1692 in literature
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The year 1692 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- November - Nahum Tate becomes Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.
- December 9 - Playwright William Mountfort is attacked in a London street and stabbed; he dies the next day.
- Thomas Rymer is made Historiographer Royal, and mounts a major effort to preserve and publish historical documents.
- Richard Ames - The Jacobite Coventicle, Sylvia's Complaint, of Her Sexes Unhappiness (in answer to Robert Gould)
- Richard Baxter - Paraphrase on the Psalms of David
- Richard Bentley - three "confutations" of Atheism and The Folly of Atheism, and (what is now called) Deism
- Gilbert Burnet - A Discourse on the Pastoral Care
- William Congreve - Incognita; or, Love and Duty Reconcil'd: A novel
- Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway - The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy
- John Dryden - Eleonara
- Roger L'Estrange - Fables, of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists
- Ihara Saikaku - Reckonings That Carry Men Through the World
- Ben Jonson - the third folio collection of the Works
- John Locke - Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money
- George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax - Maxims of State
- Sir William Temple - Memoirs of What Past in Christendom: From the war begun in 1672 to the peace concluded 1679
- James Tyrrell - A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature
- William Walsh - Letters and Poems, Amorous and Gallant
- Anthony à Wood - Athenae Oxonienses, vol. ii.
- Nicolás Antonio - Bibliotheca Hispana Vetus
- Reuben Bourne - The Contented Cuckold, or Woman's Advocate
- Nicholas Brady - The Rape, or The Innocent Impostors
- John Dryden (with Thomas Southerne) - Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero
- Thomas D'Urfey - The Marriage-Hater Match'd
- Thomas Southerne - The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any Rather Than Fail
- John Crowne - Regulus
- Nicholas Brady - The Rape, or the Innocent Imposters
- Elkanah Settle - The Fairy Queen, an adptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with music by Henry Purcell
- Thomas Shadwell - The Volunteers
- John Dennis, Poems in Burleseque
- Thomas Fletcher - Poems on Several Occasions
- Charles Gildon - Miscellany Poems upon Several Occasions
- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz - Obras (second volume)
- Antonio de Solís y Rivadeneyra - Varias poesías sagradas y profanas
- February 25 - Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (died 1775)
- February 29 - John Byrom, English poet (died 1763)
- April 5 - Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (died 1730)
- May 18 - Joseph Butler, theologian of the Church of England (died 1752)
- November 6 - Louis Racine, French poet and son of Jean Racine (died 1763)
- By February - Sir George Etherege, English dramatist (born c.1636)
- May 6 - Nathaniel Lee, English dramatist (born c.1653)
- May 23 - Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian (born 1617)
- November 19 - Thomas Shadwell, English dramatist (born c.1642)
- November 6 - Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French biographer (born 1619)
- December 10 - William Mountfort, English dramatist and actor (born c.1664)
- Date unknown - Jacob Bauthumley, English radical religious writer (born 1613)