1723 in literature

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The year 1723 in literature involved some significant events and new books.

Events[edit]

New books[edit]

New drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Elegy on the deplorable Death of Elizabeth Murray Sister to Sir William Murray of Newtoun barb'rously murdered by her Husband Thomas Kincaid younger of Gogar-Mains, March 29th 1723 (anonymous broadsheet)
  • Sir Richard Blackmore - Alfred: an epick poem
  • David Mallet - William and Margaret
  • William Meston - Knight of the Kirk
  • Ambrose Philips - Ode on the Death of William, Earl of Cowper
  • Matthew Prior
    • Down-Hall
    • The Turtle and the Sparrow
  • Allan Ramsay - The Tea-Table Miscellany, i
  • Ned Ward - Nuptial Dialogues and Debates, 3rd ed.

Non-fiction[edit]

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