Eighteenth-Century Borrowing from the University of Glasgow

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  1. Antient history of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians. Translated from the French. 196 borrowings
    Rollin, Charles, 1661-1741.
  2. History of England [as well ecclesiastical as civil]. 168 borrowings
    Rapin-Thoyras, Paul de, 1661-1725.
  3. Universal history, from the earliest account of time. Compiled from original authors; and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes, &c. with a general index to the whole. 149 borrowings
    Universal History.
  4. System of moral philosophy, in three books ... To which is prefixed, some account of the life, writings, and character of the author by the Reverend William Leechman, D.D. 130 borrowings
    Hutcheson, Francis, 1694-1746.
  5. Sermons ... published from the author's manuscript, by John Clarke, D.D. ... 126 borrowings
    Clarke, Samuel, 1675-1729.
  6. Method of teaching and studying the belles lettres ... With reflections on taste; and instructions with regard to the eloquence of the pulpit, the bar and the stage. The whole illustrated with passages from ... poets and orators ... with critical remarks on them ... Translated from the French. 111 borrowings
    Rollin, Charles, 1661-1741.
  7. Opera quae extant omnia; unà cum chronologiâa Xenophonteâ cl. Dodwelli, et quatuor tabulis geographicis. [Edidit Eduardus Wells] / [Xenophon]. 104 borrowings
  8. History of England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 ... 98 borrowings
    Hume, David, 1711-1776.
  9. Preceptor : containing a general course of education. Wherein the first principles of polite learning are laid down in a way most suitable for trying the genius, and advancing the instruction of youth. In twelve parts, illustrated with mapss and useful cuts. 92 borrowings
    Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764.
  10. Monthly Review (London). 91 borrowings
    Monthly Review.
  11. Stenography compleated, or the art of short-hand brought to perfection ... 71 borrowings
    Weston, James.
  12. View of the principal deistical writers that have appeared in England in the last and present century; with observations upon them, and some account of the answers that have been published against them. In several letters to a friend... 70 borrowings
    Leland, John, 1691-1766.
  13. History of Scotland, during the reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI. till his accession to the crown of England. With a review of the Scotch history previous to that period; and an appendix containing original papers. 69 borrowings
    Robertson, William, 1721-1793.
  14. Lexicon manuale Graecum ... in tres partes, videlicet hermeneuticam, analyticam, et syntheticam, divisum ... Recensitum et plurimum auctum à Sam. Patrick. 67 borrowings
    Hederich, Benjamin, 1675-1748.
  15. History of Tom Jones, a foundling 66 borrowings
    Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
  16. Oeuvres ... 63 borrowings
    Massillon, Jean Baptiste, 1663-1742.
  17. Medical essays and observations, published by a Society in Edinburgh. 62 borrowings
    Philosophical Society of Edinburgh.
  18. Works. In three volumes... With alphabetical tables / [Locke]. 58 borrowings
    Locke, John, 1632-1704.
  19. Arithmeticae et algebrae compendium ... 55 borrowings
    MacLaurin, Colin, 1698-1746.
  20. Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, a complete collection of voyages and travels ... To which is prefixed a copious introduction ... Now carefully revised, with large additions ... 53 borrowings
    Harris, John, 1677?-1719.
  21. Opera, cum delectu commentariorum, in usum ... Delphini. Editio secunda emendatissima (Geneva, 1743-1746) 51 borrowings
    Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
  22. Ilias Graece et Latine. Annotationes ... scripsit atque edidit Samuel Clarke, S.T.P. 49 borrowings
  23. Adventures of Peregrine Pickle 48 borrowings
    Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771.
  24. Stenography : or shorthand improved... 46 borrowings
    Angell, John, -1764.
  25. Roman history from the foundation of Rome to the battle of Actium ... Translated from the French. 45 borrowings
    Rollin, Charles, 1661-1741.
  26. Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and neighbouring nations, from the declension of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the time of Christ / [Prideaux]. 45 borrowings
    Prideaux, Humphrey, 1648-1724.
  27. Historium libri qui extant. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Joannes Dujatius ... in usum ... Delphini. Accessere librorum omnium deperditorum supplementa, per Jo. Freinshemium 44 borrowings
  28. Roman history, from the building of Rome to the ruin of the Commonwealth 43 borrowings
    Hooke, Nathaniel.
  29. Discourse concerning the being and attributes of God, the obligations of natural religion, and the truth and certainty of the Christian revelation. In answer to Mr. Hobbs, Spinoza, the author of The Oracles of Reason, and other deniers of natural and revealed religion. : Being sixteen sermons, preach'd in the cathedral-church of St. Paul, in the years 1704, and 1705, at the lecture founded by the honourable Robert Boyle, Esq. 42 borrowings
    Clarke, Samuel, 1675-1729.
  30. Essay on the nature and conduct of the passions and affections. With illustrations on the moral sense. 41 borrowings
    Hutcheson, Francis, 1694-1746.
  31. Terence's Comedies, translated into English prose ... Together with the original Latin from the best editions ... With notes ... To which is prefixed the life of Terence, with some account of the dramatic poetry of the ancients. 41 borrowings
  32. Modern part of an universal history, from the earliest account of time. 41 borrowings
    Modern Universal History.
  33. History of Virginia, in four parts ... 40 borrowings
    Crouch, Nathaniel, 1632?-1725?.
  34. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. 40 borrowings
    Royal Society of London.
  35. Physico-theology: : or, a demonstration of the being and attributes of God, from his works of creation. : Being the substance of sixteen sermons preached in St. Mary-le-Bow-Church, London; at the Honourable Mr. Boyle's lectures, in the years 1711 and 1712. : With large notes, and many curious observations / by W. Derham. 39 borrowings
    Derham, William, 1657-1735.
  36. History of philosophy: containing the lives, opinions, actions, and discourses of the philosophers of every sect. Illustrated with the effigies of divers of them. 39 borrowings
    Stanley, Thomas, 1625-1678.
  37. Compleat history of the Turks, from their origin in the year 755 to the year 1718 ... Collected not only from the best European, but also from Oriental authors, never hitherto published in English. 39 borrowings
    Jones, D. (David), active 1676-1720.
  38. Historical account of compendious and swift writing. [With an Essay towards a farther improvement of shorthand] 38 borrowings
    Gibbs, Philip, active 1736.
  39. History of Sir Charles Grandison. In a series of letters published from the originals / by the editor of Pamela and Clarissa. 38 borrowings
    Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761.
  40. Adventures of Roderick Random ... 37 borrowings
    Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771.
  41. Works of Mr. Thomson. 35 borrowings
    Thomson, James, 1700-1748.
  42. Exposition of the Thirty-nine articles of the Church of England 35 borrowings
    Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715.
  43. Dictionary English-Latin and Latin-English 35 borrowings
    Ainsworth, Robert, 1660-1743.
  44. System of natural philosophy, being a course of lectures in mechanics, optics, hydrostatics, and astronomy ... 35 borrowings
    Rutherforth, T. (Thomas), 1712-1771.
  45. Miscellanies in prose and verse. 34 borrowings
    Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.
  46. Discourses concerning the being and ... perfections of God ... 33 borrowings
    Abernethy, John, 1680-1740.
  47. Institutio theologiae elencticae 33 borrowings
    Turrettini, François, 1623-1687.
  48. Amelia. 32 borrowings
    Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
  49. Works of Anacreon, translated into English verse; with notes explanatory and poetical. To which are added the odes, fragments, and epigrams of Sappho. With the original Greek plac'd opposite to the translation 31 borrowings
  50. Biblia Sacra Hebraice, Chaldaice, Græce, & Latine : Philippi II. Reg. Cathol. pietate, et stvdio ad Sacrosanctæ Ecclesiæ / vsvm Christoph. Plantinvs excvd. Antverpiæ.. 31 borrowings
    Arias Montano, Benito, 1527-1598.