Judith Sargent Murray Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Desultory Thoughts Upon the Utility of Encouraging a Degree of Self-Complacency, Especially in Female Bosoms" (essay) 1784; published in journal Gentleman and Lady's Town and Country Magazine

"Epilogue to Variety; a Comedy" (verse) 1790; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"Lines, occasioned by the Death of an Infant" (poem) 1790; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"New Epilogue to The Recruiting Officer" (verse) 1790; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"On the Domestic Education of Children" (essay) 1790; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"On the Equality of the Sexes" (essay) 1790; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"Prologue to Variety" (verse) 1791; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine "Prologue to The West Indian" (verse) 1791; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

*"Necessity of Religion, Especially in Adversity" (essay) 1792; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"The Gleaner" (essays, stories, and plays) 1792-94; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

†"The Margaretta Stories" (novella) 1792-94; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"The Repository" (essays) 1792-94; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

*"Observations on Female Abilities" (essay) 1794; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

"Occasional Epilogue to The Contrast" (verse) 1794; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

*"Sketch of the Present Situation of America, 1794" (essay) 1794; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

*"Spirit Independent of Matter" (essay) 1794; published in journal Massachusetts Magazine

*‡The Medium; or The Happy Tea Party (play) 1795

The Traveller Returned (play) 1796

The Gleaner, A Miscellaneous Production. 3 vols (essays, stories, and plays) 1798

"Lines Occasioned by the Departure of a Friend" (poem) 1802; published in journal Boston Weekly Magazine

"Blending Spirit with Matter" (poem) 1803; published in journal Boston Weekly Magazine

Letters and Sketches of Sermons. 3 vols. [editor] (letters and sermons; by John Murray) 1812-13

Records of the Life of the Reverend John Murray, Written by Himself, with a Continuation by Mrs. Judith Sargent Murray [editor] (autobiography) 1816

*These pieces are collected in the three-volume edition of The Gleaner.

†This work was published serially as part of the Gleaner series. The main narrative appears as chapters 2, 7-13, 20-21, and 28-29 in volume 1; chapters 37-38 and 40-53 in volume 2; and a conclusion in chapter 98, volume 3 of the 1798 edition.

‡This work is also known as Virtue Triumphant.