1707 in literature
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The year 1707 in literature involved some significant events.
- May 1 - The new sovereign state of Great Britain comes into being as a result of the Acts of Union which combine the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into a single realm under Queen Anne, with the support of Daniel Defoe and John Arbuthnot.
- September 9 - Richard Steele marries Mary Scurlock – one of the most famous literary marriages of all time, thanks to their correspondence.
- Controversial publisher Edmund Curll announces to the press that he will publish Matthew Prior's Poems on Several Occasions –- even though the rights belong to someone else.
- Richard Baxter - The Poetical Works of the Late Richard Baxter
- Thomas Brown - The Works of Mr Thomas Brown
- Anthony Collins - Essay Concerning the Use of Reason
- Jean de Beaugué - Histoire de la guerre d'Ecosse (translation by Patrick Abercromby)
- Thomas D'Urfey - Stories, Moral and Comical
- Laurence Echard - The History of England vol. 1
- Aaron Hart - Urim v'tumim (the first book printed in Hebrew in London)
- Delarivière Manley - The Lady's Pacquet of Letters (fiction)
- Isaac Newton - Arithmetica Universalis
- John Oldmixon - The Muses Mercury (periodical)
- Matthäus Schiner, A Philippick Oration to Incite the English Against the French (translated by John Toland)
- Jonathan Swift - A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind
- Matthew Tindal - A Defence of the Rights of the Christian Church (seq. to 1706 work)
- Catherine Trotter - A Discourse Concerning a Guide in Controversies
- Isaac Watts - Hymns and Spiritual Songs (frequently reprinted thereafter)
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester - The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Earls of Rochester and Roscommon
- Dr. Thomas Smith - Vitæ quorundam Eruditissimorum et Illustrium Virorum
- Joseph Addison - Rosamund (opera)
- Susanna Centlivre - The Platonick Lady
- Colley Cibber
- George Farquhar - The Beaux' Stratagem
- Peter Anthony Motteux - Thomyris, Queen of Scythia (opera)
- Nicholas Rowe - The Royal Convert
- Nahum Tate - Injur'd Love (an adaptation of Webster's The White Devil)
- Samuel Cobb - Poems on Several Occasions
- John Pomfret - Quae Rara, Chara (poem)
- Nahum Tate - The Triumph of Union
- January 13 - John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork, writer (died 1762)
- February 14 - Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French novelist (died 1777)
- February 25 - Carlo Goldoni, Venetian dramatist (died 1793)
- April 22 - Henry Fielding, English novelist (died 1754)
- August 14 - Johann August Ernesti, philologist (died 1781)
- September 7 - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French philosopher (died 1788)
- December 18 Charles Wesley, Church of England clergyman and one of the architects of Methodism
- January 20 - Humphrey Hody, theologian (born 1659)
- April 20 - George Farquhar, dramatist (born 1677)
- June 23 - John Mill, theologian (born c.1645)
- September 15 - George Stepney, British poet and diplomat (born 1663)
- September 23 - John Tutchin, controversialist, journalist, and "literary dunce"
- September 24 - Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (born 1642)
- December 27 - Jean Mabillon, the founder of palaeography (born 1632)
- date unknown - Alexandre Exquemelin, pirate author (born c.1645)
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Gow, Andrew Colin (2004). "Hart, Aaron (1670–1756)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2011-12-09. (subscription or UK public library membership required)