1.Battestin, Michael. "Henry Fielding." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004. Web. <http://www.oxforddnb.com.ezproxy.rice.edu/view/article/9400?docPos=1>.

2. Morrissey, L.J. "Henry Fielding and The Ballad Opera."Eighteenth Century Studies. 4.4 (1971): 386-402. Web. 17 Dec. 2011. <http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.rice.edu/stable/2737711?seq=8&Search=yes&searchText=Opera&searchText=Ballad&list=hide&searchUri=/action/doBasicSearch?Query=Ballad+Opera&acc=on&wc=on&resultsServiceName=doBasicResultsFromArticle&prevSearch=>.

3. Nokes, David. "John Gay." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004. Web. <http://www.oxforddnb.com.ezproxy.rice.edu/view/article/10473?docPos=1>