David Carey was the son of a manufacturer in Arbroath, Scotland. He worked in his father's countinghouse and for the Edinburgh publisher Archibald Constable before moving south, where he had a successful career as a journalist and supporter of Whig ministries. Carey edited the Poetical Magazine (1809-11). In 1823 he returned to Scotland, where he died of consumption 4 October 1824.
1798An Elegy written on the Death of a Friend.
1802Elegy, written at a Christmas Feast in the Country.
1803Illegitimate Ode to the Shop of an eminent Bookseller.
1803The Pleasures of Nature; or the Charms of Rural Life. Part I.
1803The Pleasures of Nature; or the Charms of Rural Life. Part II.
1803Warre Songe. The Takinge of Jerusaleme by the Crusaderres.
1804The Reign of Fancy. Canto I.
1804The Reign of Fancy. Canto II.
1820The Mansion of the Poets.
The pleasures of nature; or the charms of rural life, and other poems. 1803.
The reign of fancy, a poem, with notes. 1803.
Poetical magazine, or temple of the Muses, ed. Cary. 1804.
Lyric tales. 1804.
The reign of fancy, a poem. Lyric tales. 1805.
Secrets of the castle; a novel. 2 vols, 1806.
Ins and outs, or the state of parties, by Chrononhotonthologos. A satirical poem. 1807.
Poems, chiefly amatory. 1807.
Craig Phadric, visions of sensibility, with legendary tales. 1811.
Picturesque scenes, or a guide to the Highlands. 1811.
Lord of the desert, sketches of scenery, foreign and domestic odes, and other poems. 1812.
Macbeth, a poem in six cantos [By Carey?]. 1817.
Beauties of the modern poets, ed. Carey. 1820.
Lochiel; or the field of Culloden. 8 vols, 1820.
The lord of the desert; sketches of scenery, foreign and domestic; odes, and other poems. 1821.
Life in Paris. 1822.
Frederick Morland. 1824.