Vicesimus Knox, 'Essays Moral and Literary', 1779
While Vicesimus Knox (1752-1821) was a fellow of St John's College, Oxford, he wrote 'Essays Moral and Literary'. He sent the manuscript to Charles Dilly anonymously. Upon Johnson's recommendation, the bookseller published it in one volume in 1778. The second edition, corrected and enlarged in two volumes, appeared in 1779.