James Grainger

(1721/4 - 24 December 1766)

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)
  • Mendez, Moses. A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement. London: printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767. [8],320p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T124631; DMI 1073; OTA K099398.000)


DMI 1638; ODNB 11234


  • Digital Grainger: An Online Edition of The Sugar-Cane. Digital Grainger. Web. 2018. https://digital-grainger.github.io/grainger/.
  • 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. XIV. London: J. Johnson et al., 1810. 467-511. Google Books edition. Web. 13 Feb. 2016. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ofNLAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA467

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. 151. Print.
  • Fairer, David. English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century 1700-1789. Longman Literature in English Series. Harlow: Longman, 2003. 272. Print.
  • Suarez, Michael F. Grainger, James. A Collection of Poems by Several Hands [1782]. Ed. Robert Dodsley and Michael F. Suarez. Vol. I. London: Routledge/Thoemmes, 1997. 156. Print. 6 volumes.


  • Gilmore, John. The Poetics of Empire: A Study of James Grainger's The Sugar-Cane. London: Athlone Press, 2000. Print.
  • Irlam, Shaun. 'Wish You Were Here': Exporting England in James Grainger's The Sugar-Cane. ELH 68 (2001): 377-396. Print.
  • Spate, O. H. K. The Muse of Mercantilism: Jago, Grainger and Dyer. Studies in the Eighteenth Century. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1966. 119-131. Print.