Hugh Blair Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

A Poem Sacred to the Memory of the Reverend Mr. James Smith, Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and one of the Ministers of the City (poem) 1736

Dissertatio Philosophica Inauguralis, De Fundamentis & Obligatione Legis Naturae: … (essay) 1739

The Wrath of Man Praising God (sermon) 1746

The Resurrection [with George Bannatine under the joint pseudonym William Douglas, M.D.] (poem) 1747

The Importance of Religious Knowledge to the Happiness of Mankind (sermon) 1750

The Works of Shakespear 8 vols. [editor] (drama) 1753

Sermons on Several Important Subjects [editor] (sermon) 1753

Observations on a Pamphlet, entitled An Analysis of the Moral and Religious Sentiments contained in the Writings of Sopho, [ie. Lord Kames], and David Hume, Esq; &c. (essay) 1755

Objections against the Essays on Morality and Natural Religion Examined (essay) 1756

Fragments of Ancient Poetry, collected in the Highlands of Scotland and translated from the Galic or Erse Language [editor] (poetry) 1760

*A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian, the son of Fingal (criticism) 1763

The British Poets [editor] (poetry) 1773

Sermons Vol. I-IV (sermons) 1777-94

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres 2 vols. (lectures) 1783

The Compassion and Beneficence of the Deity (sermon) 1796

Sermons 5 vols. (sermons) 1801

*A revised version of A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian, the son of Fingal, in which Blair expanded the text and added an appendix, was published with the second edition of Macpherson's Ossian in 1765.