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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
Laurence Eusden, appointed British Poet Laureate


Works publishedEdit

  • Joseph Addison:
    • Poems on Several Occasions, published this year, although the book states "1719"[1]
    • The Resurrection, Latin poetry by Addison with an English translation attributed to Nicholas Amhurst[1]
  • Nicholas Amhurst
  • Cotton Mather, Psalterium Americanum: The Book of Psalms in a Translation Exactly Conformed unto the Original, but All in Blank Verse, a translation in blank verse, with his analysis of poetry, English Colonial America[2]
  • Alexander Pope, translator, Homer's Iliad, Volume IV (Books 13–16) this year, preceded by Volume I (Books 1–4) in 1715, Volume II (Books 5–8) in 1716, Volume III (Books 9–12) in 1717 and to be followed by Volume V (Books 17–21) and Volume VI (Books 22–24), both in 1720[1]
  • Matthew Prior, Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind
  • Allan Ramsay, Scots Songs (see also Scots Songs 1719)[3]
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Remains of the Right Honourable John, Earl of Rochester. Being Satyrs, Songs, and Poems; Never before Published. From a Manuscript found in a Gentleman's Library that was Contemporary with him, London: Printed for Tho. Dryar & sold by T. Harbin, W. Chetwood & the booksellers of London & Westminster, posthumous[4]


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


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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: : America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books
  3. ^ "Ramsay, Allan (1686-1758)", article, The Burns Encyclopedia, online edition, retrieved July 1, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21 at WebCite 2009-07-21.
  4. ^ Web page titled "John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647 - 1680)" at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved April 11, 2009. Archived May 2, 2009, at WebCite 2009-05-02.
  • [1] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto