This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1738.

List of years in literature (table)
In poetry

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  • Mark Akenside (anonymously) – A British Philippic
  • Elizabeth Carter (anonymously) – Poems Upon Particular Occasions
  • John GayFables: Volume the Second
  • Eugenio Gerardo LoboObras poéticas líricas
  • Samuel JohnsonLondon, A Poem, on the Third Satire of Juvenal
  • Alexander Pope
    • The Sixth Epistle of the First Book of Horace Imitated
    • The First Epistle of the First Book of Horace Imitated
    • (with Jonathan Swift) An Imitation of the Sixth Satire of the Second Book of Horace
    • One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight
    • The Universal Prayer
    • One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight: Dialogue II
  • James ThomsonThe Works of Mr Thomson
  • Diego de Torres VillarroelJuguetes de Talia, entretenimiento del numen
  • John WesleyA Collection of Psalms and Hymns (first English edition)

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  1. ^ Eneas Mackenzie (1827). A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne: Including the Borough of Gateshead. Mackenzie and Dent. p. 419.
  2. ^ Jonathan Swift (1824). The Works of Jonathan Swift ... Archibald Constable and Company. p. 163.
  3. ^ Michael Sims (3 October 2011). Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories. A&C Black. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-4088-2853-3.
  4. ^ Bernhard Wilhelm Lundstedt (1902). Sveriges periodiska litteratur: Bibliografi, enligt publicistklubbens uppdrag utarbetad af Bernhard Lundstedt ... (in Swedish). Iduns tryckeri. p. 626.
  5. ^ Deutsche Dichter und Prosaisten (in German). 1858. p. 197.
  6. ^ The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography, Literature, Natural History, and Biography ... Wm. S. Orr and Company. 1838. p. 117.
  7. ^ George Lillo (1823). George Barnwell, a Tragedy. With Prefatory Remarks... Oxberry. p. 13.