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1. #178.

2. 1 Feb.

3. George Ellis and George Canning's review of Trotter's Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. C. J. Fox in article #179. John Bernard Trotter (1775-1818), Irish barrister, secretary to Charles James Fox.

4. George Ensor (1769-1843), anti-Malthusian, pro-Irish political writer, known to Jeremy Bentham. He was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and did not attend Magdalen College, Oxford. He appears to have lived mostly in Ireland. On National Education. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811, reviewed in #173, by Copleston.

5. Copleston quotes Ensor on page 426 of #173: "Would you choose a viceroy's patronage, and be knighted with John Carr for his tour, and with the last lord mayor for his dinner?" The "Chinese extract," on pages 431-32 of Copleston's review, begins, "We may learn, at least, one lesson from the Chinese: they reject theology from education, and they treat the speculative sciences as of inferior moment in the education of youth . . . ." Sir John Carr (1772-1832), traveller and barrister, his Caledonian Sketches was reviewed by Walter Scott in #16.

6. John Hough (1651-1743), Bishop of Worcester. Cf. John Eardley-Wilmot, The life of the Rev. John Hough, D.D : successively bishop of Oxford, Lichfield and Coventry, and Worcester: formerly president of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, in the reign of King James II. Containing many of his letters, and biographical notices of several persons with whom he was connected (London: J. Gillet, 1812). No review of this work appeared in the QR.

7. William Mudford, A critical examination of the writings of Richard Cumberland, Esq.: with an occasional literary inquiry into the age in which he lived, and the contemporaries with whom he flourished. Also, Memoirs of his life. and an appendix, containing twenty-six of his original letters relating to a transaction not mentioned in his own Memoirs (London: Sherwood, Neely, Jones, Asperne, 1812). No review of this work appeared in the QR.

8. John Ridgway, ed. Speeches of Lord Erskine, when at the bar, on miscellaneous subjects (London: J. Ridgway, 1812). Thomas Erskine, first Baron Erskine (1750-1823), Lord Chancellor. No review of this work appeared in the QR.

9. #200. Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde de Sismondi (1773-1842), socialist historian. See the History of Economic Thought website. <>

10. At this time a movement was afoot to legislate the resumption of payment in specie, that is, in gold on demand, suspended during the Napoleonic wars. For a fuller explanation see <>. The issue was treated in #129 and #136. There was, however, no mention of the subject in the upcoming number of the QR.

11. Henry Kett, Emily: a moral tale including letters from a father to his daughter upon the most important subjects (London: Rivingtons, 1811). Reviewed in #54 by George D'Oyly. Henry Kett (1761-1825), Church of England clergyman, suicide. George D'Oyly (1778-1846), Cambridge theologian at Corpus Christi, November 1811 appointed Hulsean Christian Advocate. The reference to Hookham is probably to T. Hookham, jun. and E. T. Hookham, publishers of Romances and Gothic tales of the kind that would later influence Emily Brontë, such as Faulconstein Forest, A Romantic Tale (1810) and John Hamilton Roche, A Suffolk Tale Or, The Perfidious Guardian (1810).