John Dennis

(16 September 1658 - 6 January 1734)
John Dennis (1658-1734)

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John Dennis (1658-1734)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Dennis, John, 1657-1734. The monument: a poem sacred to the immortal memory of the best and greatest of kings, William the Third. ... By Mr. Dennis. London: printed for D. Brown, and A. Bell, 1702. xii,48p.; 4⁰. (ESTC T135780; Foxon D224; OTA K107395.000)
  • Dennis, John, 1657-1734. Britannia triumphans: or the Empire sav'd: and Europe deliver'd. By the success of her Majesty's forces under the wise and heroick conduct of his Grace the Duke of Marlborough. A poem, by Mr. Dennis. London: printed for J. Nutt, 1704. [16],72p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T29691; Foxon D222; OTA K033915.000)
  • Dennis, John, 1657-1734. The battle of Ramillia: or, the power of union. A poem. In five books. By Mr. Dennis. London: printed for Ben. Bragg, 1706. [26],132p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T135406; Foxon D221; OTA K107134.000)
  • Dennis, John, 1657-1734. A poem upon the death of her late sacred majesty Queen Anne, and the most happy and most auspicious accession of his sacred majesty King George. To the imperial crowns of Great Britain, France and Ireland. ... By Mr. Dennis. London: printed by H. Meere, and sold by J. Baker, 1714. 30p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42571; Foxon D226; OTA K041537.000)


ODNB 7503


  • Smith, Margaret M. Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 1 Addison-Fielding. 337-339. Print. 4 volumes.


  • The Critical Works of John Dennis, ed. Edward Niles Hooker. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1939/43. Print. 2 volumes.

Reference works


  • Donnelly, Phillip J. Enthusiastic Poetry and Rationalized Christianity: The Poetic Theory of John Dennis.   Christianity & Literature 54(2) (Winter 2005): 235-264, 315. Print.
  • Morillo, John. John Dennis: Enthusiastic passions, cultural memory, and literary theory.   Eighteenth-Century Studies 34(1) (Fall 2000): 21-41. Print.
  • Richardson, John. War, Lyric Poetry, and Politics in the Eighteenth Century.   Eighteenth-Century Studies 50(4) (Summer 2017): 381-399. Print.
  • Wheeler, David M. John Dennis and the religious sublime. CLA Journal (1986): 210-218. Print.