A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P N Furbank

By P N Furbank

Daniel Defoe used to be some of the most prolific writers in English literature, but the canon of works attributed to him swelled from a hundred to 570 titles among 1790 and the Nineties. Furbank and Owens supply a serious bibliography of Defoe's works, together with evidences for ascription.

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Answered in Some FU7·ther Conside7'ations about a Standing Army (1699). 11 A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DANIEL DEFOE 8 An Argument Shewing, that a Standing Army, with Consent of Parliament, is not Inconsistent with a Free Government, &c. 2 Chron. 25. And King Solomon had four thousand Stalls for Horses and Chariots, and twelve thousand Horsemen; whom he bestowed in the Chariot-Cities, and with the King at Jerusalem. London: Printed for E. Whitlock near Stationers. 1698. 108 (3). 4°: 16 leaves, pp.

I-iv 1-2728 blk. Date: Advertised by Baldwin in the Post-Man, 8-10 September 1698. Other locations: C, 0, Oe; DFo, InU-Li, MB, NNUT. The tract argues, soberl}', that whereas the persecution of Protestants in Catholic countries would not be a legitimate grounds for war and is indeed forbidden by the Treaty of Ryswick, a general redistribution 14 BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND BROADSHEETS of Protestants and Catholics in Europe would be very desirable, and the lex talionis would justify Protestant countries in threatening retaliation by expelling their Catholics.

N. DeLuna, 'The Publication of Defoe's Essay upon Projects', PBSA, 87 (1993), pp. 503-10. A short extract from An Essay was included by William Turner in his Compleat Hist01Y ofthe most Remarkable Providences, both ofJudgment and Mercy, which have hapned in this Present Age (1697), Pt Ill, pp. 24-5 (separately paginated). 6 The Character of the Late Dr. Samuel Annesley, by way of Elegy: with a Preface. Written by One of his Hearers. London: Printed for E. Whitlock, near Stationers-Hall, 1697. 16 (13).

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