1678 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

Bradstreet's first posthumous edition
  • Anne Bradstreet, Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, a reprint of The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in Boston, Massachusetts (original volume published in London in 1650) with significant additions, including "Contemplations", said to be her best poem; original, full title: "The Tenth Muse, lately Sprung up in America, or Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, Full of Delight, Wherein especially is Contained a Complete Discourse and Description of the Four Elements, Constitutions, Ages of Man, Seasons of the Year, together with an exact Epitome of the Four Monarchies, viz., The Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, Roman, Also a Dialogue between Old England and New, concerning the late troubles. With divers other pleasand and serious Poems, By a Gentlewoman in those parts"; includes "In Praise of Mistress Bradstreet", a poem by Nathaniel Ward[1]
  • Samuel Butler, Hudibras. The Third and Last Part, "by the author of the first and second parts" (see also Hudibras, the First Part 1663, Hudibras. The Second Part 1664, Hudibras. The First and Second Parts 1674; Hudibras. In Three Parts 1684)[2]
  • "Ephelia", a pen name, possibly Joan Philips, A Poem to His Sacred Majesty, on the Plot, on the Popish Plot[2]
  • Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Själens aandelige Sangoffer ("The Souls Spiritual Offering of Song")
  • John Norris of Bemerton, Poems[3]
  • Henry Vaughan, Thalia Rediviva, including previously published works and Latin poems by Henry's brother, Thomas Vaughan[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trent, William P. and Wells, Benjamin W., Colonial Prose and Poetry: The Transplanting of Culture 1607-1650, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1903 edition, pp 269-271
  2. ^ a b c Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 177, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")