1598 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature


Works publishedEdit


  • Richard Barnfield:
    • The Encomium of Lady Pecunia; or, The Praise of Money[1]
    • Poems in Divers Humours[2]
  • Nicholas Breton, A Solemne Passion of the Soules Love[1]
  • Richard Carew, published anonymously, A Herrings Tale[1]
  • George Chapman:
    • Seven Bookes of the Iliades of Homere, Prince of Poets, contains books 1–2, 7–9 (see also Achilles Shield 1598, Homer Prince of Poets 1609, The Iliads of Homer 1611, Homers Odysses 1614, Twenty-four Bookes of Homers Odisses 1615, The Whole Workes of Homer 1616)[1]
    • Achilles Shield[1]
  • Thomas Churchyard, A Wished Reformacion of Wicked Rebellion (expanded in 1611 as Queen Anna's New World of Words)[1]
  • Everard Guilpin, published anonymously, Skialetheia. Or, A Shadow of Truth, in Certaine Epigrams or Satyres[1]
  • Christopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander, published posthumously and completed by George Chapman (who divided the poem into two sestiads and adding four more written by Chapman himself); described as "this unfinished Tragedy", yet possibly considered complete by Marlowe[1]
  • John Marston:
    • The Metamorphosis of Pigmalians Image[1]
    • The Scourge of Villanie, published under the pen name "William Kinsayder"[1]
  • Francis Meres, Palladis Tamia. Wits Treasury, valued for its inclusion of a list of plays by Shakespeare and also a mention that Shakespeare's "sugar'd sonnets" are circulating privately; the second in the "Wits Series" (see also Ling, Politeuphuia 1597; Allot, Wits Theater 1599; Wrednot, Palladis Palatium 1604)[1]
  • Francis Rous, Thule; or, Vertues Historie[1]
  • Sir Philip Sidney, Arcadia, a corrected version of the poem which had originally appeared in a pirated version in 1593, although even this version was not completely free from error. It was prepared under the supervision of his sister, the Countess of Pembroke; in the same volume appeared Astrophel and Stella, also originally published (posthumously) twice in 1593 (first from an unauthorized, corrupt text and in an unauthorized corrected version).[3] Sources differ on the publishing year of this edition, with The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature giving "circa 1597",[1] and other sources, including, Mona Wilson, stating this year.[3]
  • Thomas Speght, The Workes of our Antient and Lerned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed[4]
  • Joshua Sylvester, The Second Weeke or Childhood of the World, the first part of Sylvester's translation of Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas[1]
  • Robert Tofte:

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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Lucie-Smith, Edward, Penguin Book of Elizabethan Verse, 1965, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom: Penguin Books
  3. ^ a b Wilson, Mona, Sir Philip Sidney, London: Duckworth, 1931), 168–169
  4. ^ Matthews, David. "Speght, Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26098. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. ^ France, Peter, editor, The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, 1993, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-866125-8
  6. ^ Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  7. ^ Trager, James, The People's Chronology, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979