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Top 1000 sources in the OED

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1.Times1788–4413217017938
2.William Shakespeare1564–16163254814397193
3.Walter Scott1771–1832170534302024
4.Philosophical Transactions1665–1597019495437
5.New York Times1857–146226732913
6.Encyclopaedia Britannica1768–144598432894
7.Geoffrey Chaucerc1340–14001395519375406
8.Daily Telegraph1855–125972311012
9.John Milton1608–1674122735341917
10.Nature1869–117097231980
11.Cursor Mundia1400–1460113429102840
12.Guardian1959–11107184779
13.Daily News1846–98464122392
14.William Caxton1415x24–1492969913372977
15.John Dryden1631–170093072681280
16.Charles Dickens1812–187092072061317
17.John Trevisac1342–?1402911218584435
18.Independent1986–887325117
19.Bible (Wycliffite, E.V.)a1382850616114319
20.Blackwood's Magazine1817–198084369412528
21.Science1883–83139082436
22.Westminster Gazette1893–192881742871805
23.Philemon Holland1552–1637802310122552
24.Washington Post1877–74083761638
25.John Lydgatec1370–c144972517962464
26.Harper's Magazine1850–70122791317
27.Thomas Carlyle1795–188167155021656
28.Lancet1823–66617281898
29.Acts of Parliament1266–66506281764
30.Listener1929–1991662483527
31.London Gazette1666–66214631892
32.Alfred Tennyson1809–1892645087631
33.New Yorker1925–640947275
34.Edmund Spenser?1552–159963025311674
35.Scientific American1845–60492131080
36.William Cowper1731–1800586188467
37.Layamonfl. 125057013921334
38.William Langlandc1325–c139056457681987
39.New Scientist1956–557861296
40.Randle Cotgravefl. 1587–?1630552413322663
41.John Palsgraved. 155453786581747
42.Pall Mall Gazette1865–192153643011381
43.Daniel Defoe?1660–17315327104528
44.Alexander Pope1688–17445303104554
45.Samuel Johnson1709–17845227157579
46.Thomas Babington Macaulay1800–1859516018141
47.Thomas Fuller1607/8–166151453851224
48.Economist1843–5006131684
49.Ben Jonson?1573–163749965111765
50.William Thackeray1811–18634947246830
51.John Evelyn1620–170649394791385
52.John Gowerd. 140848845872149
53.Jonathan Swift1667–17454872140599
54.Observer1792–4868130578
55.Daily Chronicle1872–193047781691017
56.Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772–183447646231395
57.Times Literary Supplement1902–475989366
58.Francis Bacon1561–162647544061388
59.Robert Southey1774–184347243671033
60.Athenaeum1828–192145733821155
61.Ælfric of Eynshamc950–c101045528602316
62.Gentleman's Magazine1731–192244983181097
63.Ancrene Riwlec122544929501955
64.Gavin Douglasc1476–152244895661235
65.Robert Mannyngd. c133844867021726
66.Oliver Goldsmith?1728–17744469137514
67.Bible (King James)1611443232309
68.Lord Byron1788–18244355183669
69.Joseph Addison1672–1719433188455
70.Bible (Coverdale)15354293184823
71.Century Dictionary1889–189142719513107
72.Henry More1614–168742696601401
73.Thomas Browne1605–168241477601559
74.Edward H. Knight1824–188340641381823
75.Richard Steeled. 1729400474424
76.Penny Cyclopaedia1833–185840034101127
77.John Florio1553–1625387711952187
78.2nd Baron Bernersc1467–15333872253891
79.Thomas Blount1618–1679384014572039
80.Ephraim Chambers?1680–174037733381057
81.Spectator1828–3760151564
82.Nathan Baileyd. 174237259411813
83.Annual Register1758–3670231788
84.Percy Bysshe Shelley1792–18223663110492
85.Joseph Hall1574–165636594891154
86.Samuel Richardsonbap. 1689, d. 17613615231676
87.Edmund Burke?1730–1797358683379
88.Proceedings of the Royal Society1830–35824711437
89.Fraser's Magazine1830–188235395431356
90.Thomas More1478–153535314111286
91.Thomas Nashed. c160135037301814
92.‘George Eliot’1819–18803460113370
93.Edward Bulwer-Lytton1803–18733431154457
94.Chronicle of Robert of Gloucesterc1325–c142533894241148
95.Punch1840–3375186683
96.John Lindley1799–186533366041297
97.Philip Sidney1554–158633144911347
98.T. Clifford Allbutt1836–1925326182582
99.Destruction of Troyc15403256103416
100.Hall's Vnion15483220284845
101.Randle Holme1627–170032183431016
102.British Medical Journal1857–3216233665
103.John Ruskin1819–19003186150469
104.Robert Boyle1627–16913176332827
105.Time1923–3123124450
106.George Chapman?1560–163431195141298
107.Robert Browning1812–18893092140521
108.Rudyard Kipling1865–19363088139656
109.Atlantic Monthly1857–3087165635
110.Century Magazine1881–306995456
111.John Wyclifd. 138430434331072
112.American Naturalist1867–30224631100
113.Ayenbite of Inwyt134030164441181
114.John Ray1627–17053012312819
115.Robert Burns1759–17962934193537
116.Ralph Waldo Emerson1803–1882291760359
117.Charles Kingsley1819–1875289597409
118.Nicholas Udall1504–155628914311113
119.Joshua Sylvesterd. 161828855461412
120.American Speech1925–2882151668
121.Edinburgh Review1802–19292808260745
122.Life1883–276850267
123.Henry Fielding1707–1754274492349
124.Glasgow Herald1805–2730151477
125.Chicago Tribune1847–2729136612
126.Financial Times1888–272577312
127.Daily Mail1896–270094400
128.Robert Louis Stevenson1850–1894264954254
129.Robert Greenebap. 1558, d. 15922635245932
130.Edward Topselld. 16252625301893
131.Chambers's Journal1854–2622138589
132.Thomas Elyotc1490–154626084251142
133.Washington Irving1783–1859259244263
134.Tobias Smollett1721–1771258290412
135.Richard Rollea1310–134925694331016
136.Thomas Huxley1825–18952569328714
137.Phillips's New World of Words17062564380799
138.John Barbourc1330–13952563155407
139.Globe and Mail1844–255625157
140.William Dunbar?1460–?15302509280680
141.‘Mark Twain’1835–1910250063442
142.Fanny Burney1752–18402494138413
143.Gervase Markham?1568–16372476252787
144.James Joyce1882–1941247590407
145.Frederick Marryat1792–1848247377396
146.New York Review of Books1963–246619
147.Thomas Hardy1840–1928242776293
148.New English Dictionary1884–19282409100752
149.Thomas Hobbes1588–1679240893336
150.Thomas Heywoodc1573–16412408259665
151.Sunday Times1822–237847200
152.Allan Ramsay1684–17582341255592
153.Horace Walpole1717–17972340209542
154.George Bernard Shaw1856–19502329132397
155.Los Angeles Times1881–2316197719
156.Mandeville's Travelsa14252310166526
157.Chambers's Cyclopaedia1751–17532306309790
158.Arthur Goldingd. 16062306400991
159.Anglo-Saxon Chroniclea11602303217667
160.Thomas Dekkerc1572–16322292215787
161.Quarterly Review1809–19672284164577
162.Sporting Magazine1793–18702281198831
163.Richard Edenc1520–15762281278745
164.Reginald Pecockc1392–?14592269415837
165.New Sydenham Society's Lexicon1879–18992249435956
166.Michael Drayton1536–16312248217697
167.John Skeltonc1460–15292247465944
168.James Howell?1594–16662244263630
169.Lambeth MSa12252239183564
170.King Alfredc848–89922369091612
171.D. H. Lawrence1885–1930221778409
172.William Bonded. 15302211155527
173.Abraham Flemingc1552–16072208251722
174.James Dana1813–189522026831092
175.John Tyndall1820–1893220021168
176.Todd's Cyclopaedia1835–185921995061029
177.Genesis and Exodusa13252184213592
178.William Blackstone1723–1780218127132
179.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1915–2177165516
180.James Russell Lowell1819–1891217291347
181.Mind1876–2169190562
182.Samuel Purchasbap. 1577, d. 16262149265661
183.Richard Bradley?1688–1732214298439
184.Contemporary Review1866–2141153455
185.North American Review1815–2129144529
186.Baltimore Sun1837–212776422
187.John Fletcher1579–16252106130574
188.Church Times1869–21021776
189.Henry Watts1815–18842093494992
190.William Wordsworth1770–1850208962215
191.Trinity Cambridge MSa12252077276659
192.Catholicon Anglicumc1475–14832066303654
193.Thomas Herbert1606–16822060164444
194.Jeremy Bentham1748–18322050284654
195.John Donne1572–16312040318807
196.Samuel Pepys1633–1703203176414
197.Journal of the Chemical Society1862–196520228021293
198.Thomas Jefferson1743–18261993107380
199.Robert Mayne1808–186819927461380
200.Bible (Tyndale)1526–15341985132468
201.Charles Darwin1809–18821982121384
202.Edward Freeman1823–189219741068
203.Benjamin Jowett1817–18931969223
204.John Marstonbap. 1576, d. 16341964252827
205.New Monthly Magazine1821–18591959301775
206.Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgiea1425–150019547221189
207.William H. Smyth1788–1865195250449
208.Charles Lamb1775–18341951140386
209.Rolls of Parliament1278–15031945309731
210.Jeremy Taylord. 16671940144478
211.Edward Gibbon1737–1794191931110
212.Irish Times1859–191724138
213.Andrew Ure1778–18571916148816
214.William Kirby1759–18501911437930
215.Anthony Trollope1815–1882190634177
216.George Meredith1828–19091891127401
217.John Heywoodc1496–c15781881205710
218.Barnabe Googe1540–15941860159532
219.William Turnerd. 15681849360812
220.Thomas Middletond. 16271848208643
221.Palladius' De Re Rustica?14401844443863
222.John Jamieson1759–18381843213640
223.P. G. Wodehouse1881–1975184024150
224.Henry Lyte1529–16071838245776
225.William of Palernea13751837177657
226.Thomas Maloryd. 1471183778355
227.Richard Huloetfl. 15521837403941
228.Nathaniel Hawthorne1804–1864183138211
229.Scotsman1817–183133208
230.London Magazine1732–1825136532
231.New Statesman1913–182052220
232.Usenet1980–1809281753
233.Edward Phillipsb. 16301791274598
234.John Keats1795–18211789123441
235.Richard Stanyhurst1547–16181781317814
236.Manchester Guardian1821–1959178171430
237.Richard Baxter1615–16911774130358
238.Joseph Moxon1627–16911756100664
239.John Smithbap. 1580, d. 16311751170553
240.George Berkeley1685–1753174434158
241.Jane Austen1775–1817173535227
242.Medical and Physical Journal1799–1808*1734103290
243.John Locke1632–1704173471252
244.Thomas Pennant1726–17981723154560
245.New York Times Magazine1896–172043159
246.Notes and Queries1850–1719102345
247.Benjamin Disraeli1804–1881170866230
248.Elisha Kane1820–1857170858348
249.Robert Fabyand. 15131697174491
250.William Lithgow1582–c16451688168471
251.John Wesley1703–1791168729145
252.Haryc1440–c14921683129389
253.John Gerardc1545–16121682215855
254.James A. Froude1818–189416761167
255.Edward Youngbap. 1683, d. 1765167664238
256.John Dausc1516–16021675102348
257.Daily Express1900–165864320
258.Thomas De Quincey1785–18591658132372
259.Discovery1920–1966165636203
260.Samuel Butlerd. 1680165179287
261.New York Magazine1968–16461251
262.Examiner1808–18361645174524
263.Country Life1897–16351371
264.Harriet Martineau1802–1876163130154
265.Wall Street Journal1889–162945164
266.Standard1827–19161597114490
267.John Lyly1554–16061589125522
268.John Foxe?1517–15871586283642
269.George Gascoigned. 15771586185596
270.Henry Cockeramfl. 1623–165815619151129
271.Cornhill Magazine1860–19751556106385
272.Tait's Magazine1832–18611554151461
273.Kyng Alisaunderc1400–14251552337593
274.William Morris1834–1896154430193
275.Richard Hooker1554–16001541122419
276.Monthly Review1749–18451540249522
277.Lanfranc's Science of Cirurgiea1400–15001536389711
278.Bible (Wycliffite, L.V.)c14251536184514
279.Laurence Sterne1713–17681534101299
280.Aldous Huxley1894–1963152453202
281.John Mason Good1764–18271513208527
282.John Taylor1578–16531513163444
283.Morte Arthurec1440–15001509233513
284.Thomas Urquhart1611–16601508379627
285.Science News1922–150251197
286.Cleannessc14001498160463
287.John Bellendenc1495–a15481489209463
288.Higden's Polychroniconc1400–14751480331597
289.Thomas Cooperc1517–15941479197582
290.William Warnerd. 16091478313668
291.Gilbert Burnet1643–1715147722154
292.William Taylor1765–18361476296550
293.Monthly Magazine1796–18251475234530
294.Morning Post1772–1474156632
295.Towneley Playsa1500147298273
296.Language1925–147272297
297.Frederic Farrar1831–1903146337116
298.Richard Brathwait?1588–16731462162422
299.Francis Quarles1592–16441460142433
300.Popular Science Monthly1872–1950144780252
301.John Henry Newman1801–1890144654164
302.John Stuart Mill1806–1873144481257
303.Mary Braddon1835–1915144232123
304.Outing1886–1923143937276
305.John Fitzherbertd. 15311436132469
306.Macmillan's Magazine1859–1907143587344
307.Popular Mechanics1902–143313139
308.Parliamentary Papers1826–1959*1432108534
309.Maria Edgeworth1768–1849142898316
310.Illustrated London News1842–142781350
311.U.S. Patents1790–1422156741
312.Fynes Moryson?1566–1630142054215
313.Sir Gawain and the Green Knightc14001414155493
314.Toronto Star1900–14073093
315.Richard Graftonc1511–1573140437181
316.Nation1865–140385254
317.Nehemiah Grewa1641–17121399166509
318.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807–1882139832161
319.Andrew of Wyntounc1350–c14221397176383
320.All the Year Round1859–1895139493341
321.Charlotte Yonge1823–1901139331192
322.William Stewartfl. 1499–15411390127279
323.Alexander Barclayc1484–15521387159437
324.John Speedd. 16291383181465
325.John Loudon1783–18431377110474
326.William Falconer1732–1770136474356
327.William Marshallbap. 1745, d. 18181359166466
328.Robert Burton1577–16401358135357
329.Philip Massinger1583–1640135646294
330.Nineteenth Century1877–135565283
331.Billboard1894–135458310
332.Anthony Wood1632–1695134966243
333.Chambers's Encyclopaedia1860–1959134856227
334.Thomas Gray1716–1771134531127
335.Charlotte Brontë1816–1855133337146
336.Edward Ward1667–1731133189280
337.James Thomson1700–1748132652261
338.H. G. Wells1866–1946132651179
339.Matthew Prior1664–1721132517150
340.Manchester Examiner1846–189413241984
341.Thomas Hocclevec1367–14261323144438
342.George A. Sala1828–1895132092354
343.George Sandys1578–16441315143387
344.Webster's American Dictionary1847–18801314377868
345.Francis Grosed. 17911312113434
346.Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society1840–130171299
347.Gabriel Harveyc1552–16311294230599
348.Vanity Fair Magazine1913–1294441
349.Merlina1500128851160
350.John Norris1657–1712128780207
351.Sydney Morning Herald1842–128730117
352.Andrew Marvell1621–1678128676265
353.Ralph Cudworth1617–16881285183371
354.Christopher Marlowe?1564–15931283125437
355.Geographical Journal1893–127180256
356.William Ellisc1700–1758126496397
357.Charles Cotton1630–1687126081339
358.John Trapp1601–1669126098301
359.John Bale1495–15631259251539
360.Beowulfc10001258199586
361.Walter Raleigh1554–1618125596327
362.John Galt1779–1839125188291
363.Thomas Hood1799–1845123867282
364.Ann Radcliffe1764–182312381277
365.William Prynne1600–16691225146351
366.Henry James1843–1916122131106
367.American Mercury1924–198112132593
368.James Dalrymplefl. c1596121345168
369.Thomas North1535–?16031211170456
370.Samuel Footebap. 1721, d. 1777121055212
371.Abraham Tucker1705–1774120966196
372.Thomas Wilsond. 15811202105396
373.Matthew Arnold1822–1888120138152
374.Roger North1651–17341200108271
375.Boston Globe1872–119756340
376.Henry Mayhew1812–1887119081418
377.David Hume1711–177611881060
378.Thomas Nortond. 15841188151478
379.John Capgrave1393–14641188123330
380.Algernon Swinburne1837–1909118742164
381.Peter Levensfl. 1552–15871182270457
382.Gilbert Hayc1397–c14651181111346
383.George Puttenham1529–?15911179173448
384.St. Katherinec1225–14501176167421
385.John Bunyand. 1688117425117
386.Thomas Brownbap. 1663, d. 1704117051196
387.Peter Simmonds1814–1897116579452
388.George Grote1794–1871116476216
389.Brisbane Courier-Mail1933–11601563
390.John Morley1838–192311591578
391.Samuel Daniel?1563–16191158240529
392.Clarendon's History of the Rebellion1702–170411521689
393.John Richard Green1837–18831152526
394.Charles Lyell1797–1875114991254
395.Sir Ferumbrasc13801149154393
396.Owl and Nightingalec1275–13001145137310
397.Bede's Ecclesiastical Historya9501141409840
398.Philip Bailey1816–19021134119329
399.Mary Russell Mitford1787–1855113157240
400.Webster's New International Dictionary1909–1130168698
401.Wars of Alexanderc1450–1500113060209
402.Thomas Ken1637–1711113094290
403.Thomas Tusserc1524–15801129145394
404.Roger L'Estrange1616–1704112948217
405.English Dialect Dictionary1896–1905112226125
406.William James1842–1910112191298
407.Abraham Cowley1618–1667111450223
408.Thomas Adams1583–16521109228499
409.Richard Burton1821–1890110796248
410.Elizabeth Barrett Browning1806–1861110784246
411.Engineering1866–110537199
412.Newsweek1933–110467193
413.William Black1841–189811041064
414.Scots Magazine1739–110039189
415.Henry Brookec1703–1783110033128
416.William Dampier1651–1715109772259
417.Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute1871–1093102264
418.Connop Thirlwall1797–187510902060
419.Journal of the American Chemical Society1879–1089229505
420.Complaynt of Scotlandc15501088125278
421.Times of India1861–108768206
422.Matthew Hale1609–1676108671231
423.Robert Coplandfl. 1505–15471078294495
424.John Arbuthnotbap. 1667, d. 1735107343126
425.American Journal of Science1818–1073409647
426.Which?1957–1071349
427.Stephen Hawesb. c1474106486298
428.William Gladstone1809–1898106337136
429.Richard Carew1555–16201063185426
430.Leigh Hunt1784–18591062106291
431.John Gay1685–1732106037143
432.Richard Montagubap. 1575, d. 16411060211411
433.David Lindsayc1486–15551058114257
434.John Buchan1875–194010581042
435.Elizabeth Gaskell1810–1865105538181
436.Herbert Spencer1820–1903105560204
437.Edward Grimestonfl. 1604–1634105386291
438.Jedidiah Morse1761–1826105322127
439.Harriet Beecher Stowe1811–1896105126122
440.Helkiah Crooke1576–16481051191491
441.Henry Hallam1777–185910501681
442.‘Rolf Boldrewood’1826–1915104915142
443.Fortnightly Review1865–1954104778227
444.Academy1869–19021047102287
445.Daily Colonist1886–104424155
446.Peter Heylyn1599–1662104366254
447.Robert South1634–1716104225111
448.William Fulked. 15891040113341
449.Robert Henrysond. c14901035128336
450.James Fenimore Cooper1789–1851103251237
451.James Boswell1740–179510323592
452.George Turbervillec1543–c15971031162425
453.John Harrisc1666–17191029103308
454.Blickling Homiliesa11501028132497
455.Scientific Monthly1915–1957102863184
456.William Dean Howells1837–1920102537158
457.Book of St. Albans14861020197395
458.Westminster Review1824–1914102091275
459.2nd Earl of Monmouth1596–1661101785226
460.John Davies?1565–16181011163389
461.York Playsa1450100996246
462.Daily Mirror1903–10082878
463.Francis Robinson1809–1882100735158
464.James Halliwell1820–1889100686304
465.William Harrison1535–15931001149349
466.Benjamin Robins1707–175110001084
467.William Faulkner1897–19629991796
468.Parliamentary Debatesc1610–99731220
469.Knickerbocker1833–186599785362
470.Richard Owen1804–1892994278542
471.Botanical Gazette1876–1991994135304
472.Edward Peacock1831–191599213106
473.Thomas Stanley1625–1678992126285
474.Noah Webster1758–1843992216524
475.John Fryerd. 173399164186
476.John Davies1625–169399083215
477.Francis Beaumont1584–161698776298
478.Dictionary of National Biography1885–984530
479.Chemical Abstracts1906–981357593
480.George MacDonald1824–190597828104
481.Thomas Lodge1558–1625975140363
482.Herman Melville1819–189197458241
483.Arthour and Merlinc1330973165437
484.R. D. Blackmore1825–190097186248
485.Oliver Wendell Holmes1809–189497039173
486.Andrew Bordec1490–1549967171333
487.Encyclopaedia Metropolitana1818–184596690258
488.Walter Besant1836–19019651575
489.Thomas Washingtonfl. 158596279190
490.Richard Bentley1662–174296028107
491.Richard Tomlinsonfl. 1657958377508
492.Robley Dunglison1798–1869957346660
493.George Rolleston1829–1881957111286
494.Thomas Hughes1822–189695717136
495.Edward Pusey1800–188295648160
496.Isaac Watts1674–17489551895
497.Richard Bromec1590–165295590268
498.Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal1837–186895472376
499.Sydney Bulletin1880–95461210
500.Richard Surfletfl. 1600–1616954110317
501.Hugh Latimerc1485–1555953124364
502.Henry Stephens1795–187495023246
503.Havelokc1300943144333
504.Roger Aschamd. 156894295322
505.Law Times1882–941728
506.Secreta Secretorumc1450–1500941120254
507.Thomas D'Urfey?1653–172394078228
508.Benjamin Franklin1706–179093446154
509.Evening Standard1860–9312878
510.Owen Felltham?1602–1668931223412
511.Alexander Montgomeriec1550–159893161181
512.Thomas Hearned. 17359303196
513.William Salmon1644–171393072215
514.John A. Thomson1861–1933930636
515.Mary Wortley Montagubap. 1689, d. 176292632107
516.Time Out New York2002–*92500
517.Samuel Rutherfordc1600–166192273254
518.William Lambarde1536–160192052224
519.Isaac D'Israeli1766–18489192883
520.Miles Coverdale1488–1569912112347
521.American Historical Review1895–9102561
522.John Wilkins1614–1672910131353
523.William Carrd. 184390846209
524.Scribner's Magazine1887–193990737204
525.Garden1871–90719123
526.John Galsworthy1867–19339052480
527.Raphael Holinshedc1525–?158090476241
528.Philip Miller1691–177190287347
529.Robert Hunt1807–188790161277
530.George P. R. James1801–186090124100
531.John Gaule1603/4–1687899215397
532.John Bulwerbap. 1606, d. 1656898120277
533.William T. Brande1788–1866897187399
534.John Banister1532/3–?1610896278501
535.William Withering1741–179989544253
536.Nicholas Culpeper1616–165489457215
537.Northern Verse Psalterc1350–1400894196387
538.‘John Nicholson’1791–185188926252
539.Southern Literary Messenger1834–186488991307
540.Oakland Tribune1874–88996386
541.Robert Plotbap. 1640, d. 169688896301
542.John Clare1793–186488762212
543.Thomas Moore1779–185288789241
544.John Ash1724–1779884124236
545.Thomas Martyn1735–1825883104258
546.Arthur Young1741–182088357246
547.John Mortimer?1656–173688334184
548.John Smeaton1724–179288323205
549.James Hoggd. 183588149194
550.Theophilus Gale1628–1679880114211
551.Myles Davies1662–?1719873168302
552.Burlington Magazine1903–8731795
553.Henry Milman1791–186887259147
554.Samuel Crockett1859–19148711691
555.Hugh Miller1802–185687140175
556.William Drummond1585–164986867215
557.Henry Hexhamfl. 1601–1650868178372
558.Sunday Telegraph1961–8651132
559.American Journal of Sociology1895–86564233
560.Joseph Glanvill1636–168086382221
561.Field1853–86142168
562.Daily Gleaner1834–86050201
563.Popular Science1928–*8591071
564.James Mabbed. ?1642858110253
565.Graham Greene1904–19918581247
566.William Tyndalec1494–1536854111342
567.Robert Forby1759–182585365234
568.John Blackie1809–189585227105
569.Orosius' Historyc1025851376681
570.Richard Sheridan1751–18168501793
571.John Healeyc1585–c1616848144351
572.Guy of Warwickc1330–1500843109278
573.American Anthropologist1888–84278209
574.American Journal of Botany1914–84033101
575.Cassell's Technical Educator1877–188284014116
576.Arthur Conan Doyle1859–19308391470
577.George Crabbe1754–18328391567
578.Izaak Walton1593–168383636174
579.Richard Kirwan1733–1812834202385
580.South English Legendaryc1300–1325831198372
581.Walter Savage Landor1775–186482972176
582.Christian Science Monitor1908–82827105
583.Old English Leechdomsa1150826204383
584.George Daniel1616–165782577274
585.James Belld. ?160682580278
586.Vices and Virtuesa122582467222
587.Alphabet of Talesc145082364225
588.‘Ouida’1839–190882321104
589.Nicholas Breton?1555–c162682187287
590.Bayard Taylor1825–18788212287
591.Edward Stillingfleet1635–169982029118
592.William of Shorehamfl. c1320820159331
593.Henry Lovelichfl. 145081872216
594.Richard Knollesd. 161081746161
595.Earl of Surrey?1517–1547817100290
596.David Brewster1781–186881632123
597.George Wither1588–166781683220
598.Journal of the Royal Statistical Society1838–81668265
599.Archibald Lovellfl. 1663–168781431104
600.Narcissus Luttrell1657–173281324160
601.Richard Henry Dana1815–188281123153
602.English Historical Review1886–8101437
603.Dylan Thomas1914–195380927130
604.Overland Monthly1868–193580939178
605.Joseph Butler1692–1752809350
606.Joseph Conrad1857–1924809728
607.John Sinclair1754–183580867205
608.Dialect Notes1890–80673228
609.Sabine Baring-Gould1834–192480525103
610.William Cruised. 1824803433
611.Catholic World1865–80338110
612.Mark Pattison1813–18848011246
613.John C. Atkinson1814–190080119127
614.Thomas Becon1512/13–1567800128321
615.Duke of Wellington1769–18527992998
616.Richard Mulcaster?1532–1611797150344
617.Peter Motteux1663–171879792220
618.Frederick Elworthy1830–1907795868
619.Walter Charleton1620–1707793168375
620.Pearlc140079381248
621.Musical Times1844–7921987
622.Geoffrey Fentonc1539–1608792126384
623.Henry Hammond1605–1660788125283
624.Philip Stubbesc1555–c161078898238
625.Robert Recordc1512–1558788119384
626.William S. Hamilton1788–185678493216
627.John Hillbap. 1714, d. 1775784135323
628.William Congreve1670–172978337159
629.Nicholas Rowe1674–17187821687
630.Robert Lindsayc1532–c158677959137
631.Nathaniel Fairfax1637–1690779108305
632.Robert Sanderson1587–166377838148
633.Henry Wotton1568–1639777130315
634.Robert Lovell?1630–1690777156295
635.3rd Earl of Shaftesbury1671–171377648169
636.Philosophical Review1892–77568175
637.Life of St. Cuthbertc145077532129
638.Jack London1876–19167711183
639.W. H. Auden1907–197377021103
640.John Parkinson1566/7–165076962292
641.Scribner's Monthly1870–188176852189
642.Rule of St. Beneta1100–145076875222
643.John Strype1643–17377672186
644.John Skenec1540–16177673088
645.John Wilson1785–185476762162
646.Quarterly Review of Biology1926–76651145
647.Asa Gray1810–188876690260
648.Esquire1932–7642063
649.Samuel Hierond. 161776276220
650.Samuel Smiles1812–1904761869
651.James Yongefl. 1405–143475840123
652.Thomas Drantc1540–1578757174362
653.Journal of the American Medical Association1883–755148286
654.Thomas Blundevillefl. 1561754108342
655.Generidesa1450–150075121111
656.James Smith1775–183975125120
657.Philip Stanhope1694–177375167161
658.John Rollandfl. 1528–158074981153
659.T. S. Eliot1888–19657481256
660.Hali Meidenhadc1225–1250748119293
661.Thomas Thomson1773–1852747206343
662.Household Words1850–185974569278
663.John Fordbap. 1586, d. a165374563233
664.Littell's Living Age1844–194174245195
665.Temple Bar1860–190673946154
666.Kenelm Digby1603–1665737111249
667.Richard Heslop1842–1916736854
668.John Addington Symonds1840–189373634102
669.Adam Smithbap. 1723, d. 17907341172
670.Seven Sagesc1330–150073394236
671.Nathaniel Baconbap. 1593, d. 166073241156
672.Claudius Hollybandfl. 1573–1583732133296
673.Henry Powerc1626–166873161189
674.Old English Miscellanya1200–1425731108235
675.Theodore Hook1788–184173050198
676.Thomas Phaer?1510–1560728126301
677.Thomas Shadwellc1640–169272648181
678.Thomas Starkeyc1498–153872626173
679.Apology for Lollard Doctrinesc147572575155
680.George Faber1773–1854725142282
681.William Robertson1721–1793723937
682.William Prescott1796–1859722736
683.Thomas Bowesfl. 1579–158972269217
684.Man1901–72151130
685.Daniel Rogers1573–165272046151
686.William Petty1623–168771967187
687.Sun1965–*718938
688.Ezra Pound1885–19727162593
689.Fortune1930–7162385
690.National Geographic1888–7151152
691.Ecology1920–71550124
692.William Temple1628–169971421119
693.William Penn1644–171871355141
694.Morning Chronicle1780–1832713108370
695.Samuel Rowlandsfl. 1598–162871058227
696.Book of the Knight of La Tour Landryc145070968155
697.Practitioner1868–70937190
698.Ludus Coventriae?a147570981184
699.Physical Review1893–70984325
700.Colley Cibber1671–175770340148
701.Joseph Hooker1817–191170277170
702.Richard Allestreed. 168170133118
703.William Baldwinfl. 156370081235
704.Bevis of Hamptonc1330–150070081229
705.William Warburton1698–177969855145
706.Joseph Priestley1733–18046981652
707.George Washington1732–179969739166
708.Edmund Hickeringilld. 170869563157
709.John Weeverd. 163269554187
710.John Higginsb. c1544691109323
711.Times Educational Supplement1910–6891045
712.Robert Hooke1635–170368981281
713.Mechanics' Magazine1823–187168880355
714.Sinclair Lewis1885–19516881682
715.Architectural Review1896–6871998
716.Official Gazette1872–685235325
717.American Midland Naturalist1909–6852148
718.Cobbett's Weekly Political Register1808–1826*68342183
719.W. Somerset Maugham1874–1965683830
720.Longman's Magazine1883–190668222123
721.Osbern Bokenhamc1393–c1464682118250
722.Sydney Smith1771–184568269181
723.Arthur Helps1813–18756812281
724.New Republic1914–6762155
725.Eric Partridge1894–197967553243
726.James Lee1715–1795675129314
727.William Paley1743–18056751658
728.John Worlidged. 169367456173
729.James Bryce1838–1922673133
730.Elliott Coues1842–188967068240
731.Leslie Stephen1832–1904670322
732.Thomas Jackson1570/71–1646670144292
733.Virginia Woolf1882–1941669836
734.Samuel Sturmy1633–166966817139
735.Peter Nicholson1765–184466738239
736.Melbourne Age1859–6671547
737.William Stubbs1825–1901664940
738.William Carpenter1813–188566463143
739.Saturday Evening Post1821–66130141
740.R. S. Surtees1805–186466030179
741.Isis1913–660412
742.Charles Reade1814–188465938129
743.Radio Times1923–657658
744.St. Margareta1100–1500657103248
745.American Home1928–1977655419
746.Angell Dayfl. 1563–159565553201
747.Julian Huxley1887–19756541883
748.Nathaniel Ward1578–1652653139270
749.Philadelphia Inquirer1829–6521767
750.Gramophone1923–651855
751.Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society1838–65160186
752.William Davenant1606–166864953190
753.John Motley1814–18776491963
754.Good Words1860–190664829178
755.Gilbert White1720–179364835115
756.Flight International1909–64742215
757.Sidney Baker1912–197664747159
758.Archibald Geikie1835–192464764144
759.Erasmus Darwin1731–180264674206
760.Bible (Douay)1609–161064644133
761.Speculum1926–645318
762.Dorothy L. Sayers1893–1957645642
763.Australian1964–645614
764.John Fisherc1469–153564452150
765.Jacob's Wellc145064253148
766.William Browne1590/91–?164564157163
767.Richard Barham1788–18456402279
768.Museum Rusticum1763–176663923161
769.Isaac Funk1839–1912639174449
770.Business Week1929–63721131
771.Edmund Gayton1608–1666635153298
772.James McCulloch1789–1864634755
773.Phineas Fletcher1582–165063340149
774.Thomas Johnsond. 1644631109260
775.Thomas Holcroft1745–180963029128
776.Thomas Paynelld. ?1564629132290
777.Humphry Davy1778–182962969128
778.John Clevelandbap. 1613, d. 165862958208
779.Jane Welsh Carlyle1801–18666282191
780.William Whewell1794–186662888179
781.Cosmopolitan1886–6262092
782.Bruta1400–147062652180
783.Law Times Reports1883–625225
784.John R. Bartlett1805–188662442209
785.Henry David Thoreau1817–186262423135
786.Evelyn Waugh1903–1966623639
787.John Hill Burton1809–18816211866
788.John Baretd. 157862154165
789.Charles Burney1726–181462071180
790.James Shirleybap. 1596, d. 166662055210
791.Balthazar Gerbier1592–?166761926150
792.James VI & I1566–162561966186
793.Arthur Koestler1905–19836181877
794.Charles Lever1806–187261726126
795.Richard Blackmore1654–17296162496
796.James Haywardfl. 1630–163561557159
797.Appletons' Journal1869–188161549156
798.Elizabeth Bowen1899–19736151047
799.Isaac Barrow1630–167761544107
800.American Journal of Psychology1887–61376236
801.‘Patrick O'Brian’1914–200061301
802.‘George Orwell’1903–19506131057
803.John Dee1527–1609610162310
804.Gerard Manley Hopkins1844–188960964263
805.James Martineau1805–19006081371
806.Thomas P. Thompson1783–186960822103
807.Richard Sulivan1752–18066072774
808.Proceedings of the Zoological Society1833–1965607173355
809.John Knoxc1514–157260671188
810.Peter Martyr of Angleria's Decades of the Newe Worlde155560593225
811.Tobias Venner1577–166060483178
812.Paris Psalterc105060487257
813.Richard Chenevix Trench1807–18866041143
814.Thomas Otway1652–168560347139
815.Naval Chronicle1799–181860138167
816.George Joye1490x95–1553600125291
817.William Tennant1784–184859923123
818.Melusinec150059839125
819.Acts of Parliament of Scotland1124–1707597101223
820.Rotarian1918–1973*596629
821.Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society1845–1971596140302
822.National Observer1962–1977596648
823.Thomas Tymmed. 1620596102242
824.Ladies' Repository1841–187659545174
825.Journal of the Society of Arts1852–59454202
826.Reader1863–186659262176
827.James Mill1773–1836591744
828.John Herschel1792–187159147137
829.King Hornc1300–133059063219
830.William Painter?1540–159458888268
831.George Pettiec1548–158958735160
832.C. Day Lewis1904–1972586564
833.Richard Coer de Lyonc1330–145058684177
834.Benjamin Malkin1769–1842585977
835.Hamon L'Estrange1605–166058468175
836.Ralph Robinson1520–157758455161
837.Thomas Taylor1576–163258439123
838.Richard Whitlockb. ?161658449182
839.Richard Hakluyt?1552–161658348171
840.Journal of Philosophy1904–58348131
841.Edward Waterhouse1619–1670582129233
842.Journal of the Royal Geographical Society1831–188058180189
843.Bell's Life in London1822–188658083363
844.Robert Wodrow1679–17345802793
845.John Woodwardd. 172858051159
846.Transactions of the Society of Arts1783–185058053197
847.Robert Barrettfl. ?1586–160758078201
848.Workes of Geffray Chaucer153257964129
849.New Phytologist1902–5782375
850.John Brockettbap. 1788, d. 184257721108
851.American Journal of Philology1880–57750145
852.Spirit of the Times1831–c187857656252
853.William Camden1551–162357659166
854.Laud Troy Bookc142557667172
855.J. B. Priestley1894–19845751142
856.Publishers' Weekly1872–574765
857.Walter de la Mare1873–195657313100
858.Lester V. Berreyb. 190757333164
859.Wired1995–*572610
860.U.S. News and World Report1977–*571535
861.Arnold Bennett1867–19315712376
862.Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers1871–57126218
863.Winston Churchill1874–19655701978
864.Margaret Oliphant1828–1897569732
865.Holinshed's Chronicles1577–158756979185
866.John G. Wood1827–188956826146
867.Bonet's Guide to the Practical Physician168456791170
868.Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club1870–5673997
869.George Goode1851–189656623175
870.John Masefield1878–19675661484
871.Winnipeg Free Press1931–56531126
872.John Haringtonbap. 1560, d. 161256569169
873.American Mineralogist1916–563124153
874.Poema Moralea1225–130056340120
875.Lindisfarne Gospelsa1000562202367
876.George Borrow1803–18815623783
877.Birmingham Post1857–56221105
878.Richard Jefferies1848–18875621391
879.William A. Miller1817–187056196192
880.St. George Mivart1827–19005612695
881.Trade Marks Journal1876–561261306
882.Charles Hutton1737–18235611592
883.John Guillim1550–162156061177
884.Giacomo Leonic1686–17465581385
885.Charlotte Smith1749–180655836104
886.Edgar Allan Poe1809–184955766180
887.Journal of Ecology1913–5573590
888.Alexander Kinglake1809–18915571664
889.George Shaw1751–181355554277
890.William Shenstone1714–17635553796
891.Melody Maker1926–200055427130
892.John Ayliffe1676–17325532167
893.Arthur Stanley1815–1881553527
894.John Rastellc1475–153655352172
895.Elijah Fenton1683–17305511277
896.Sir Tristrema1300–133055065200
897.Ninian Winzet1518–159255036126
898.Thomas Warton1728–179054943119
899.Brain1878–5484794
900.Fitzedward Hall1825–190154869156
901.‘Nevil Shute’1899–1960547833
902.British Apollo1708–171154654120
903.John Mapletd. 159254582211
904.Dives and Pauper1450–150054549113
905.John S. Farmerc1845–c191554539180
906.Roy Campbell1901–19575451687
907.Canberra Times1926–5441444
908.Physics Bulletin1930–5441241
909.John Paston1442–147954456172
910.American Economic Review1911–54335158
911.William Hazlitt1778–18305431070
912.William Bryant1794–1878543648
913.Economic Journal1891–54244143
914.Political Science Quarterly1886–54228120
915.Henry Coganfl. 1652–16535421768
916.W. B. Yeats1865–19395408102
917.New York Times Book Review1896–5401852
918.Philip Schaff1819–189354050125
919.Michael Faraday1791–186754048148
920.Modern Language Notes1886–5392786
921.William Cobbett1763–183553931135
922.Tale of Berync146053752142
923.Charles Merivale1808–18935371031
924.Thomas Newtond. 1607536137262
925.John Greenleaf Whittier1807–189253622106
926.Chambers's Technical Dictionary1940–5348112
927.John Neal1793–187653329114
928.Eliza Haywood?1693–17565332261
929.Isaac Taylor1787–18655313497
930.George Herbert1593–16335311298
931.William Somerville1675–1742530972
932.Book of Common Prayer1549–1552530746
933.John Gaudenc1599–1662530125225
934.Anne Baker1786–186152927127
935.John Selden1584–165452880204
936.Vogue1892–5281775
937.Midland Prose Psalterc1350–1400527123284
938.Prick of Conscience1424–1424*5271968
939.Jeremy Collier1650–17265263393
940.Anthony Mundayd. 163352570194
941.Mirror1779–1780524543
942.Hall Caine1853–19315241144
943.Edward Coke1552–163452445101
944.Richard Percyvallc1558–162052382258
945.Alexander Ross1699–178452346141
946.Vespasian Psaltera950523334470
947.Robert Herrickbap. 1591, d. 167452368204
948.Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society1923–196752322147
949.Joseph Gwilt1784–186352226111
950.Rose Macaulay1881–19585221350
951.Thomas Haliburton1796–186552031134
952.English Mechanic1865–192352074190
953.John Hacket1592–167051969147
954.Edmund Blunden1896–197451910111
955.Mirror of our Lady15305181353
956.Gideon Harveyc1636–?170251876169
957.Richard Hollandd. c148351850101
958.Keyssler's Travels1756/75171343
959.Countess of Pembroke1561–162151741143
960.Richard Cumberland1732–181151625100
961.Edward, Duke of Yorkfl. c1373–1415516116267
962.Philip Francis1708–1773515650
963.William Gouge1575–16535142060
964.Joseph Worcester1784–1865514228364
965.H. Rider Haggard1856–1925514655
966.Village Voice1955–5131937
967.William Pattend. ?159851391220
968.John Jewel1522–157151350198
969.William Derham1657–173551347132
970.Nominale1340–1499*51375163
971.Robinson Ellis1834–1913512635
972.Usk's Testament of Loue153251258115
973.Trevisa's Bartholomeus De Proprietatibus Rerum1495–1495*509100196
974.John Cowell1554–161150957149
975.John S. Billings1838–1913509113315
976.White Kennett1660–172850948116
977.Rhoda Broughton1840–192050934103
978.Galveston Daily News1876–1955*50841200
979.Horace Wilson1786–18605083768
980.Thomas Morley?1557–?160250841188
981.Agatha Christie1890–1976507123
982.John Woodall1570–164350778168
983.Henry Roscoe1833–191550657145
984.Georgina Jackson1823/4–1895506757
985.James Beresford1764–18405052387
986.Rolling Stone1967–5051343
987.Mortimer Collins1827–187650544110
988.James Rogers1823–1890504422
989.Mary Kingsley1862–1900504565
990.Meredith Hanmer1543–160450455164
991.Robert Bridges1844–19305031647
992.Afra Behn?1640–168950238109
993.William Sclaterc1575–162750189199
994.Henry Bestc1592–164550161186
995.Cotton Mather1663–17285004498
996.McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology1960–500623
997.William Godwin1756–18364981759
998.Sunday Express1918–4981360
999.Charles Boutell1812–18774971074
1000.Ottawa Citizen1844–496316

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