Author:Percival Stockdale

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Percival Stockdale

English poet, reformer and abolitionist

Percival Stockdale


  • A Poetical Address to the Supreme Being (Berwick [1764])
  • The Constituents: a poem (1765) IA
  • Life of Edmund Waller, prefixed to the poet's Works (1772) IA
  • The Poet: A Poem (1773) 2nd ed. (external scan)
  • Three Discourses: two against Luxury and Dissipation, one on Universal Benevolence (1773)
  • Six Discourses, to which is prefixed an introduction containing a view of the genuine Ancient Philosophy, London, 1777
  • An Enquiry into the Nature and Genuine Laws of Poetry; including a particular defence of the Writings and Genius of Mr. Pope (1778) IA
  • Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (1778)
  • Letters from Lord Rivers to Sir C. Cardigan (1778), translation from Marie Jeanne Riccoboni
  • An Examination of the Important Question whether Education at a Great School or by Private Tuition is preferable, (1782) (external scan)
  • Essay on Misanthropy, (1783) (external scan)
  • Sermons on Important and Interesting Subjects (1784)
  • Three Poems (1784) Google Books
  • Ximenes, (1788) (external scan)
  • Thirteen Sermons to Seamen, preached on board H.M.S. Leander in the Bay of Gibraltar (1791) (external scan)
  • Letter to Granville Sharp, suggested by the present Insurrection of the Negroes in the Island of St. Domingo (1791) (external scan)
  • Observations on the Writings and Conduct of our present Political and Religious Reformers (1792)
  • Poetical Thoughts and Views on the Banks of the Wear (1792)
  • Letters between the Honourable and Right Reverend Shute, by Divine Providence, Lord Bishop of Durham ... and Percival Stockdale, (1792) (external scan)
  • Letter to Mr. Bryant, occasioned by his late Remarks on Mr. Pope's Universal Prayer, (1793) Google Books
  • (ed.) Seasons by James Thomson (1793) (HathiTrust)
  • Letter to a Gentleman of the Philanthropic Society on the Liberty of the Press (1794)
  • The Invincible Island: a poem, with introductory Observations on the present War, (1797) IA
  • A Letter to the Honourable and Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Durham; on the Slave-Trade (1799) (external scan)
  • A Discourse on the Duties and Advantages of Old Age, (1801) (external scan)
  • A Remonstrance against Inhumanity to Animals, and particularly against the Savage Practice of Bull-Baiting, (1802) (external scan)
  • Verses on the abolition of the slave trade (1804)
  • Lectures on the truly eminent English Poets (1807) IA
  • Poems, a selection (1808)
  • Memoirs of his Life and Writings, containing many interesting Anecdotes of the Illustrious Men with whom he was connected, (1809). (HathiTrust)

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