This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
February – A year after the death of poet
John Philips, Edmund Smith prints a "Poem to the Memory of Mr. John Philips". Other memorials this year include "A Poem to the Memory of the Incomparable Mr. Philips" by Leonard Welsted. A monument to him is erected by Lord Harcourt in Westminster Abbey, between those to Geoffrey Chaucer and Michael Drayton, with the motto "Honos erit huic quoque pomo" from the title page of Philips' work Cyder. 
April 10 – The Statute of Anne, the first modern copyright act, comes into force in the  Kingdom of Great Britain.
April 28 – After Thomas Betterton's death this day, the great Shakespearean roles he dominated for a generation are divided among fellow actors Barton Booth, Robert Wilks, and John Mills (who gets Macbeth).
September 2 – Jonathan Swift, in London, begins his series of letters to Esther Johnson, which will be collected after his death as . A Journal to Stella
Colley Cibber becomes manager of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Antoine Houdar de la Motte is elected to the Académie française, taking a seat vacated by Thomas Corneille. New books Edit
Joseph Addison – The Whig Examiner (periodical)
John Bellers – Some Reasons for an European State proposed to the Powers of Europe
George Berkeley – Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
Laurent Bordelon – A history of the ridiculous extravagancies of Monsieur Oufle
Lady Mary Chudleigh – Essays Upon Several Occasions 
Colley Cibber – The Secret History of Arlus and Odolphus (roman à clef)
Anthony Collins – A Vindication of the Divine Attributes
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury – Soliloquy
François Pétis de la Croix – Les Mille et un jours (translation and adaptation of Hazár ú Yek Rúz (The Thousand and One Days)) 
Daniel Defoe – An Essay Upon Public Credit (on the balance of trade)
George Hickes – A Second Collection of Controversial Letters relating to the Church of England and the Church of Rome, as they passed between an honourable lady and Dr. George Hickes
Gottfried Leibniz – ("Essays of Essais de Théodicée sur la bonté de Dieu, la liberté de l'homme et l'origine du mal theodicy on the goodness of God, the freedom of man and the origin of evil")
John Leland (d.1552) – The Itinerary of John Leland the Antiquary
Delarivier Manley (as Eginardus) – Memoirs of Europe, towards the close of the eighth century (satire)
Cotton Mather – Bonifacius: Essays To Do Good Samuel Richter (as Sincerus Renatus) –
Die wahrhaffte und volkommene Bereitung des philosophischen Steins der Brüderschaft aus dem Orden des Gülden und Rosen Kreutzes (The True and Complete Preparation of the Philosophical Stone of the Brotherhood, from the Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross, i. e. Rosicrucians)
Jonathan Swift – A Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick
Ned Ward (as the Author of the London-Spy) – Nuptial Dialogues and Debates; or, a useful prospect of the felicities and discomforts of a marry'd life, incident to all degrees, from the throne to the cottage
Christian Wolff – Anfangsgründe aller mathematischen Wissenschaften Various
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Deazley, Ronan (2010). "The Statute of Anne and the Great Abridgement Swindle". Houston Law Review. University of Houston Law Center. 47 (4). ISSN 0018-6694.
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Flood, John (2011). . Walter de Gruyter. p. 1035. Poets Laureate in the Holy Roman Empire: A Bio-bibliographical Handbook ISBN . 9783110912746
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