Catechistical guide to sinners, or The plain man's path-way to Heaven, along with an occasional Spectator, Franklin's importations, listed in the Gazette for sale, included works of Bacon, Dryden, Locke, Milton, Otway, Pope, Prior, Swift, Rowe, Defoe, Addison, Steele, Arbuthnot, Congreve, Rabelais, Seneca, Ovid, and various novels, all before 1740.
The first catalogue of his Library Company shows substantially the same list, with the addition of Don Quixote, and the works of Shaftesbury, of Gay, of Spenser, and of Voltaire.
These latter were probably for sale in the printing office as well.
Advertisements of merchandise in all the colonies throw a good deal of light on the customs of the time, and, incidentally, also on the popular taste in reading.
We find that Peter Turner has Superfine Scarlet Cloth, Hat Linings, Tatlers, Spectators, and Barclay's Apology
See The American Mercury, No. 1010, 3 May, 1739. ; that Peter Harry imports Head Flowers in Boxes, Laces and Edgings,
Freneau, Philip, 139, 164, 166, 167, 169, 174, 178, 180-183, 212,261
Friendly address to all Reasonable Americans, a, 138
Frobisher, Martin, 2
Fruitlands, 338, 340
Fall Vindication of the Measures of the Congress, etc., A, 137
Fuller, Margaret, 333, 340, 341, 342-343, 344, 345
Funeral song, 154
Gage, General, 29, 134, 135, 140
Gaine, Hugh, 118 n., 182
Galloway, Joseph, 138
Gait, John, 305
Gass, Patrick, 205
Gates, General, 259, 315
Gay, John, 116, 162, 177, 178
Gazette (Philadelphia), 341
General Gage's Soliloquy, 139
General idea of philosophy, a, 82
General Historie of Virginia, New England, and the summer Isles, the, 17
General magazine and historical chronicles for all the British colonies in America, the, 95, 121
Gentleman's magazine, the, 98, 121
Geography made easy, 187
George II, 125
George II, III, 125, 168, 216
George Balcombe, 312
Georgia Spec., or land in the Moon, a, 219