Richard Savage

(c. 1697 - 1 August 1743)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764. A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. IV. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758]. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.004)


DMI 2122; ODNB 24724; NCBEL 565; DLB 95


  • Tracy, Clarence, ed. The Poetical Works of Richard Savage. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1962. Print.
  • Tracy, Clarence, ed. Samuel Johnson, An Account of the Life of Mr. Richard Savage. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. Print.
  • The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper; including the Series Edited, with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Dr Samuel Johnson: and the most approved translations. The Additional Lives by Alexander Chalmers, F.S.A. Vol. XI. London: J. Johnson et al., 1810. 241-342. Google Books edition. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.


  • Holmes, Richard. Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage. London: Hodder, 1993. Print.


  • Tracy, Clarence. The Artificial Bastard. A Bibliography of Richard Savage. Toronto: University Press, 1953. Print.

Reference works

  • Baines, Paul, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 299-301. Print.
  • Fairer, David. English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century 1700-1789. Longman Literature in English Series. Harlow: Longman, 2003. 284. Print.
  • Johnson, Sarah. Savage, Richard, d. 1743. Literature Online biography. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2006. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.
  • Radcliffe, David H., ed. Richard Savage (1697 ca.-1743). Spenser and the Tradition: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830. Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Tech, 2006. Web. 11 Nov. 2011.
  • Suarez, Michael F. Savage, Richard. A Collection of Poems by Several Hands [1782]. Ed. Robert Dodsley and Michael F. Suarez. Vol. I. London: Routledge/Thoemmes, 1997. 202. Print. 6 volumes.


  • Dussinger, John A. 'The solemn magnificence of a stupendous ruin': Richard Savage, Poet Manque. Nath, Prem, ed. Fresh Reflections on Samuel Johnson: Essays in Criticism. Troy: Whitston Publishing Company, 1987. 167-182. Print.
  • Edwards, Gavin. The Illegitimation of Richard Savage. Sydney Studies in English 17 (1991-2): 67-74. Print.