1729 in poetry

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Anonymous caricature of Alexander Pope, using anti-Catholic bigotry and mocking him for his physical deformities, published this year in a pamphlet attacking the poet. (Pope also attacked at least one enemy for his physical features.)
After entering the school on October 31, 1728, Samuel Johnson had rooms as an undergraduate on the second floor above the entrance of Pembroke College, Oxford. But after thirteen months, poverty forced him to leave and he returned to Lichfield.
  • Alexander Pope begins writing An Essay on Man. The first three epistles will be finished by 1731 and published in early 1733, with the fourth and final epistle published in 1734. Originally published anonymously, Pope acknowledged his authorship in 1735.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Grun, Bernard, The Timetables of History, third edition, 1991 (original book, 1946), page 328
  3. ^ a b 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
  • [1] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto