Robert Clayton Bibliography

Essay on Spirit 1751
Clayton was a protégé of Samuel Clarke and found protection in the court of George II. He was awarded three Irish bishoprics. The Essay provoked a renewal of the Arian controversy. In 1753 Clayton published a pamphlet criticising the work of Hume and Bolingbroke entitled Some thoughts on self-love, innate-ideas, free-will, taste, sentiment, liberty and necessity, &c. occasioned by reading Mr. Hume?s works, and the short treatise written in French by Lord Bolingbroke, on compassion. Together with a few remarks on the genuine sequel, ? In a letter to a friend. By the author of the Essay on spirit.