1. Jeremy Collier, A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage (London: Routledge, 1996).

2. Daniel Defoe, ‘The Complete English Tradesman’ (Letter XXII), ‘The Great Law of Subordination Considered’ (Letter IV), and ‘The Complete English Gentleman’, in Literature and Social Order in Eighteenth-Century England, ed. Stephen Copley (London: Croom Helm, 1984).

3. Samuel Johnson, ‘Essay 156’, in The Rambler, in Selected Writings: Samuel Johnson, ed. Peter Martin (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2009) pp. 194–7; Rasselas Chapter 10; ‘Pope’s Intellectual Character: Pope and Dryden Compared’, from The Life of Pope, in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. 1, ed. Stephen Greenblatt, 8th edn (New York: Norton, 2006) pp. 2693–4, 2774–7.