1677 in poetry

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In literature


  • In Denmark, Anders Bording ceases publication of Den Danske Meercurius ("The Danish Mercury"), a monthly newspaper in rhyme, using alexandrine verse, single-handedly published by the author; founded in 1666[1]

Works publishedEdit

  • John Cleveland, Clievelandi Vindiciae; or, Clieveland's Genuine Poems, Orations, Epistles, poetry and prose (see also J. Cleaveland Revived 1659)[2]
  • John Dryden, Apology for Heroic Poetry and Poetic License[3]
  • Urian Oakes, An Elegie Upon the Death of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Shepard, English Colonial America[4]
  • John Oldham, Upon the Marriage of the Prince of Orange with the Lady Mary, published anonymously, on the marriage of the future William III and Mary II in November of this year[2]
  • Nahum Tate, Poems (published in an expanded edition in 1684 as Poems Written on Several Occasions)[2]


Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  2. ^ a b c Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 40, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")
  4. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press