1648 in literature
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The year 1648 in literature involved some significant events.
- February - Ordinances passed in England against plays; actors to be fined and theatres pulled down.
- July 14 - During the siege of Colchester, the cannon, Humpty Dumpty, is blown off the walls, possibly inspiring the nursery rhyme.
- October - Richard Lovelace, Royalist poet, is imprisoned for opposition to Parliament.
- René Descartes meets Frans Burman, resulting in the Conversation with Burman.
- Robert Boyle writes Seraphic Love, his first important work, which will not be published until 1660.
- Ill-health forces Pierre Gassendi to give up lecturing at the Collège Royal.
- Richard Flecknoe travels to Brazil.
- Edward Pococke becomes Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford, but Obadiah Walker loses his academic post.
- Richard Crashaw, exiled in Paris, publishes two hymns in Latin.
- King Charles I, imprisoned in Windsor Castle from December, reportedly spends much of his time reading the plays of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.
- King Frederick III of Denmark establishes the Royal Library, Denmark.
- Robert Filmer - Freeholders Grand Inquest touching our Sovereign Lord the King and his Parliament
- Madeleine de Scudéry - Artamène, ou le Grand Cyrus, volume 1
- John Wilkins - Mathematical Magick
- Anonymous - Crafty Cromwell
- Anonymous - Kentish Fair, or the Parliament Sold to Their Best Worth
- Anonymous ("Mercurius Melancholicus") - Mistress Parliament Her Gossiping
- Jasper Mayne - The Amorous War
- Christen Aagaard - Threni Hyperborci
- Richard Corbet - Poetica Stromata
- Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland - Otia Sacra
- Robert Herrick
- Noble Numbers
- January 1 - Elkanah Settle, poet and dramatist (died 1724)
- date unknown - Gaspard Abeille, poet (died 1718)
- February 2 - George Abbot, Puritan writer (born c.1603)
- March 12 - Tirso de Molina, dramatist (born 1571)
- May 26 - Vincent Voiture, poet (born 1597)
- August 20 - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (born 1583)
- September 1 - Marin Mersenne, theologian and philosopher (born 1588)