Ambrose Philips

(bap. 9 October 1674 - bur. 4 June 1749)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Dryden, John. Poetical miscellanies: the sixth part. Containing a collection of original poems, with several new translations. By the most eminent hands. London: printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate, next Grays-Inn Lane, 1709. [12],172,177-224,221-298,301-632,[2],723-751,[1]p.,plate; 8⁰. (ESTC T142876)


NCBEL; DLB; ODNB 22119; DMI 2018


  • Smith, Margaret M. Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 2 Gay-Philips. 341-345. Print. 4 volumes.


  • Philips, Ambrose. 'Pastorals', 1748. Facsimile reprint. Menston: Scolar Press, 1973. Print.
  • Segar, Mary G., and J. Wesley Miller, eds. The Poems of Ambrose Philips. New York: Russell & Russell, 1969 [1st ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1937]. 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. 267-268. Print.
  • Radcliffe, David H., ed. Ambrose Philips (1674-1749). Spenser and the Tradition: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830. Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Tech, 2006. Web. 14 Oct. 2011.


  • Cameron, Wallace J. Ten New Poems by Ambrose Philips (1674-1749). Notes and Queries 4 (1957): 469-470. Print.
  • Crawford, Rachel. Poetry, enclosure, and the vernacular landscape, 1700-1830. Cambridge; New York: CUP, 2002. Print.
  • Winton, Calhoun. Some Manuscripts by and Concerning Ambrose Philips. English Language Notes 5 (Dec. 1967): 99-101. Print.