1656 in poetry

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Events[edit]

  • This year in England, John Phillips, a nephew of John Milton, was summoned before the privy council for his share in a book of licentious poems, Sportive Wit, which was suppressed by the authorities but almost immediately replaced by a similar collection, Wit and Drollery.
  • Hallgrímur Pétursson begins work on his Passion Hymns

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 193, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")
  3. ^ Dunlop, John Colin, History of Roman Literature, From Its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age, p 575, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1823, retrieved via Google Books, May 31, 2009