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Smollett, Tobias

(1721 – 1771),writer

Earliest work:To James Smollett of Bonhill (4 April)(1737)

Latest work:To George William Renner (21 August)(1771)


(c.496 – c.406 BC),tragic dramatist

Earliest work:Unknown(480–406 BC)

Latest work:Unknown(480–406 BC)

Southerne, Thomas

(1660 – 1746),playwright

Earliest work:Lisander, or the Soldier of Fortune(1681)

Latest work:To Richard Rawlinson (17 November)(1737)

Southwell, Robert

(1561 – 1595),writer, Jesuit, and martyr

Earliest work:In festum Pentecostes, Anno Domini 1580, 21 Maii(1580)

Latest work:Unknown(c.1595)

Spence, Joseph

(1699 – 1768),literary scholar and anecdotist

Earliest work:With Alexander Pope to Christopher Pitt (2 August)(1751)

Latest work:Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men(1767)

Spenser, Edmund

(1552 – 1599),poet and administrator in Ireland

Earliest work:Epigrams and Sonnets from A Theatre for Worldlings(1569)

Latest work:Prothalamion(1596)

St. John, Henry, styled first Viscount Bolingbroke

(1678 – 1751),politician, diplomatist, and author

Earliest work:Henry. St. John to Swift 7 January 1711 London(1711)

Latest work:A Memoir of the Duke of Berwick(1736)

Stanley, Thomas

(1625 – 1678),poet and classical scholar

Earliest work:Poems from Manuscript(1646)

Latest work:Ode XXVII / Meditations upon Death after the (1657)


(c.AD 50 – 96),poet

Earliest work:Thebaid(AD 91–2)

Latest work:Silvae(AD 96)

Steele, Richard

(bap.1672 – d.1729),writer and politician

Earliest work:To Katherine Gascoigne(1684)

Latest work:To Mary Steele (22 July)(1728)

Stephen, James Fitzjames, first baronet

(1829 – 1894),judge and writer

Earliest work:The Relation of Novels to Life(1855)

Latest work:From letters to Mary Stephen on the Maybrick trial (August)(1889)

Stephens, William

(1672 – 1753),politician and colonial official

Earliest work:Journal of his Mission to South Carolina in 1736 for Colonel Samuel Horsey(1736)

Latest work:December 31. Tuesday(1745)

Sterne, Laurence

(1713 – 1768),writer and Church of England clergyman

Earliest work:To John Dealtary (20 November)(1739)

Latest work:To Anne James (15 March)(1768)

Stevenson, Robert Louis

(1850 – 1894),writer

Earliest work:The Amateur Emigrant(1880)

Latest work:Prince Otto: A Romance(1884)

Stuart, Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth

(1596 – 1662),queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V

Earliest work:1. Elizabeth [at Coombe Abbey?] to Henry Frederick(1603)

Latest work:621. Elizabeth in The Hague to Roe [in St Martin's Lane](1642)

Suckling, John

(bap.1609 – d.?1641),poet

Earliest work:Juvenile Religious and Christmas-Seasonal Poems(1626)

Latest work:The Earl of Newcastle, 8 January [1641 (?)] (holograph)(1641)


(c.AD 70 – c.130),biographer

Earliest work:unknown(AD 90–130)

Latest work:unknown(AD 90–130)

Swift, Jonathan

(1667 – 1745),writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Earliest work:A description of Mother Ludwell's cave(1680)

Latest work:To Eaton Stannard (8 June 1741)(1741)


(fl. c.1090 – 1128),Benedictine monk and historian

Earliest work:Libellus de Exordio atque Procursu Istius, hoc est Dunhelmensis, Ecclesie: Tract on the Origins and Progress of this the Church of Durham(c.1104–15)

Latest work:Libellus de Exordio atque Procursu Istius, hoc est Dunhelmensis, Ecclesie: Tract on the Origins and Progress of this the Church of Durham(c.1104–15)

Symons, Arthur

(1865 – 1945),literary scholar and author

Earliest work:From 'Days and Nights'(1889)

Latest work:From 'Unspiritual Adventures in Paris'(1931)

Symson, Joseph

(1650 – 1731),mercer, shopkeeper, and mayor of Kendal

Earliest work:[Al] To: Sir Daniel Fleming; Kendal, 10 April, 1692(1692)

Latest work:[2141] To: Mr. William Carr, [illegible] in Settle; Kendal, 31 March, 1720(1720)

Synge, J. M.

(1871 – 1909),playwright

Earliest work:Glencullen(1892)

Latest work:Deirdre of the Sorrows(1909)


(AD 56/7 – after 113),historian

Earliest work:Agricola(AD 98)

Latest work:Ab Excessu Divi Augusti(c.AD 120)

Taylor, Jeremy

(bap.1613 – d.1667),Church of Ireland bishop of Down and Connor and religious writer

Earliest work:Holy Living(1650)

Latest work:Holy Dying(1651)

Temple, Peter

(c.1517 – 1578),lawyer and grazier

Earliest work:Account Book(1543)

Latest work:Account Book(1555)

Temple, William

(1628 – 1699),diplomat and author

Earliest work:A True Romance or The Disastrous Chances of Love and Fortune(1648)

Latest work:Upon My Lady Giffard's Loory(1680)

Tennyson, Alfred, first Baron Tennyson

(1809 – 1892),poet

Earliest work:In Memoriam(1850)

Latest work:In Memoriam(1850)


(c.190 – c.159 BC),comic dramatist

Earliest work:Andria(166 BC)

Latest work:Adelphoe(160 BC)

Thomas of Marlborough, Abbot of Evesham

(?1160 – 1236),historian, lawyer, and abbot of Evesham

Earliest work:History of the Abbey of Evesham(c.1224–30)

Latest work:Submission to yearly visitation by the Archbishop of Canterbury(1233)

Thomas, (Philip) Edward

(1878 – 1917),poet and writer

Earliest work:The Woodland Life(1897)

Latest work:Soldiers Everywhere(1915)

Thomson, James

(1700 – 1748),poet

Earliest work:Juvenilia(c.1716–9)

Latest work:To Andrew Millar (December)(1742)

Thrale, Hester Lynch

(1741 – 1821),writer

Earliest work:Thraliana(1775)

Latest work:Thraliana(1809)


(c.460 – c.400 BC),historian and general

Earliest work:History of the Peloponnesian War(c.410–400 BC)

Latest work:History of the Peloponnesian War(c.410–400 BC)


(c.50 – 19 BC),poet

Earliest work:Liber Primus(27 BC)

Latest work:Liber Secundus(19 BC)

Timrod, Henry

(1829 – 1867),poet

Earliest work:Sonnet: Poet! If on a lasting fame(1849)

Latest work:In Memoriam — Harris Simons(1867)

Tone, Theobald Wolfe

(1763 – 1798),Irish nationalist and political writer

Earliest work:Tone's report on the accounts of the Historical Society of Trinity College, Dublin, 21 December 1785(1785)

Latest work:To Major William Sandys, 18 November 1798(1798)

Tonson, Jacob

(1655/6 – 1736),bookseller

Earliest work:Tonson to [Narcissus Luttrell](1680)

Latest work:Tonson to Jacob Tonson the Younger [Ledbury,](1734)

Tonson, Jacob

(1682 – 1735),publisher

Earliest work:To Alexander Pope (20 April)(1706)

Latest work:To Alexander Pope (18 November)(1731)

Traherne, Thomas

(c.1637 – 1674),poet and writer

Earliest work:The Church's Year Book(1673)

Latest work:The Church's Year Book(1673)

Trevisa, John

(c.1342 – c.1402),translator

Earliest work:De Proprietatibus Rerum: On the Properties of Things(1394–8)

Latest work:De Proprietatibus Rerum: On the Properties of Things(1394–8)

Trollope, Anthony

(1815 – 1882),novelist

Earliest work:To Richard Bentley. 24 May 1835(1835)

Latest work:To Lord Emly. 27 October(1882)

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

(1775 – 1851),landscape and history painter

Earliest work:Diary of a Tour in Part of Wales(1792)

Latest work:Turner to Charles Stokes(1851)

Turner, Thomas

(1729 – 1793),diarist and shopkeeper

Earliest work:The Diary: 1754(1754)

Latest work:The Diary: 1765(1765)

Urban II

(c.1035 – 1099),pope 1088–99

Earliest work:CB 1 (fol. 142v) = JL 5349 partim(1088)

Latest work:CB 47 (fols. 151v–153r)(1089)

Usk, Adam

(c.1350 – 1430),historian

Earliest work:The Chronicle(1421)

Latest work:The Will(1430)

Valerius Flaccus

(d.AD 90),poet

Earliest work:Argonautica(c.AD 90)

Latest work:Argonautica(c.AD 90)

Valerius Maximus

(fl. c.AD 14 – c.37),writer

Earliest work:Memorable Deeds and Sayings(c.AD 14–37)

Latest work:Memorable Deeds and Sayings(c.AD 14–37)

Varro, Marcus Terentius

(116 – 27 BC),scholar and writer

Earliest work:De Lingua Latina(c.45–43 BC)

Latest work:De Lingua Latina(c.45–43 BC)

Vaughan, Henry

(1621 – 1695),writer and translator of devotional works

Earliest work:As Kings do rule like the Heavens(1641)

Latest work:To John Aubrey (9 October)(1694)

Vaughan, Thomas

(1621 – 1666),hermetic philosopher and alchemist

Earliest work:Anthroposophia Theomagica(1650)

Latest work:Dedito Castro, et pactione exclusus per (1678)