Author:Aaron Hill

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Aaron Hill
English dramatist and writer.


The following listing is mostly derived from the bibliography given in Aaron Hill, poet, dramatist, projector (1913), by Dorothy Brewster.


  • Camillus. A Poem, Humbly inscrib'd to the Right Honorable Charles, Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth (1707)
  • The Invasion: A Poem to the Queen. By Mr. Hill (1708)
  • The Northern-Star. A Poem. (1718)
  • The Creation. A Pindaric illustration of a Poem, originally written by Moses, on that Subject. With a preface to Mr. Pope, concerning the sublimity of the Ancient Hebrew Poetry, and a material and obvious Defect in the English (1720)
  • The Judgement Day. A Poem (1721)
  • Advice to the Poets. A Poem. To which is prefixed, an Epistle dedicatory to the few Great Spirits of Great Britain. (1731)
  • The Fanciad: an heroic Poem in Six cantos. To his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, on the Turn of his Genius to Arms (1743)
  • Free Thoughts on Faith: or, the Religion of Reason. A Poem (1746)
  • Gideon, or the Patriot. An Epic Poem in Twelve Books. Upon a Hebreic Plan. In honour of the two chief Virtues of a people: Intrepidity in Foreign War, and spirit of domestic Liberty. With miscellaneous Notes, and large reflections upon different Subjects: Critical, Historical, Political, Geographic, Military, and Commercial (1749)
  • The Bird caught at Sea


  • Elfrid, or the Fair Inconstant. A Tragedy, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal by her Majesty's Servants. To which is added. The Walking Statue, or the Devil in the Wine Cellar. A Farce (1710) (external scan)
  • The Fatal Vision: or, The Fall of Siam. A Tragedy: as it is acted at the New Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, 1716 (1716)
  • The Fatal Extravagance, a Tragedy, in a manner wholly new: As it is acted at the Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, with great applause (1721)
  • King Henry the Fifth, or the Conquest of France by the English. A Tragedy. As acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane (1723)
  • Athelwold: a Tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Boyal in Drury-Lane, by his Majesty's Servants (1731)
  • The Tragedy of Zara, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane (1736)
  • Alzira, a Tragedy, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields (1736)
  • Mérope: a Tragedy. Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by his Majesty's Servants (1749) (external scan)
  • The Roman Revenge, a Tragedy (1754)
  • The Insolvent, or Filial Piety, a Tragedy (1758)
  • Saul (1760)
  • Snake in the Grass (1760)
  • Piety
  • Love Letters


  • Rinaldo, an Opera, as it is performed at the Queen's Theatre in London (1711)
  • The Muses in Mourning (1760)
  • Merlin in Love
  • Daraxes (1760)

Other works[edit]

  • The celebrated Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses, for the Armour of Achilles, in the 13th Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Essay'd in English Verse by Mr. Tate, Poet Laureat; and Aaron Hill, Gent (1708}
  • A full and just Account of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire in all its Branches: with the Government, and Policy, Religion, Customs, and Way of Living of the Turks, in General. Faithfully related from a Serious Observation, taken in many Years Travels thro' those Countries. (1709) (external scan)
  • Dedication of the Beech-Tree. To the most honourable the Earl of Oxford, Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain. Occasioned by the late discovery of making Oil from the fruit of that Tree (1714)
  • An impartial account of the nature, benefit and design, of a new discovery and undertaking, to make a pure, sweet, and wholesome Oil, from the Fruit of the Beech Tree. By authority of her Majesty's Royal Letters Patents, under the great seal of Great Britain. With particular answers to every Objection, which has been made, or may reasonably be conceived against it. And proposals for raising a stock not exceeding twenty thousand pounds: wherein every hundred pounds advanced, will entitle to an annuity for fourteen years, of fifty pounds per annum, and for a less sum proportionably, upon a good and solid security (1714)
  • Proposals for raising a Stock of one hundred thousand pounds; for laying up great quantities of Beech Mast for two years, at an Interest of Forty-Five Pounds per cent, per Annum, to the Subscribers, and upon a Security whereby they will always have in their own Hands, above Ten Times the Value of the Sum, they Contribute. To which is added, a particular account of the nature, benefit, and design of the undertaking (1714)
  • An Account of the Rise and Progress of the Beech-Oil Invention, and All the Steps which have been taken in that Affair, from the first discovery to the present time, as also what is further designed in that Undertaking (1715)
  • An impartial state of the case between the Patentee, Annuitants, and Sharers, in the Beech-Oil Company. Published by the Patentee as well in Vindication of his own Measures, as for the General Satisfaction of all the concern'd Parties (1716)
  • Four Essays: viz. 1. On making China Ware in England, as good as ever was brought from India. 2. On a method for furnishing Coals at a Third Part of the Price they are usually sold at. 3. On the Repairing of Dagenham, or other Breaches. 4. On our English Grapes, proving that they will make the best of Wines. By a Society of Gentlemen. For the Universal Benefit of the People of England. Adorned with Four Beautiful Cuts (1718)
  • The Plain Dealer (1724-1728) with William Bond
    The Plain Dealer: Being Select Essays on several curious subjects, relating to Friendship, Love, and Gallantry, Marriage, Morality, Mercantile Affairs, Painting, History, Poetry, and Other Branches of Polite Literature. Published originally in the Year 1724, and now first collected into Two Volumes (1730)
  • The progress of wit: a caveat. For the use of an eminent writer. By a fellow of All-Souls. To which is prefixed, an explanatory discourse to the reader. By Gamaliel Gunson, professor of Physic and Astrology (1730)
  • The Prompter (1734-1736)
  • The Tears of the Muses: in a Conference between Prince Germanicus and a Male-content Party (1737)
  • Enquiry into the Merit of Assassination: with a View to the character of Caesar; and his designs on the Roman Republic (1738)
  • The Impartial. An address without flattery. Being a poet's free thoughts on the situation of our public affairs anno 1744 (1744)

Collected works[edit]

  • A Collection of Letters never before printed: written by Alexander Pope, Esq; and other ingenious Gentlemen, to the late Aaron Hill, Esq (1751)
  • The Works of the Late Aaron Hill, Esq; in four volumes. Consisting of Letters on Various Subjects, and of Original Poems, Moral and Facetious. With an Essay on the Art of Acting. (1753)
  • The Dramatic Works of Aaron Hill, Esq. In two volumes (1760)
  • The Actor, or Guide to the Stage: exemplifying the whole art of Acting; in which the Dramatic Passions are defined, analyzed, and made easy of Acquirement. The whole interspersed with Select and Striking Examples from the most popular modern pieces (1821)

Works about Hill[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1925 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.