THE PUBLISHED WORKS OF MARY HAYS

1784-1821

Pamphlets and Books

Cursory Remarks on an Enquiry into the Expediency and Propriety of Public or Social Worship: inscribed to Gilbert Wakefield, B.A., late fellow of Jesus-College, Cambridge. 2nd ed., with a Postscript. London: T. Knott, No. 47 Lombard Street, 1792.

Letters and Essays, Moral and Miscellaneous. London: T. Knott, 1793.

Memoirs of Emma Courtney. London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796.

Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in behalf of Women. London: J. Johnson and J. Bell, 1798. [This work appeared anonymously but has been generally attributed to Hays.]

The Victim of Prejudice. London: J. Johnson, 1799.

Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries. 6 vols. London: Richard Phillips, 71 St. Paul's Church-yard, 1803.

Harry Clinton. A Tale for Youth. London: J. Johnson, 1804.

The History of England, from the Earliest Records to the Peace of Amiens. In a Series of Letters to a Young Lady at School, vol. 3. London: R. Phillips, 1806. Volumes 1-2 were composed by Charlotte Smith, who receives credit still for the title.

Historical Dialogues for Young Persons. 3 vols. London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul’s Churchyard; and J. Mawman, Poultry, 1806-08. [Each volume appeared separately; vol. 1 in 1806, vol. 2 in 1807; and vol. 3 in 1808. Volume 1 was printed by Joyce Gold, in Shoe-Lane, for Johnson and Mawman.]

The Brothers; or, Consequences: A Story of What Happens Every Day; Addressed to that Most Useful Part of the Community, the Labouring Poor. London: Button and Son, 1815; London and Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1818; Dublin: W. Espy, 1820; Boston, MA: Printed for the Trustees of the Publishing Fund, by Hilliard and Metcalf. Sold by Cummings & Hilliard, No. 1 Cornhill, Boston, and other agents of the Publishing Fund, 1823.

Family Annals, or The Sisters. London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers’ Court, Ludgate Street, 1817.

Memoirs of Queens: Illustrious and Celebrated. London: T. and J. Allman, Booksellers to Her Majesty, Prince’s Street, Hanover-Square, 1821.


Periodical Contributions

Poetry

Invocation to the Nightingale.” The Lady’s Poetical Magazine, or, Beauties of British Poetry (London: Harrison, 1781), vol. 2, 464-65. [signed "Miss Heys."] [Republished in Colman and Thornton’s 1785 edition of Poems by the Most Eminent Ladies of Great-Britain and Ireland (vol. 1, 109-10).]

Ode to her Bullfinch: By the Same.” The Universal Magazine 77 (1785), 329.

A Sonnet: by Miss Hays.” The Universal Magazine 77 (1785), 329.

[All three poems appear in Letters and Essays, Moral and Miscellaneous (1793).]


Prose

Observations on The Sorrows of Werter, To the Editor of the Universal Magazine,” signed “M. Hays,” The Universal Magazine 76 (December 1784), 317-18. Also appeared in The Edinburgh Magazine 1 (January 1785), 22-24.

The Hermit; an Oriental Tale,” signed “M. Hays,” The Universal Magazine 78 (April 1786), 204-09 (part 1); May (1786), 234-38 (part 2).

Review of G. Walker's Theodore Cyphon: or, the Benevolent Jew. A Novel [unsigned]. 3 vols. Crosby, 1796. Analytical Review 23 (June 1796), 600-01.

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 1 (June 1796), 385-87. "Reply to J. T. on Helvetius." Signed "M. H."

Review of Elizabeth Hamilton's Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah; written previous to, and during the Period of his Residence in England. To which is prefixed a preliminary Dissertation on the History, Religion, and Manners of the Hindoos [unsigned]. 2 vols. Robinsons. Analytical Review 24 (October 1796), 429-31.

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 3 (January, 1797), 26-28. "Defence of Helvetius." Signed "M. H."

Review of A Gossip’s Story, and a Legendary Tale. By the Author of Advantages of Education. [signed 'V.V.']. 2 vols., Longman, 1796. Analytical Review 25 (January 1797), 25-26.

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 3 (February 1797), 141. "Original Poetry of the Late Mrs. Brooke." Signed "M. H."

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 3 (March 1797), 193-95. "Improvements Suggested in Female Education." Signed "M. H."

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 3 (May 1797) 358-60. "Are Mental Talents Productive of Happiness." Signed "M. H."

Review of J. Fox, Santa Maria: or, The Mysterious Pregnancy [signed 'V.V.'], 3 vols, Kearsley, 1797. Analytical Review 25 (May 1797), 524.

Review of The Inquisition [signed 'V.V.']. 2 vols. Vernor and Hood, [n.d.]. Analytical Review 26 (June 1797), 77-78.

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 4 (September 1797), 180-81. "On novel-writing."

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 4 (September 1797), 232-33. Obituary on Wollstonecraft [unsigned].

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 4 (October 1797), 245. Hays affixing her name to the previous obituary on Wollstonecraft [signed "Mary Hays"].

Review of M. De Florian's Estelle, with an Essay upon Pastoral. Translated from the French [signed 'V. V.'].Translation by Mrs. Susanna Cummins. 2 vols. Wright. Analytical Review 27 (January 1798), 203.

Review of Calef: a Persian Tale [signed 'V.V.']. 2 vols. Hookham and Co., 1798. Analytical Review 27 (February 1798), 297-98.

Review of The Castle of the Rock, or Memoirs of the Elderland Family. By the Author of Derwent Priory [Signed, “V.V.”]. 3 vols. Symonds, 1798. Analytical Review 27 (March 1798), 418-19.

Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft.” The Annual Necrology, for 1797-8; including, also, various articles of neglected biography. London: Richard Phillips, 1800. 411-60.

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 9 (July 1800), 523-24. "Remarks on Dr. Reid on Insanity."

Letter to the Editor, Monthly Magazine 10 (September 1800), 135-36. Hays on Robert Hall’s Modern Infidelity.

“Mrs. Charlotte Smith.” Public Characters of 1800-1801. London: R. Phillips, 71 St. Paul’s Church Yard, 1801. 42-64.