1707 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1707.
- March 8 – George Farquhar's Restoration comedy The Beaux' Stratagem is first staged, at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in London.
- May 1 – The new sovereign Kingdom of Great Britain comes into being under the Acts of Union. It combines the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland into a single realm under Anne, Queen of Great Britain. Supporters of this include Daniel Defoe and John Arbuthnot.
- May 30 – Thomas Wilson, Anglican Bishop of Sodor and Man, publishes Principles and Duties of Christianity... in English and Manks (Coyrie Sodjey), the first book in the Manx language.
- September 9 – Richard Steele marries Mary Scurlock. Their literary marriage gains fame through their correspondence.
- The controversial publisher Edmund Curll announces he will publish Matthew Prior's Poems on Several Occasions, even though the rights belong to someone else.
- Richard Baxter – The Poetical Works of the Late Richard Baxter
- Thomas Brown – The Works of Mr Thomas Brown
- Anthony Collins – Essay Concerning the Use of Reason
- Jean de Beaugué – Histoire de la guerre d'Ecosse (translation by Patrick Abercromby)
- François Pétis de la Croix (translated and adapted) – Contes Turcs (Turkish Tales)
- Thomas D'Urfey – Stories, Moral and Comical
- Laurence Echard – The History of England vol. 1
- William Fleetwood – Chronicon Preciosum
- Aaron Hart – Urim v'tumim (the first book printed in Hebrew in London)
- Alain-René Lesage – Le Diable boiteux (The Devil upon Two Sticks)
- Edward Lhuyd – Archaeologia Britannica: an Account of the Languages, Histories and Customs of Great Britain...
- Delarivière Manley – The Lady's Pacquet of Letters (fiction)
- Isaac Newton – Arithmetica Universalis
- John Oldmixon – The Muses Mercury (periodical)
- Matthäus Schiner – A Philippick Oration to Incite the English Against the French (translated by John Toland)
- Hans Sloane – A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica, v. 1
- Dr. Thomas Smith – Vitæ quorundam Eruditissimorum et Illustrium Virorum
- Jonathan Swift – A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind
- Matthew Tindal – A Defence of the Rights of the Christian Church (sequel to 1706 work)
- Catherine Trotter – A Discourse Concerning a Guide in Controversies
- Isaac Watts – Hymns and Spiritual Songs (frequently reprinted)
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester – The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Earls of Rochester and Roscommon
- Joseph Addison – Rosamund (opera)
- Susanna Centlivre – The Platonick Lady
- Colley Cibber
- Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon – Atrée et Thyeste
- George Farquhar – The Beaux' Stratagem
- Alain-René Lesage – Crispin rival de son maître
- Peter Anthony Motteux – Thomyris, Queen of Scythia (opera)
- Nicholas Rowe – The Royal Convert
- Nahum Tate – Injur'd Love (an adaptation of Webster's The White Devil)
- January 13 – John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork, English writer (died 1762)
- January 28 (baptized) – John Baskerville, English printer and typographer (died 1775)
- February 14 – Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French novelist (died 1777)
- February 25 – Carlo Goldoni, Venetian dramatist (died 1793)
- April 20 – Robert Foulis, Scottish printer and publisher (died 1776)
- April 22 – Henry Fielding, English novelist (died 1754)
- June 22 (baptized) – Elizabeth Blackwell, Scottish botanic writer and illustrator (died 1758)
- August 14 – Johann August Ernesti, German philologist (died 1781)
- September 7 – Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French philosopher (died 1788)
- December 18 – Charles Wesley, English hymnist, religious writer and cleric (died 1788)
- Unknown date – Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Italian rabbi, kabbalist and philosopher (died 1746)
- January 20 – Humphrey Hody, English theologian (born 1659)
- April 20 – George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (born 1677)
- June 23 – John Mill, English theologian and exegete (born c. 1645)
- August 17 – Petter Dass, Norwegian poet (born 1647)
- September 15 – George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (born 1663)
- September 23 – John Tutchin, English controversialist (born c. 1660–64)
- September 24 – Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (born 1642)
- December 27 – Jean Mabillon, French scholar (born 1632)
- Unknown date – Alexandre Exquemelin, French or Flemish writer on piracy (born c. 1645)
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