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Top 1000 sources in the OED

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1.Times1788–4390216967942
2.William Shakespeare1564–16163258614417222
3.Walter Scott1771–1832170554302027
4.Philosophical Transactions1665–1595619525438
5.Encyclopaedia Britannica1768–144778422899
6.New York Times1857–144646702891
7.Geoffrey Chaucerc1340–14001392319485413
8.Daily Telegraph1855–124692261002
9.John Milton1608–1674122745351916
10.Nature1869–117137241981
11.Cursor Mundia1400–1460113559132854
12.Guardian1959–11023183778
13.Daily News1846–98634152410
14.William Caxton1415x24–1492971113362977
15.John Dryden1631–170093092701285
16.Charles Dickens1812–187092132091329
17.John Trevisac1342–?1402909018604422
18.Independent1986–875724117
19.Bible (Wycliffite, E.V.)a1382848416084314
20.Blackwood's Magazine1817–198084249412524
21.Science1883–82979072434
22.Westminster Gazette1893–192882122911828
23.Philemon Holland1552–1637802110122549
24.Washington Post1877–73413721617
25.John Lydgatec1370–c144972497952459
26.Harper's Magazine1850–70082791323
27.Thomas Carlyle1795–188167245051658
28.Acts of Parliament1266–66746341777
29.Lancet1823–66617281898
30.London Gazette1666–66384681918
31.Listener1929–1991663683531
32.Alfred Tennyson1809–1892645987634
33.New Yorker1925–635047276
34.Edmund Spenser?1552–159963075301678
35.Scientific American1845–60372141082
36.William Cowper1731–1800586489470
37.Layamonfl. 125056843921330
38.William Langlandc1325–c139056557701993
39.New Scientist1956–555361297
40.Randle Cotgravefl. 1587–?1630553113322665
41.John Palsgraved. 155453846601751
42.Pall Mall Gazette1865–192153733021391
43.Daniel Defoe?1660–17315322106531
44.Alexander Pope1688–17445306104555
45.Samuel Johnson1709–17845231157581
46.Thomas Babington Macaulay1800–1859517618145
47.Thomas Fuller1607/8–166151413881225
48.Economist1843–4985128683
49.Ben Jonson?1573–163749855071760
50.William Thackeray1811–18634948247834
51.John Evelyn1620–170649374781383
52.Jonathan Swift1667–17454876141603
53.John Gowerd. 140848745842136
54.Observer1792–4846129577
55.Daily Chronicle1872–193048071721034
56.Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772–183447616221394
57.Francis Bacon1561–162647574071387
58.Times Literary Supplement1902–473789366
59.Robert Southey1774–184347333681037
60.Athenaeum1828–192145733811147
61.Ælfric of Eynshamc950–c101045098542286
62.Gentleman's Magazine1731–192244883161097
63.Gavin Douglasc1476–152244855671234
64.Robert Mannyngd. c133844847051730
65.Ancrene Riwlec122544759501956
66.Oliver Goldsmith?1728–17744469138520
67.Bible (King James)1611443733311
68.Lord Byron1788–18244359183669
69.Joseph Addison1672–1719433488456
70.Bible (Coverdale)15354293183824
71.Century Dictionary1889–189142699493103
72.Henry More1614–168742676591402
73.Thomas Browne1605–168241467611560
74.Edward H. Knight1824–188340791381834
75.Penny Cyclopaedia1833–185840144111131
76.Richard Steeled. 1729400574423
77.John Florio1553–1625387511952188
78.2nd Baron Bernersc1467–15333872253892
79.Thomas Blount1618–1679384214572040
80.Ephraim Chambers?1680–174037723391059
81.Spectator1828–3754150566
82.Nathan Baileyd. 174237239421813
83.Annual Register1758–3678231792
84.Percy Bysshe Shelley1792–18223665110492
85.Joseph Hall1574–165636584891154
86.Samuel Richardsonbap. 1689, d. 17613608232677
87.Edmund Burke?1730–1797358783380
88.Proceedings of the Royal Society1830–35754711435
89.Fraser's Magazine1830–188235295431351
90.Thomas More1478–153535254101284
91.Thomas Nashed. c160135017311813
92.‘George Eliot’1819–18803461115374
93.Edward Bulwer-Lytton1803–18733430154457
94.Chronicle of Robert of Gloucesterc1325–c142533854241150
95.Punch1840–3371186684
96.John Lindley1799–186533386031299
97.Philip Sidney1554–158633144911345
98.T. Clifford Allbutt1836–1925326382583
99.Destruction of Troyc15403262103419
100.Hall's Vnion15483224284846
101.Randle Holme1627–170032113421011
102.British Medical Journal1857–3189233656
103.John Ruskin1819–19003186150473
104.Robert Boyle1627–16913178332828
105.Time1923–3116123451
106.George Chapman?1560–163431165151295
107.Rudyard Kipling1865–19363095139660
108.Robert Browning1812–18893095140522
109.Century Magazine1881–306795455
110.Atlantic Monthly1857–3066165627
111.John Wyclifd. 138430444331073
112.American Naturalist1867–30214641103
113.Ayenbite of Inwyt134030124451183
114.John Ray1627–17053006311816
115.Robert Burns1759–17962930193538
116.Ralph Waldo Emerson1803–1882292360358
117.Charles Kingsley1819–1875289698412
118.American Speech1925–2887151671
119.Nicholas Udall1504–155628874311115
120.Joshua Sylvesterd. 161828845441414
121.Edinburgh Review1802–19292805261742
122.Henry Fielding1707–1754274392349
123.Life1883–274249266
124.Glasgow Herald1805–2713152475
125.Chicago Tribune1847–2709136610
126.Financial Times1888–264576301
127.Robert Louis Stevenson1850–1894264354256
128.Daily Mail1896–264095396
129.Robert Greenebap. 1558, d. 15922630245929
130.Edward Topselld. 16252629301892
131.Chambers's Journal1854–2619140592
132.Thomas Elyotc1490–154626014241139
133.Washington Irving1783–1859259244265
134.Richard Rollea1310–134925824351020
135.Tobias Smollett1721–1771258091415
136.Thomas Huxley1825–18952569329717
137.John Barbourc1330–13952567156411
138.Phillips's New World of Words17062566380799
139.Globe and Mail1844–252025156
140.William Dunbar?1460–?15302508280678
141.‘Mark Twain’1835–1910250764445
142.Fanny Burney1752–18402490139414
143.James Joyce1882–1941247890411
144.Frederick Marryat1792–1848247677399
145.Gervase Markham?1568–16372468250784
146.New York Review of Books1963–244919
147.New English Dictionary1884–19282443101755
148.Thomas Hardy1840–1928242676292
149.Thomas Hobbes1588–1679240892336
150.Thomas Heywoodc1573–16412406258662
151.Allan Ramsay1684–17582338257592
152.Horace Walpole1717–17972338210544
153.George Bernard Shaw1856–19502332132398
154.Mandeville's Travelsa14252315167529
155.Los Angeles Times1881–2311196721
156.Sunday Times1822–230746193
157.Chambers's Cyclopaedia1751–17532306308787
158.Arthur Goldingd. 16062296397984
159.Thomas Dekkerc1572–16322288216786
160.Richard Edenc1520–15762287279747
161.Anglo-Saxon Chroniclea11602286215662
162.Quarterly Review1809–19672280165576
163.Sporting Magazine1793–18702272195826
164.Reginald Pecockc1392–?14592260413831
165.New Sydenham Society's Lexicon1879–18992250436957
166.John Skeltonc1460–15292247465944
167.Lambeth MSa12252244184568
168.Michael Drayton1536–16312244215693
169.James Howell?1594–16662243264630
170.King Alfredc848–89922249041602
171.D. H. Lawrence1885–1930221978412
172.William Bonded. 15302216156530
173.Abraham Flemingc1552–16072207251718
174.James Dana1813–189522026841092
175.Todd's Cyclopaedia1835–185922015031028
176.John Tyndall1820–1893220021168
177.Genesis and Exodusa13252184213591
178.William Blackstone1723–1780218227132
179.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1915–2178165517
180.James Russell Lowell1819–1891217791346
181.Mind1876–2173190561
182.Samuel Purchasbap. 1577, d. 16262148266666
183.Contemporary Review1866–2141155458
184.Richard Bradley?1688–1732213597437
185.Baltimore Sun1837–212875425
186.North American Review1815–2127145529
187.John Fletcher1579–16252108131574
188.Henry Watts1815–18842094494992
189.William Wordsworth1770–1850209162216
190.Church Times1869–20761776
191.Trinity Cambridge MSa12252074276659
192.Thomas Herbert1606–16822060164446
193.Catholicon Anglicumc1475–14832052303648
194.Jeremy Bentham1748–18322050285654
195.John Donne1572–16312038318807
196.Samuel Pepys1633–1703203378417
197.Journal of the Chemical Society1862–196520198011290
198.Thomas Jefferson1743–18261993107383
199.Robert Mayne1808–186819917451379
200.Charles Darwin1809–18821987122389
201.Bible (Tyndale)1526–15341984132467
202.Edward Freeman1823–189219771068
203.Benjamin Jowett1817–18931971224
204.John Marstonbap. 1576, d. 16341962253827
205.William H. Smyth1788–1865196150451
206.Rolls of Parliament1278–15031956309737
207.New Monthly Magazine1821–18591953300773
208.Charles Lamb1775–18341950140387
209.Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgiea1425–150019427181181
210.Jeremy Taylord. 16671940144480
211.Edward Gibbon1737–1794192331110
212.Andrew Ure1778–18571915148816
213.William Kirby1759–18501912437930
214.Anthony Trollope1815–1882190633177
215.George Meredith1828–19091892127401
216.John Heywoodc1496–c15781882206710
217.Irish Times1859–187024138
218.Barnabe Googe1540–15941860158533
219.William Turnerd. 15681843359807
220.Thomas Middletond. 16271843208642
221.Richard Huloetfl. 15521841407942
222.John Jamieson1759–18381841212638
223.Palladius' De Re Rustica?14401838444860
224.P. G. Wodehouse1881–1975183824151
225.Henry Lyte1529–16071837245777
226.Thomas Maloryd. 1471183378355
227.Nathaniel Hawthorne1804–1864183239210
228.William of Palernea13751828177655
229.New Statesman1913–181153221
230.London Magazine1732–1809135527
231.Scotsman1817–180632205
232.Usenet1980–1805282754
233.Edward Phillipsb. 16301792274599
234.John Keats1795–18211788123442
235.Richard Stanyhurst1547–16181782317817
236.Richard Baxter1615–16911775130358
237.John Smithbap. 1580, d. 16311757173557
238.Manchester Guardian1821–1959175569427
239.Joseph Moxon1627–16911753100662
240.George Berkeley1685–1753174834158
241.John Locke1632–1704173871254
242.Jane Austen1775–1817173835228
243.Medical and Physical Journal1799–1808*1733103289
244.Thomas Pennant1726–17981719154561
245.Notes and Queries1850–1714101342
246.Benjamin Disraeli1804–1881171166231
247.Elisha Kane1820–1857171159350
248.New York Times Magazine1896–170742159
249.Robert Fabyand. 15131699174492
250.William Lithgow1582–c16451690169473
251.Haryc1440–c14921684129389
252.John Wesley1703–1791168329146
253.John Gerardc1545–16121681215854
254.John Dausc1516–16021677102348
255.James A. Froude1818–189416751167
256.Edward Youngbap. 1683, d. 1765167464237
257.Daily Express1900–166166323
258.Discovery1920–1966166136205
259.Thomas De Quincey1785–18591657132373
260.Samuel Butlerd. 1680165378288
261.Examiner1808–18361639173524
262.Harriet Martineau1802–1876163230155
263.New York Magazine1968–16291251
264.Country Life1897–16251371
265.Wall Street Journal1889–160045165
266.Standard1827–19161587113487
267.George Gascoigned. 15771585186598
268.John Foxe?1517–15871584283642
269.John Lyly1554–16061584125518
270.Henry Cockeramfl. 1623–165815619151129
271.Kyng Alisaunderc1400–14251558338595
272.Tait's Magazine1832–18611547150458
273.William Morris1834–1896154630192
274.Cornhill Magazine1860–19751546105381
275.Richard Hooker1554–16001543123422
276.Laurence Sterne1713–17681534101299
277.Lanfranc's Science of Cirurgiea1400–15001533389711
278.Monthly Review1749–18451531249519
279.Bible (Wycliffite, L.V.)c14251524181510
280.Aldous Huxley1894–1963152353202
281.John Mason Good1764–18271514209528
282.John Taylor1578–16531514164444
283.Morte Arthurec1440–15001508232512
284.Thomas Urquhart1611–16601505378625
285.Cleannessc14001496159462
286.Science News1922–149451196
287.John Bellendenc1495–a15481487209462
288.Thomas Cooperc1517–15941483199584
289.William Warnerd. 16091478313667
290.Gilbert Burnet1643–1715147722153
291.Higden's Polychroniconc1400–14751476329593
292.William Taylor1765–18361475297551
293.Monthly Magazine1796–18251470233528
294.Towneley Playsa1500146899273
295.Language1925–146872296
296.Frederic Farrar1831–1903146237116
297.Richard Brathwait?1588–16731461162422
298.Francis Quarles1592–16441461142434
299.John Henry Newman1801–1890145254166
300.John Stuart Mill1806–1873145081257
301.Mary Braddon1835–1915144233125
302.Popular Science Monthly1872–1950144081251
303.John Fitzherbertd. 15311437132469
304.Outing1886–1923143737277
305.Morning Post1772–1433146606
306.Macmillan's Magazine1859–1907143287344
307.Maria Edgeworth1768–1849142698315
308.Fynes Moryson?1566–1630141854216
309.Illustrated London News1842–141678348
310.Popular Mechanics1902–141313137
311.U.S. Patents1790–1411155733
312.Sir Gawain and the Green Knightc14001408153489
313.Richard Graftonc1511–1573140737182
314.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807–1882140432164
315.Parliamentary Papers1826–1959*1400102516
316.Nation1865–140084254
317.Nehemiah Grewa1641–17121399166509
318.Toronto Star1900–13973096
319.Andrew of Wyntounc1350–c14221396175382
320.Charlotte Yonge1823–1901139431192
321.William Stewartfl. 1499–15411394126279
322.Alexander Barclayc1484–15521387159435
323.All the Year Round1859–1895138693341
324.John Speedd. 16291379179463
325.John Loudon1783–18431372110477
326.William Falconer1732–1770136674357
327.Philip Massinger1583–1640136346297
328.Robert Burton1577–16401359135358
329.William Marshallbap. 1745, d. 18181355164464
330.Anthony Wood1632–1695135366246
331.Nineteenth Century1877–135366284
332.Chambers's Encyclopaedia1860–1959135256227
333.Thomas Gray1716–1771134330126
334.Billboard1894–133557303
335.Charlotte Brontë1816–1855133037146
336.Manchester Examiner1846–189413291985
337.Edward Ward1667–1731132788279
338.Matthew Prior1664–1721132717151
339.James Thomson1700–1748132654263
340.H. G. Wells1866–1946132651182
341.George A. Sala1828–1895132091354
342.Thomas Hocclevec1367–14261319143435
343.Webster's American Dictionary1847–18801315377868
344.George Sandys1578–16441313143388
345.Francis Grosed. 17911312114436
346.Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society1840–129571301
347.Gabriel Harveyc1552–16311291230595
348.John Norris1657–1712128680207
349.Andrew Marvell1621–1678128676264
350.Ralph Cudworth1617–16881285183371
351.Merlina1500128451160
352.Christopher Marlowe?1564–15931281125438
353.Vanity Fair Magazine1913–1274440
354.Geographical Journal1893–126979255
355.John Trapp1601–1669126197300
356.Charles Cotton1630–1687126081339
357.Beowulfc10001259198586
358.Sydney Morning Herald1842–125728111
359.John Bale1495–15631252249532
360.Walter Raleigh1554–1618125196325
361.John Galt1779–1839124988290
362.William Ellisc1700–1758124493387
363.Ann Radcliffe1764–182312391277
364.Thomas Hood1799–1845123767283
365.William Prynne1600–16691228147353
366.Henry James1843–1916121630105
367.James Dalrymplefl. c1596121245166
368.Abraham Tucker1705–1774121066196
369.Samuel Footebap. 1721, d. 1777120955211
370.Thomas North1535–?16031204168451
371.American Mercury1924–198112042594
372.Thomas Wilsond. 15811202105395
373.Matthew Arnold1822–1888120038151
374.Roger North1651–17341197107268
375.Henry Mayhew1812–1887118982420
376.Boston Globe1872–118856337
377.David Hume1711–177611871061
378.Thomas Nortond. 15841187150477
379.Algernon Swinburne1837–1909118442165
380.Peter Levensfl. 1552–15871183270457
381.George Puttenham1529–?15911181173448
382.John Capgrave1393–14641181123329
383.Gilbert Hayc1397–c14651176110341
384.St. Katherinec1225–14501173167421
385.John Bunyand. 1688117225116
386.Thomas Brownbap. 1663, d. 1704117051196
387.Peter Simmonds1814–1897116779453
388.George Grote1794–1871116576218
389.John Morley1838–192311641580
390.Samuel Daniel?1563–16191156240528
391.John Richard Green1837–18831156526
392.Clarendon's History of the Rebellion1702–170411531689
393.Charles Lyell1797–1875115291255
394.Brisbane Courier-Mail1933–11511562
395.Sir Ferumbrasc13801149155394
396.Webster's New International Dictionary1909–1144170711
397.Owl and Nightingalec1275–13001144138311
398.Philip Bailey1816–19021137120332
399.Mary Russell Mitford1787–1855113559244
400.Thomas Ken1637–1711113194290
401.Thomas Tusserc1524–15801130145394
402.Bede's Ecclesiastical Historya9501129407830
403.Roger L'Estrange1616–1704112749217
404.William James1842–1910112192299
405.Abraham Cowley1618–1667111750224
406.English Dialect Dictionary1896–1905111726125
407.Engineering1866–111538203
408.Wars of Alexanderc1450–1500110960209
409.Elizabeth Barrett Browning1806–1861110985247
410.Thomas Adams1583–16521108228499
411.Richard Burton1821–1890110696247
412.William Black1841–189811041064
413.Henry Brookec1703–1783109933128
414.William Dampier1651–1715109872259
415.Newsweek1933–109868192
416.Connop Thirlwall1797–187510932060
417.Scots Magazine1739–109138185
418.Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute1871–1090102262
419.Complaynt of Scotlandc15501088125279
420.Journal of the American Chemical Society1879–1086229504
421.Matthew Hale1609–1676108572231
422.Robert Coplandfl. 1505–15471074294495
423.American Journal of Science1818–1073409647
424.John Arbuthnotbap. 1667, d. 1735107043127
425.Which?1957–1066349
426.Stephen Hawesb. c1474106586298
427.William Gladstone1809–1898106338136
428.Leigh Hunt1784–18591062106292
429.John Gay1685–1732106137143
430.Richard Carew1555–16201061185426
431.Times of India1861–106068204
432.Richard Montagubap. 1575, d. 16411059211412
433.Elizabeth Gaskell1810–1865105738182
434.David Lindsayc1486–15551057114256
435.Jedidiah Morse1761–1826105622128
436.Herbert Spencer1820–1903105660204
437.John Buchan1875–194010551042
438.Harriet Beecher Stowe1811–1896105226123
439.Henry Hallam1777–185910521682
440.Helkiah Crooke1576–16481050190490
441.‘Rolf Boldrewood’1826–1915104815145
442.Edward Grimestonfl. 1604–1634104885287
443.Academy1869–19021045100288
444.Peter Heylyn1599–1662104466254
445.Robert South1634–1716104326112
446.Daily Colonist1886–104324155
447.William Fulked. 15891039114344
448.Robert Henrysond. c14901034128335
449.James Boswell1740–179510343593
450.Fortnightly Review1865–1954103376221
451.James Fenimore Cooper1789–1851103250238
452.John Harrisc1666–17191028104308
453.Scientific Monthly1915–1957102763184
454.William Dean Howells1837–1920102738160
455.George Turbervillec1543–c15971027162422
456.Blickling Homiliesa11501025133497
457.Book of St. Albans14861020197396
458.2nd Earl of Monmouth1596–1661101885227
459.Westminster Review1824–1914101791276
460.York Playsa1450101296244
461.John Davies?1565–16181010163389
462.Francis Robinson1809–1882100835159
463.James Halliwell1820–1889100686304
464.William Harrison1535–15931001149349
465.Benjamin Robins1707–175110001084
466.Knickerbocker1833–1865100085363
467.William Faulkner1897–19629991796
468.Daily Mirror1903–9962776
469.John Fryerd. 173399466187
470.Parliamentary Debatesc1610–99431217
471.Botanical Gazette1876–1991994135304
472.Edward Peacock1831–191599313106
473.Thomas Stanley1625–1678992126285
474.Noah Webster1758–1843991216524
475.John Davies1625–169398883214
476.Francis Beaumont1584–161698776298
477.Dictionary of National Biography1885–985530
478.Chemical Abstracts1906–982358594
479.George MacDonald1824–190597928104
480.Richard Owen1804–1892976270524
481.Herman Melville1819–189197658240
482.Encyclopaedia Metropolitana1818–184597190261
483.Thomas Lodge1558–1625971140362
484.Andrew Bordec1490–1549969174336
485.Oliver Wendell Holmes1809–189496938173
486.R. D. Blackmore1825–190096986248
487.Arthour and Merlinc1330967165435
488.Walter Besant1836–19019661575
489.Edward Pusey1800–188296449163
490.Richard Bentley1662–174296228107
491.Thomas Washingtonfl. 158596279190
492.Thomas Hughes1822–189695817136
493.George Rolleston1829–1881957111287
494.Robley Dunglison1798–1869956346659
495.Isaac Watts1674–17489561897
496.Richard Tomlinsonfl. 1657955377508
497.Richard Surfletfl. 1600–1616953109315
498.Richard Bromec1590–165295390269
499.Hugh Latimerc1485–1555951124363
500.Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal1837–186895171375
501.Sydney Bulletin1880–95162210
502.Henry Stephens1795–187494823247
503.Law Times1882–945728
504.Havelokc1300943144332
505.Roger Aschamd. 156894294322
506.Secreta Secretorumc1450–1500939120254
507.Thomas D'Urfey?1653–172393778229
508.Owen Felltham?1602–1668931223412
509.Benjamin Franklin1706–179093146154
510.Alexander Montgomeriec1550–159893161182
511.Mary Wortley Montagubap. 1689, d. 176292832107
512.Thomas Hearned. 17359273296
513.William Salmon1644–171392771213
514.John A. Thomson1861–1933925637
515.Isaac D'Israeli1766–18489202883
516.William Lambarde1536–160191951223
517.Samuel Rutherfordc1600–166191874255
518.Time Out New York2002–*91600
519.Evening Standard1860–9152776
520.William Carrd. 184391247209
521.John Wilkins1614–1672910131353
522.Miles Coverdale1488–1569910111346
523.Scribner's Magazine1887–193990837204
524.Garden1871–90619123
525.American Historical Review1895–9062561
526.Raphael Holinshedc1525–?158090477240
527.Robert Hunt1807–188790261276
528.John Galsworthy1867–19339012379
529.George P. R. James1801–186090124100
530.Philip Miller1691–177189987345
531.John Bulwerbap. 1606, d. 1656898120277
532.John Gaule1603/4–1687898215397
533.William Withering1741–179989744254
534.Northern Verse Psalterc1350–1400897197388
535.William T. Brande1788–1866896187397
536.John Banister1532/3–?1610895278501
537.Nicholas Culpeper1616–165489357215
538.‘John Nicholson’1791–185189028254
539.Thomas Moore1779–185288889243
540.Robert Plotbap. 1640, d. 169688796302
541.John Clare1793–186488762212
542.Southern Literary Messenger1834–186488690305
543.John Ash1724–1779885124236
544.John Smeaton1724–179288423205
545.Thomas Martyn1735–1825882104259
546.John Mortimer?1656–173688132181
547.Theophilus Gale1628–1679881114211
548.Arthur Young1741–182087958248
549.James Hoggd. 183587949193
550.Oakland Tribune1874–87796385
551.Henry Milman1791–186887459148
552.Burlington Magazine1903–8731794
553.Hugh Miller1802–185687240175
554.Samuel Crockett1859–19148701692
555.Myles Davies1662–?1719870167301
556.William Drummond1585–164986867215
557.Henry Hexhamfl. 1601–1650868178370
558.American Journal of Sociology1895–86264232
559.Joseph Glanvill1636–168086182220
560.Graham Greene1904–19918581247
561.James Mabbed. ?1642856109252
562.William Tyndalec1494–1536855112343
563.Field1853–85441164
564.Robert Forby1759–182585464234
565.John Blackie1809–189585327105
566.Popular Science1928–*851970
567.Sunday Telegraph1961–8501234
568.John Healeyc1585–c1616849144350
569.Richard Sheridan1751–18168491897
570.Orosius' Historyc1025847375677
571.Daily Gleaner1834–84650200
572.Guy of Warwickc1330–1500843108277
573.Cassell's Technical Educator1877–188284214117
574.George Crabbe1754–18328401567
575.American Anthropologist1888–83977206
576.American Journal of Botany1914–83933101
577.South English Legendaryc1300–1325838201376
578.Izaak Walton1593–168383736175
579.Arthur Conan Doyle1859–19308361472
580.Richard Kirwan1733–1812834202384
581.Old English Leechdomsa1150829205384
582.Walter Savage Landor1775–186482872176
583.Christian Science Monitor1908–82627104
584.George Daniel1616–165782577276
585.Alphabet of Talesc145082364225
586.Bayard Taylor1825–18788222388
587.James Belld. ?160682280278
588.‘Ouida’1839–190882221104
589.Edward Stillingfleet1635–169982129117
590.Nicholas Breton?1555–c162682086285
591.Vices and Virtuesa122581967221
592.Henry Lovelichfl. 145081872216
593.William of Shorehamfl. c1320818158330
594.Narcissus Luttrell1657–173281724160
595.Richard Knollesd. 161081747161
596.George Wither1588–166781783221
597.Earl of Surrey?1517–1547816101291
598.Journal of the Royal Statistical Society1838–81668265
599.David Brewster1781–186881532123
600.Archibald Lovellfl. 1663–168781331104
601.Richard Henry Dana1815–188281223153
602.Joseph Butler1692–1752810350
603.Dylan Thomas1914–195380827132
604.Joseph Conrad1857–1924808728
605.Dialect Notes1890–80773228
606.English Historical Review1886–8061538
607.Sabine Baring-Gould1834–192480525103
608.John Sinclair1754–183580568206
609.William Cruised. 1824804433
610.Overland Monthly1868–193580439177
611.Mark Pattison1813–18848031245
612.Catholic World1865–80237109
613.Thomas Becon1512/13–1567800129321
614.John C. Atkinson1814–190079819127
615.Duke of Wellington1769–18527982998
616.Peter Motteux1663–171879792220
617.Richard Mulcaster?1532–1611796150342
618.Frederick Elworthy1830–1907795868
619.Pearlc140079381247
620.Walter Charleton1620–1707791166374
621.Henry Hammond1605–1660788125283
622.Philip Stubbesc1555–c161078898238
623.Geoffrey Fentonc1539–1608787125379
624.Musical Times1844–7841987
625.William S. Hamilton1788–185678493216
626.Robert Recordc1512–1558784119383
627.William Congreve1670–172978436159
628.Nicholas Rowe1674–17187831688
629.John Hillbap. 1714, d. 1775781134321
630.Robert Sanderson1587–166378138149
631.Nathaniel Fairfax1637–1690781108304
632.Robert Lindsayc1532–c158677960138
633.3rd Earl of Shaftesbury1671–171377648169
634.Robert Lovell?1630–1690775156295
635.Life of St. Cuthbertc145077532129
636.Philosophical Review1892–77268174
637.Jack London1876–19167721183
638.Henry Wotton1568–1639770130313
639.John Skenec1540–16177703091
640.W. H. Auden1907–197376821103
641.John Strype1643–17377672187
642.John Parkinson1566/7–165076762291
643.John Wilson1785–185476762162
644.Rule of St. Beneta1100–145076674220
645.Quarterly Review of Biology1926–76651145
646.Asa Gray1810–188876690258
647.Scribner's Monthly1870–188176452188
648.Samuel Smiles1812–1904763871
649.Samuel Hierond. 161776276221
650.James Yongefl. 1405–143475940123
651.Esquire1932–7582065
652.Journal of the American Medical Association1883–758150289
653.Thomas Drantc1540–1578757174361
654.Thomas Blundevillefl. 1561751108341
655.Philip Stanhope1694–177375167161
656.Generidesa1450–150075021111
657.James Smith1775–183975025120
658.T. S. Eliot1888–19657501256
659.John Rollandfl. 1528–158074981153
660.Thomas Thomson1773–1852747206343
661.John Fordbap. 1586, d. a165374463233
662.Hali Meidenhadc1225–1250742118291
663.Household Words1850–185974168274
664.Littell's Living Age1844–194174145195
665.Richard Heslop1842–1916738956
666.Kenelm Digby1603–1665736110247
667.Temple Bar1860–190673646153
668.John Addington Symonds1840–189373634102
669.Old English Miscellanya1200–1425735108236
670.Adam Smithbap. 1723, d. 17907341173
671.Nathaniel Baconbap. 1593, d. 166073341156
672.Henry Powerc1626–166873261190
673.Theodore Hook1788–184173250198
674.Claudius Hollybandfl. 1573–1583732133296
675.Seven Sagesc1330–150073192235
676.Apology for Lollard Doctrinesc147572675155
677.Thomas Phaer?1510–1560726124298
678.Thomas Shadwellc1640–169272550180
679.Thomas Starkeyc1498–153872526172
680.George Faber1773–1854724142282
681.William Robertson1721–1793724937
682.William Petty1623–168772267189
683.Thomas Bowesfl. 1579–158972269217
684.William Prescott1796–1859721736
685.Man1901–72151130
686.Daniel Rogers1573–165272046153
687.Ezra Pound1885–19727162694
688.William Penn1644–171871455141
689.William Temple1628–169971421120
690.Ecology1920–71449123
691.National Geographic1888–7121152
692.Physical Review1893–71084325
693.Samuel Rowlandsfl. 1598–162871058227
694.Sun1966–*709837
695.Fortune1930–7082385
696.Practitioner1868–70737190
697.Book of the Knight of La Tour Landryc145070266151
698.Joseph Hooker1817–191170278171
699.Colley Cibber1671–175770140148
700.William Baldwinfl. 156369981236
701.Ludus Coventriae?a147569979179
702.Morning Chronicle1780–1832699103359
703.Richard Allestreed. 168169932117
704.William Warburton1698–177969855145
705.Joseph Priestley1733–18046971652
706.Edmund Hickeringilld. 170869664158
707.John Weeverd. 163269454189
708.George Washington1732–179969239165
709.Architectural Review1896–6891999
710.Robert Hooke1635–170368881280
711.John Higginsb. c1544688107321
712.Sinclair Lewis1885–19516871683
713.Times Educational Supplement1910–6861045
714.Bevis of Hamptonc1330–150068680223
715.American Midland Naturalist1909–6852148
716.Longman's Magazine1883–190668323125
717.W. Somerset Maugham1874–1965683830
718.Arthur Helps1813–18756822281
719.Sydney Smith1771–184568269181
720.Cobbett's Weekly Political Register1808–1826*68042184
721.Mechanics' Magazine1823–187168080354
722.Official Gazette1872–679234323
723.Osbern Bokenhamc1393–c1464679117247
724.Eric Partridge1894–197967653244
725.James Bryce1838–1922676133
726.New Republic1914–6752156
727.James Lee1715–1795675129314
728.William Paley1743–18056751658
729.John Worlidged. 169367254171
730.Leslie Stephen1832–1904671322
731.Elliott Coues1842–188966968239
732.Virginia Woolf1882–1941669836
733.Thomas Jackson1570/71–1646669143291
734.Peter Nicholson1765–184466638239
735.William Stubbs1825–19016661042
736.Samuel Sturmy1633–166966517138
737.William Carpenter1813–188566263142
738.R. S. Surtees1805–186465929179
739.Charles Reade1814–188465938129
740.Julian Huxley1887–19756581883
741.Isis1913–657412
742.Angell Dayfl. 1563–159565553201
743.St. Margareta1100–1500655102247
744.Nathaniel Ward1578–1652654139270
745.Saturday Evening Post1821–65330139
746.American Home1928–1977652419
747.Sidney Baker1912–197665148160
748.William Davenant1606–166865053190
749.Melbourne Age1859–6501341
750.Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society1838–65060186
751.John Motley1814–18776491963
752.Gilbert White1720–179364835117
753.Archibald Geikie1835–192464764144
754.Radio Times1923–646658
755.Good Words1860–190664629178
756.Flight International1909–64643217
757.Erasmus Darwin1731–180264574206
758.Bible (Douay)1609–161064544133
759.Gramophone1923–645854
760.Speculum1926–644318
761.Jacob's Wellc145064353149
762.Dorothy L. Sayers1893–1957642642
763.John Fisherc1469–153564252149
764.Isaac Funk1839–1912641174451
765.William Browne1590/91–?164564158163
766.Australian1964–640614
767.Richard Barham1788–18456402281
768.Museum Rusticum1763–176663823160
769.Philadelphia Inquirer1829–6381663
770.Business Week1929–63521132
771.Phineas Fletcher1582–165063440149
772.James McCulloch1789–1864634755
773.Edmund Gayton1608–1666633155298
774.John Clevelandbap. 1613, d. 165863260211
775.Jane Welsh Carlyle1801–18666312192
776.Humphry Davy1778–182962968127
777.Thomas Johnsond. 1644629109259
778.Thomas Holcroft1745–180962829128
779.Thomas Paynelld. ?1564627131289
780.John R. Bartlett1805–188662742210
781.William Whewell1794–186662688179
782.Law Times Reports1883–625226
783.Henry David Thoreau1817–186262424138
784.Evelyn Waugh1903–1966623639
785.John Hill Burton1809–18816232067
786.Arthur Koestler1905–19836211878
787.John Baretd. 157862054164
788.Balthazar Gerbier1592–?166761926150
789.Cosmopolitan1886–6182092
790.Charles Lever1806–187261826126
791.James Shirleybap. 1596, d. 166661855210
792.James VI & I1566–162561865185
793.Richard Blackmore1654–17296162496
794.James Haywardfl. 1630–163561557159
795.Charles Burney1726–181461571178
796.‘George Orwell’1903–19506151057
797.Isaac Barrow1630–167761544107
798.Bruta1400–147061451178
799.Appletons' Journal1869–188161449156
800.Elizabeth Bowen1899–19736141047
801.American Journal of Psychology1887–61276235
802.Gerard Manley Hopkins1844–188961163264
803.Thomas P. Thompson1783–186960922105
804.‘Patrick O'Brian’1914–200060901
805.John Dee1527–1609609162309
806.James Martineau1805–19006081371
807.Peter Martyr of Angleria's Decades of the Newe Worlde155560894227
808.Proceedings of the Zoological Society1833–1965607173355
809.Richard Sulivan1752–18066062774
810.John Knoxc1514–157260571186
811.Paris Psalterc105060587259
812.Richard Chenevix Trench1807–18866051143
813.Tobias Venner1577–166060483178
814.Naval Chronicle1799–181860338168
815.Thomas Otway1652–168560247139
816.Acts of Parliament of Scotland1124–1707599101223
817.William Tennant1784–184859823123
818.Melusinec150059838127
819.National Observer1962–1977598648
820.George Joye1490x95–1553597125291
821.Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society1845–1971596140302
822.Thomas Tymmed. 1620596102242
823.Rotarian1918–1973*595629
824.Reader1863–186659463177
825.Ladies' Repository1841–187659344173
826.John Herschel1792–187159248137
827.James Mill1773–1836591744
828.Journal of the Society of Arts1852–58952200
829.King Hornc1300–133058862218
830.Ralph Robinson1520–157758756161
831.Benjamin Malkin1769–1842586977
832.C. Day Lewis1904–1972586564
833.Richard Coer de Lyonc1330–145058684179
834.George Pettiec1548–158958535160
835.Hamon L'Estrange1605–166058568175
836.William Painter?1540–159458587267
837.Richard Whitlockb. ?161658448182
838.Richard Hakluyt?1552–161658347170
839.Journal of Philosophy1904–58348131
840.Journal of the Royal Geographical Society1831–188058280189
841.Edward Waterhouse1619–1670580129233
842.Robert Wodrow1679–17345802793
843.John Woodwardd. 172858051160
844.Robert Barrettfl. ?1586–160758078203
845.Thomas Taylor1576–163258039121
846.Transactions of the Society of Arts1783–185057953198
847.Workes of Geffray Chaucer153257864130
848.John Brockettbap. 1788, d. 184257822108
849.New Phytologist1902–5772374
850.American Journal of Philology1880–57750145
851.Lester V. Berreyb. 190757733166
852.William Camden1551–162357559166
853.Laud Troy Bookc142557565170
854.J. B. Priestley1894–19845751141
855.Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers1871–57326219
856.Walter de la Mare1873–195657313101
857.Publishers' Weekly1872–573765
858.Spirit of the Times1831–c187857254250
859.Winston Churchill1874–19655711978
860.Wired1995–*571610
861.Arnold Bennett1867–19315702376
862.Margaret Oliphant1828–1897569732
863.Holinshed's Chronicles1577–158756979185
864.Bonet's Guide to the Practical Physician168456891170
865.U.S. News and World Report1977–*567535
866.John Masefield1878–19675671485
867.Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club1870–5663996
868.George Goode1851–189656523174
869.Lindisfarne Gospelsa1000565203368
870.John Haringtonbap. 1560, d. 161256569170
871.John G. Wood1827–188956426145
872.American Mineralogist1916–563124153
873.George Borrow1803–18815623682
874.St. George Mivart1827–19005622695
875.Richard Jefferies1848–18875621391
876.William A. Miller1817–187056196192
877.John Guillim1550–162156161176
878.Trade Marks Journal1876–561260305
879.Winnipeg Free Press1931–56031125
880.Poema Moralea1225–130056040119
881.Bell's Life in London1822–188655976347
882.Charles Hutton1737–18235591592
883.Giacomo Leonic1686–17465581386
884.Alexander Kinglake1809–18915581664
885.Journal of Ecology1913–5573590
886.Edgar Allan Poe1809–184955666180
887.George Shaw1751–181355654278
888.Charlotte Smith1749–180655636103
889.John Ayliffe1676–17325542167
890.Melody Maker1926–200055427130
891.Birmingham Post1857–55421106
892.William Shenstone1714–17635543796
893.Arthur Stanley1815–1881552527
894.Elijah Fenton1683–17305511277
895.Thomas Warton1728–179054943119
896.Ninian Winzet1518–159254936126
897.Sir Tristrema1300–133054865199
898.Brain1878–5484794
899.Fitzedward Hall1825–190154869156
900.‘Nevil Shute’1899–1960548834
901.British Apollo1708–171154554120
902.Dives and Pauper1450–150054549113
903.John S. Farmerc1845–c191554539182
904.Roy Campbell1901–19575451688
905.John Mapletd. 159254482210
906.William Bryant1794–1878544649
907.Physics Bulletin1930–5431241
908.Henry Coganfl. 1652–16535431769
909.John Paston1442–147954356172
910.William Hazlitt1778–18305411070
911.Political Science Quarterly1886–54128120
912.Michael Faraday1791–186754148149
913.American Economic Review1911–54036159
914.Philip Schaff1819–189354050125
915.William Cobbett1763–183554031136
916.Modern Language Notes1886–5392786
917.W. B. Yeats1865–19395388102
918.Tale of Berync146053752142
919.Economic Journal1891–53743142
920.Charles Merivale1808–18935371031
921.John Greenleaf Whittier1807–189253622107
922.John Neal1793–187653529114
923.Thomas Newtond. 1607535137261
924.New York Times Book Review1896–5351851
925.Isaac Taylor1787–18655323498
926.Chambers's Technical Dictionary1940–5328115
927.Canberra Times1926–5311241
928.William Somerville1675–17425311074
929.Book of Common Prayer1549–1552530746
930.John Gaudenc1599–1662530125225
931.Anne Baker1786–186152927127
932.Eliza Haywood?1693–17565292261
933.George Herbert1593–16335291299
934.John Selden1584–165452780203
935.Jeremy Collier1650–17265273394
936.Vespasian Psaltera950526334473
937.Joseph Gwilt1784–186352626112
938.Edward Coke1552–163452645102
939.Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society1923–196752522147
940.Vogue1892–5251774
941.Richard Percyvallc1558–162052481258
942.Midland Prose Psalterc1350–1400524123283
943.Hall Caine1853–19315241144
944.Rose Macaulay1881–19585241349
945.Mirror1779–1780523543
946.Robert Herrickbap. 1591, d. 167452368204
947.Alexander Ross1699–178452246141
948.Prick of Conscience1424–1424*5221968
949.English Mechanic1865–192352175192
950.Anthony Mundayd. 163352070191
951.Edmund Blunden1896–197452010111
952.Richard Hollandd. c148352050101
953.John Hacket1592–167051969147
954.Mirror of our Lady15305181353
955.Thomas Haliburton1796–186551831133
956.Gideon Harveyc1636–?170251876168
957.Countess of Pembroke1561–162151841143
958.Richard Cumberland1732–181151625100
959.Keyssler's Travels1756/75161344
960.Edward, Duke of Yorkfl. c1373–1415515116267
961.Philip Francis1708–1773515751
962.William Gouge1575–16535142061
963.Joseph Worcester1784–1865514228365
964.William Derham1657–173551347132
965.H. Rider Haggard1856–1925513654
966.Nominale1340–1499*51374162
967.Robinson Ellis1834–1913512635
968.William Pattend. ?159851291220
969.Usk's Testament of Loue153251258116
970.John Jewel1522–157151049195
971.Rhoda Broughton1840–192051034103
972.Horace Wilson1786–18605093769
973.John S. Billings1838–1913509113316
974.White Kennett1660–172850848116
975.James Beresford1764–18405072388
976.James Rogers1823–1890507422
977.Trevisa's Bartholomeus De Proprietatibus Rerum1495–1495*507100195
978.Thomas Morley?1557–?160250742188
979.Village Voice1955–5061937
980.John Cowell1554–161150657149
981.John Woodall1570–164350678168
982.Henry Roscoe1833–191550657145
983.Mortimer Collins1827–187650645111
984.Meredith Hanmer1543–160450555164
985.Mary Kingsley1862–1900504566
986.Galveston Daily News1877–1954*50442200
987.Rolling Stone1967–5041343
988.Agatha Christie1890–1976503123
989.Robert Bridges1844–19305021647
990.McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology1960–501623
991.Afra Behn?1640–168950038108
992.William Sclaterc1575–162750088199
993.Cotton Mather1663–17284994498
994.Henry Bestc1592–164549961186
995.Golagros and Gawane15084982579
996.Charles Boutell1812–18774981075
997.Sunday Express1918–4981361
998.William Godwin1756–18364961759
999.John Rastellc1475–153649549148
1000.Horatio Smith1779–18494943395

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