1706 in literature

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The year 1706 in literature involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

New books[edit]

  • Anonymous - The Arabian Nights' Entertainments (serial, the first English translation of One Thousand and One Nights, taken from the first French translation)
  • Arthur Bedford - The Evil and Dangers of Stage-Plays
  • Samuel Clarke - A Discourse Concerning the Unchangeable Obligations of Natural Religion
  • Stephen Clay - An Epistle from the Elector of Bavaria to the French King
  • Daniel Defoe
    • An Essay at Removing National Prejudices Against a Union with Scotland
    • A True Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs. Veal (attrib)
  • John Dennis - Essay on the Operas after the Italian Manner
  • White Kennett - The History of England from the Commencement of the Reign of Charles I to the End of William III
  • John Locke - Posthumous Works of Mr John Locke
  • Simon Ockley - Introductio ad linguas orientates
  • John Philips - Cerealia: An imitation of Milton
  • Matthew Prior - The Squirrel
  • Jonathan Swift - Baucis and Philemon
  • Thomas Tickell - Oxford
  • Matthew Tindal - The Rights of the Christian Church Asserted
  • Ned Ward - The London Spy

New drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  2. ^ Redgrave, Corin (2003-09-11). "My season with Sam". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  3. ^ Rivers, Isabel (2004). "Watts, Isaac (1674–1748)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/28888. Retrieved 2011-12-09.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)