Other Literary Forms
John Hawkesworth began his literary career by writing for the Gentleman’s Magazine; he succeeded Samuel Johnson as the writer of parliamentary debates, and he contributed poems under a pseudonym. After working with Johnson on the periodical the Adventurer, Hawkesworth edited the works of Jonathan Swift and adapted several pieces for the stage. In imitation of Johnson’s Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1759), he wrote a long Oriental tale, Almoran and Hamet (1761). Hawkesworth’s final publication was a history of British exploratory voyages into the South Seas.