James Fordyce

British writer and minister

James Fordyce


  • 'The Eloquence of the Pulpit,' &c., 1752, 8vo (ordination sermon; often reprinted with David Fordyce's ' Theodorus').
  • 'The Temple of Virtue,' &c., 1757, 12mo (by David Fordyce; but this edition has additional matter by James Fordyce).
  • ' The Folly … of Unlawful Pleasures,' &c., 1760, 8vo; 2nd edit. Edinb. 1768, 8vo.
  • 'Sermons to Young Women,' 1765, 2 vols. 12mo, often reprinted.
  • 'The Character and Conduct of the Female Sex,' 1776, 8vo.
  • 'Addresses to Young Men,' 1777, 2 vols. 8vo.
  • 'Addresses to the Deity,' 1785, 8vo.
  • 'Poems,' 1786, 8vo.
  • 'A Discourse on Pain,' 1791, 8vo (Chalmers refers to a certain 'cure for the cramp' here given, and connects it with a passage from Beaumont and Fletcher).

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