John Dyer

(bap.13 August 1699 - early December 1757)

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. I. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758]. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.001)
  • Pearch, G. A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. I. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1122; OTA K093079.001)


DMI 1550; ODNB 8350; NCBEL 545; DLB 95


  • Smith, Margaret M. Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 1 Addison-Fielding. 341-353. Print. 4 volumes.


  • 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. XIII. London: J. Johnson et al., 1810. 219-253. Google Books edition. Web. 13 Feb. 2016.
  • Goodridge, John, ed. John Dyer: Selected Poetry and Prose. Nottingham: Trent, 2000. Print.


  • Williams, Ralph M. Poet, Painter and Parson: The Life of John Dyer. New York: Bookman, 1956. 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. 113-114. Print.
  • Fairer, David. English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century 1700-1789. Longman Literature in English Series. Harlow: Longman, 2003. 269. Print.
  • Johnson, Sarah. Dyer, John, 1700?-1758. Literature Online biography. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2006. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.
  • Mell, Jr., Donald C. English Poetry, 1660-1800: a guide to information sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide Series, vol. 40. Detroit: Gale, 1982. 216-219. Print.
  • Radcliffe, David H., ed. Rev. John Dyer (1700-1757). Spenser and the Tradition: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830. Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Tech, 2006. Web. 14 Oct. 2011.
  • Suarez, Michael F. Dyer, John. A Collection of Poems by Several Hands [1782]. Ed. Robert Dodsley and Michael F. Suarez. Vol. I. London: Routledge/Thoemmes, 1997. 147. Print. 6 volumes.


  • Barrell, John. English Literature in History: An Equal, Wide Survey. London: Hutchinson, 1983. 90-109. Print.
  • Feingold, Richard. Nature and Society: Later Eighteenth-Century Uses of the Pastoral and Georgic. Hassocks: Harvester, 1978. 83-119. Print.
  • Goldstein, Laurence. Ruins and Empire: The Evolution of a Theme in Augustan and Romantic Literature. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P., 1977. 25-58. Print.
  • Goodridge, John. Rural Life in Eighteenth-Century Poetry Cambridge: CUP, 1995. 91-180. Print.
  • Humfrey, Belinda. John Dyer. Cardiff: University of Wales Press on behalf of the Welsh Arts Council, 1980. Print.
  • Patey, Douglas Lane. Anne Finch, John Dyer, and the Syntax of Nature. Rivero, Albert J., ed. Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin. Newark and London: U of Delaware P., 1997. 29-46. Print.