Henry St. John Bolingbroke Bibliography

Remarks on the History of England 1730
The Remarks with Dissertation upon Parties (1733) grew out of essays which Bolingbroke wrote for the newspaper The Craftsman in which he attacked the prime minister Walpole, the corrupt ‘Robinocracy’, and demanded frequent elections and limits on placemen and standing armies. Together with The Idea of a Patriot King (1738), these three works argued for an end to party divisions as a prelude to the re-establishment of English liberties.
Dissertation upon Parties 1732
The Letters on the Study of History 1735
A work which coined the phrase “history is philosophy teaching by examples”.
The Idea of a Patriot King 1738
An argument to the effect that the role of a King should be as a national leader, above the corrupt world of politics. Bolingbroke was a friend of Pope’s to whom Pope addressed his Essay on Man.
Works 1752
Published in eleven volumes between 1752 and 1771. Volumes VII-XI comprised the Philosophical Works. Hume was not impressed: “Lord Bolingbroke’s posthumous Productions have at last convinc’d the whole World, that he ow’d his Character chiefly to his being a man of Quality, & to the Prevalence of Faction. Never were so many Volumes, containing so little Variety & Instruction: so much Arrogance & Declamation. The Clergy are all enrag’d against him; but they have no Reason. Were they never attack’d by more forcible Weapons than his, they might for ever keep Possession of their Authority.”