References to works by Swift, Pope and Gay are given with short titles in parenthesis in the text. All other references are given in endnotes. For prose works, including letters, I refer to volume and page number of the edition used. For poems and plays, I refer to the particular work (the poem or play), and give line numbers, book and line numbers, or act, scene and line numbers. Unless otherwise stated my sources for texts are the standard editions listed in the bibliography.
I use the following titles for editions of prose:
The Letters of John Gay, C. F. Burgess (ed. ), Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966.
The Correspondence of Alexander Pope, George Sherburn (ed. ), 5 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956.
The Prose Writings of Jonathan Swift, Herbert Davis (gen. ed. ), 14 vols, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1939-68.
Journal to Stella, Harold Williams (ed. ), 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1948.
The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, Harold Williams (ed. ), 5 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963.
The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, D. D., David Woolley (ed. ), vol. 1, Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang, 1999.