1662 in poetry

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Great Britain[edit]

  • Sir Aston Cokayne, Poems, second edition of Small Poems of Divers Sorts 1658[2]
  • John Dryden, To My Lord Chancellor, Presented on New-Years-Day[2]
  • Michael Wigglesworth, "The Day of Doom or a Poetical Description of the Great and Last Judgment", a "doggerel epitome of Calvinistic theology", according to the anthology, Colonial Prose and Poetry (1903), that "attained immediately a phenomenal popularity. Eighteen hundred copies were sold within a year, and for the next century it held a secure place in [New England] Puritan households. As late as 1828 it was stated that many aged persons were still alive who could repeat it, as it had been taught them with their catechism; and the more widely one reads in the voluminous sermons of that generation, the more fair will its representation of prevailing theology in New England appear."[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 14, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")
  2. ^ a b Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Trent, William P. and Wells, Benjamin W., Colonial Prose and Poetry: The Beginnings of Americanism 1650-1710, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1903 single-volume edition, pp 47-48
  4. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press