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Richard Savage

Poet (c. 1697 — 1-Aug-1743)


Richard Holmes. Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage: A Biographical Mystery. New York: Pantheon Books. 1994.

Samuel Johnson. The Life of Mr. Richard Savage, Son of the Earl Rivers. J. Roberts. 1744. 186pp. 2nd Edition in 1748, 3rd Edition in 1767.

Gwyn Jones. Richard Savage. Viking Press. 1935. 597pp.

Stanley V. Makower. Richard Savage: A Mystery in Biography. London: Hutchinson. 1909. 343pp.

Clarence Tracy. The Artificial Bastard: A Biography of Richard Savage. University of Toronto Press. 1953. 164pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1299)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.327)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (p.449)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.915)

  9. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.461)

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