juice of the Grape (1724).*

Timothy Greated, An Essay on Friendship (1726).*

Nicholas Robinson, A New System of the Spleen, Vapours, and Hypochondriack Melancholy (1729).*

1731-1740

The Gentleman's Magazine, no. 58 (11 February 1731), pp. 56-57 (‘Grub Street Journal‘).*

The Gentleman's Magazine, no. 155 (25 September 1731), pp. 388-89 (‘Of Dress and Modesty‘).*

The Gentleman's Magazine, II, n°18 (June 1732), p. 820 ('Spring Gardens').

James Forrester, The Polite Philosopher (1734).*

Gilbert Burnet, History of my own time (1734).*

David Hume, "Of The Love of Fame" (1734).

Erasmus Jones, "Rules for walking the Streets and other Publick Places" (1737).*

The Scots Magazine, July 1739, p. 363 (‘An Evening at Vaux-hall’).

1741-1750

Henry Fielding,  Jonathan Wild The Great, book 3, chapter 14.

John Wesley, The Nature, Design, and General Rules, of the United Societies (1743).

David Fordyce, Dialogues Concerning Education (1745).*

Taylor in The London Tradesman (1747).*

Letter from Mme de Staal to  la marquise Du Deffand, (15 August 1747).*

David Hume “Of National Characters” (1748).

Samuel Richardson, Clarissa  (1748), Letter LV.

1751-1760

Letter from Elie Fréron to D'Hemery (1753).*

The Connoisseur, no. 82 (Thursday, August 21, 1755).*

William Cowper , 'On conversation', The Connoisseur no.138 (16 September 1756).

Horace Walpole, Letter to Conway, Thursday 12 February 1756.

White Conduit House by William Woty (1760)

1761-1770

Oliver Goldsmith, The Life of Richard Nash (1762).

Voltaire, Letter to D'Argental (1762).*

Elizabeth Montagu, Letter to The Chronicle (December 1762).

The Public Advertiser, volume 6, issue 8882 (22  Apr. 1763).*

Christopher Anstey, The New Bath Guide (1766), pp. 70-80 ("Letter XI. A Description of the Ball, with an Episode on Beau Nash").

Horace Walpole, Letter to Thomas Gray, 25 January 1766.

Royal Academy Instrument of Foundation (1768).

Ranelagh Advertisements (May 1769).*

1771-1780

Tobias George Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), vol. 1, p. 126-131 (M. Bramble to Dr. Lewis, London, 20 May).

Tobias George Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), vol. 1, p. 1-11 (M. Bramble to Dr. Lewis, Edinburgh, 8 Aug.).

Madame Du Deffand to Horace Walpole, Sunday 8 August 1773.

Philip Dormer Stanhope, Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, to his Son (1774), 139 (10 January 1765).*

Philip Dormer Stanhope, Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, to his Son (1774), 161 (26 August 1766).*

Frances Burney, 'A Musical Evening at Dr Burney's' (1775).*

Frances Burney, 'Another Musical Evening at Dr Burney's' (1775)*

James Boswell, Life of Johnson (1776).

David Hume, Essays, Moral, and Political, and Literary, "On Refinement in the Arts" (1741, 1777).

Susan Burney, The Journals and Letters, p. 84-87 (16 November 1779).*

Jean Baptiste  Grosier, Nouvelles de la République des Lettres (1779).*

James Boswell, "The Hypochondriack, no. XXXIX" (1780).*

1781-1790

The Public Advertiser, no. 14521 (Thursday,  Apr. 26, 1781).*

William Cowper, Conversation (1782).

Minute Book of the Highland Society of London (1784).

Hannah More, The Bas Bleu (1786).

The Times, no. 1284 (6 February 1789).*

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason (1794).

1791-1852

Helen Maria Williams, On Theatres and Cafés in revolutionary Paris (1792).

William Godwin,  An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793), IV, 2.1 ("Duties of a Citizen").

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry (1795).

William Wilberforce, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians (1797).*

John Haslam, Observations on Insanity (1798).*

Dorothy Wordsworth, Alfoxden Journal (1798).

Erasmus Darwin, The Progress of Society (c. 1799).

Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journal (1800).

Joseph Farington's Diary (1803).*

Mme de Genlis, Salon de Mme du Deffand (1825).

Frances Burney, Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832), vol. 2, p. 9-18.

Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), chap. 10.

Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), chap. 21.

Charles Dickens, Household Words (1852).

 

 

By author

A

Joseph Addison

The Spectator, no. 10 (12 March 1711).

The Spectator, no. 68 (18 May 1711), by Joseph Addison.

The Spectator, no. 69 (19 May 1711).

The Spectator, no. 383 (20 May 1712).

The Spectator, no. 433 (17 July 1712).

"On The Lady Manchester" (b. 1719).

Christopher Anstey

The New Bath Guide (1766), p. 70-80 ("Letter XI. A Description of the Ball, with an Episode on Beau Nash").

Mary Astell

Preface to Lady Mary Montagu’s letters (1724).

B

Richard Baxter

The Signs and Causes of Melancholy (1716).*

James Boswell

Life of Johnson (1776).

"The Hypochondriack, no. XXXIX" (1780).*

Thomas Brown

Works Serious and Comical, 1720, vol. 3, p. 44-45 ("The Walks").*

Edmund Burke

Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

Gilbert Burnet

History of my own time (1734).*

Frances Burney

'A Musical Evening at Dr Burney's' (1775).*

'Another Musical Evening at Dr Burney's' (1775)*

Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832), vol. 2, p. 9-18.

Susan Burney

The Journals and Lettersp. 84-87 (16 November 1779).*

Robert Burton

The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621).

C

William Cowper

'On conversation', The Connoisseur no.138 (16 September 1756).

The Public Advertiserno. 14521 (Thursday,  Apr. 26, 1781).*William Cowper, Conversation (1782).

D

Erasmus Darwin

The Progress of Society (c. 1799).

Daniel Defoe

The Fortunate Mistress [Roxana] (1724), pp. 210-216.

Madame Du Deffand

Letter to Horace Walpole, Sunday 8 August 1773.

Charles Dickens

The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), chap. 10.

The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), chap. 21.

Household Words (1852).

F

Joseph Farington

Diary (1803).*

Henry Fielding

Jonathan Wild The Great, book 3, chapter 14.

David Fordyce

Dialogues Concerning Education (1745).*

James Forrester

The Polite Philosopher (1734).*

Elie Fréron

Letter to D'Hemery (1753).*

G

John Gay

Walking the Streets of London (1716), book 1, lines 1-82.

Genlis, Mme de.

Salon de Mme du Deffand (1825).

William Godwin

An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793), IV, 2.1 ("Duties of a Citizen").

Oliver Goldsmith

The Life of Richard Nash (1762).

Timothy Greated

An Essay on Friendship (1726).*

Jean Baptiste  Grosier

Nouvelles de la République des Lettres (1779).

H

John Haslam

Observations on Insanity (1798).*

Thomas Hobbes

Philosophicall Rudiments Concerning Government and Society (1651), "De Cive", chap. 1.

David Hume

"Of The Love of Fame" (1734).

“Of National Characters” (1748).

Essays, Moral, and Political, and Literary, "On Refinement in the Arts" (1741, 1777).

J

Erasmus Jones

"Rules for walking the Streets and other Publick Places" (1737).*

M

Bernard Mandeville

The Fable of the Bees (1714), lines 197-304.

Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax

"Verses, Written for the Toasting-glasses of the Kit-Cat Club" (1703)

Elizabeth Montagu

Letter to The Chronicle (December 1762).

Hannah More

The Bas Bleu (1786).

Peter Motteux

A Poem upon Tea (1712).*

O

Henry Oldenburg

Philosophical  Transactions, vol. 1 (6 March 1664/5).

P

Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1662/63).

The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1667).

R

Samuel Richardson

Clarissa  (1748), Letter LV.

Nicholas Robinson

A New System of the Spleen, Vapours, and Hypochondriack Melancholy (1729).*

S

Lord Shaftesbury

Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711), "The Moralists", Part 1, Section 1.

Peter Shaw

The Juice of the Grape (1724).*

Tobias George Smollett

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), vol. 1, p. 126-131 (M. Bramble to Dr. Lewis, London, 20 May).

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), vol. 1, p. 1-11 (M. Bramble to Dr. Lewis, Edinburgh, 8 Aug.).

Philip Dormer Stanhope

Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, to his Son (1774), 139 (10 January 1765).*

Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, to his Son (1774), 161 (26 August 1766).*

Marguerite Jeanne Cordier de Launay, baronne de Staal

Letter  to  la marquise Du Deffand, (15 August 1747).*

Richard Steele

The Spectatorno. 11 (13 March 1711).

The Spectatorno. 49 (26 April  1711).

The Spectator, no. 454 (11 August 1712).

Jonathan Swift

A Description of a City Shower (1711).

A Proposal for Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining the English Tongue (1712).*

Hints Toward an Essay on Conversation (c. 1713).

V

Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet, dit

Letter to D'Argental (1762).*

W

Horace Walpole

Letter to Conway, 12 February 1756.

Letter to Thomas Gray, 25 January 1766.

Letters to Mary Berry (1795).

John Wesley

The Nature, Design, and General Rules, of the United Societies (1743).

William Wilberforce

A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians (1797).*

Helen Maria Williams

On Theatres and Cafés in revolutionary Paris (1792).

Dorothy Wordsworth

Alfoxden Journal (1798).

Grasmere Journal (1800).

William Woty

White Conduit House (1760).

[Anon.]

Ranelagh Advertisements (May 1769).*

Taylor in The London Tradesman (1747).*

The Character of a Coffee-House (1673).

The Connoisseur, no. 82 (Thursday, August 21, 1755).*

The Gentleman's Magazineno. 58 (11 February 1731), pp. 56-57 (‘Grub Street Journal‘).*

The Gentleman's Magazine, no. 155 (25 September 1731), pp. 388-89 (‘Of Dress and Modesty‘).*

The Gentleman's Magazine, II, n°18 (June 1732), p. 820 ('Spring Gardens').

The London-Spy Compleat (1699).*

The London Spy Compleat (1703), part 1.

The Public Advertiser, volume 6, issue 8882 (22  Apr. 1763).*

The Scots Magazine, July 1739, p. 363 (‘An Evening at Vaux-hall’).

The Timesno. 1284 (6 February 1789).*

Verses Written for the Toasting-Glasses of the Kit-Kat Club (1703).

 

By category
 

People

Henry Fielding,  Jonathan Wild The Great, book 3, chapter 14.

Gilbert Burnet, History of my own time (1734).*

Taylor in The London Tradesman (1747).*

David Hume “Of National Characters” (1748).

The Connoisseur, no. 82 (Thursday, August 21, 1755).*

Horace Walpole, Letter to Conway, Thursday 12 February 1756.

Oliver Goldsmith, The Life of Richard Nash (1762).

Horace Walpole, Letter to Thomas Gray, 25 January 1766.

Madame Du Deffand to Horace Walpole, Sunday 8 August 1773.

James Boswell, Life of Johnson (1776).

James Boswell, "The Hypochondriack, no. XXXIX" (1780).*

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry (1795).

William Wilberforce, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians (1797).*

Mme de Genlis, Salon de Mme du Deffand (1825).

 

Practices

Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1662/63).

Philosophical  Transactions, vol. 1 (6 March 1664/5).

Samuel Pepys,  The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1667).

The Spectator, no. 10 (12 March 1711) by Joseph Addison.

Peter Motteux, A Poem upon Tea (1712).*

Jonathan Swift, Hints Toward an Essay on Conversation (c. 1713).

Peter Shaw, The Juice of the Grape (1724).*

Mary Astell's Preface to Lady Mary Montagu’s letters (1724).

Daniel Defoe, The Fortunate Mistress [Roxana] (1724), p. 210-216.

James Forrester, The Polite Philosopher (1734).*

Gilbert Burnet, History of my own time (1734).*

Erasmus Jones, "Rules for walking the Streets and other Publick Places" (1737).*

John Wesley, The Nature, Design, and General Rules, of the United Societies (1743).

David Fordyce, Dialogues Concerning Education (1745).*

Letter from Mme de Staal to  la marquise Du Deffand, (15 August 1747).*

Letter from Elie Fréron to D'Hemery (1753).*

Voltaire, Letter to D'Argental (1762).*

The Public Advertiser, volume 6, issue 8882 (22  Apr. 1763).*

Christopher Anstey, The New Bath Guide (1766), pp. 70-80 ("Letter XI. A Description of the Ball, with an Episode on Beau Nash").

Royal Academy Instrument of Foundation (1768).

Frances Burney, 'A Musical Evening at Dr Burney's' (1775).*

Frances Burney, 'Another Musical Evening at Dr Burney's' (1775).*

James Boswell, Life of Johnson (1776).

Minute Book of the Highland Society of London (1784).

Frances Burney, Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832), vol. 2, p. 9-18.

Susan Burney, The Journals and Lettersp. 84-87 (16 November 1779).*

Jean Baptiste  Grosier, Nouvelles de la République des Lettres (1779).

The Public Advertiserno. 14521 (Thursday,  Apr. 26, 1781).*

William Cowper, Conversation (1782).

Hannah More, The Bas Bleu (1786).

Helen Maria Williams, On Theatres and Cafés in revolutionary Paris (1792).

The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason (1794).

Dorothy Wordsworth, Alfoxden Journal (1798).

Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journal (1800).

Objects

Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax, "Verses, Written for the Toasting-glasses of the Kit-Cat Club" (1703)

Verses Written for the Toasting-Glasses of the Kit-Kat Club (1703).

Joseph Addison, "On The Lady Manchester" (b. 1719).

The Gentleman's Magazineno. 58 (11 February 1731), pp. 56-57 (‘Grub Street Journal‘).*

The Gentleman's Magazine, no. 155 (25 September 1731), pp. 388-89 (‘Of Dress and Modesty‘).*

The Times, no. 1284 (6 February 1789).*

Places

Anon., The Character of a Coffee-House (1673)

The London Spy Compleat (1703), part 1.

Jonathan Swift, A Description of a City Shower (1711).

The Spectatorno. 49 (26 April  1711) by Richard Steele.

The Spectator, no. 69 (19 May 1711) by Joseph Addison.

The Spectator, no. 383 (20 May 1712) by Joseph Addison.

The Spectator, no. 454 (11 August 11 1712), by Richard Steele.

John Gay, Walking the Streets of London (1716), book 1, lines 1-82.

Thomas Brown, Works Serious and Comical, 1720, vol. 3, p. 44-45 ("The Walks").*

The Gentleman's Magazine, II, n°18 (June 1732), p. 820 ('Spring Gardens').

The Scots Magazine, July 1739, p. 363 (‘An Evening at Vaux-hall’).

Horace Walpole, Letter to Conway, Thursday 12 February 1756.

White Conduit House by William Woty (1760)

Elizabeth Montagu, Letter to The Chronicle (December 1762).

Ranelagh Advertisements (May 1769).*

Tobias George Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), vol. 1, p. 126-131 (M. Bramble to Dr. Lewis, London, 20 May).

Tobias George Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), vol. 1, p. 1-11 (M. Bramble to Dr. Lewis, Edinburgh, 8 Aug.).

Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), chap. 10.

Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), chap. 21.

Charles Dickens, Household Words (1852).

Concepts

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621).

Thomas Hobbes, Philosophicall Rudiments Concerning Government and Society (1651), "De Cive", chap. 1.

The London-Spy Compleat (1699).*

The Spectatorno. 11 (13 March 1711) by Richard Steele.

The Spectator, no. 68 (18 May 1711), by Joseph Addison.

Lord Shaftesbury, Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711), "The Moralists", Part 1, Section 1.

The Spectator, no. 433 (17 July 1712) by Joseph Addison.

Jonathan Swift, A Proposal for Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining the English Tongue (1712).*

Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees (1714), lines 197-304.

Richard Baxter, The Signs and Causes of Melancholy (1716).*

Timothy Greated, An Essay on Friendship (1726).*

Nicholas Robinson, A New System of the Spleen, Vapours, and Hypochondriack Melancholy (1729).*

David Hume, Of The Love of Fame (1734).

Samuel Richardson, Clarissa  (1748), Letter LV.

William Cowper , 'On conversation', The Connoisseur no.138 (16 September 1756).

Philip Dormer Stanhope, Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, to his Son (1774), 139 (10 January 1765).*

Philip Dormer Stanhope, Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, to his Son (1774), 161 (26 August 1766).*

David Hume, Essays, Moral, and Political, and Literary, "On Refinement in the Arts" (1741, 1777).

The Public Advertiserno. 14521 (Thursday,  Apr. 26, 1781).*

John Haslam, Observations on Insanity (1798).*

Erasmus Darwin, The Progress of Society (c. 1799).

Joseph Farington's Diary (1803).*