1770 in poetry
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1767 1768 1769 -1770- 1771 1772 1773
... 1774 . 1775 . 1776 . 1777 . 1778 . 1779 . 1780 ...
In literature: 1767 1768 1769 -1770- 1771 1772 1773
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Long as in Freedom's Cause the wise contend,"On the Affray in King Street, on the Evening of the 5th of March, 1770, about the Boston Massacre
Dear to your unity shall Fame extend;
While to the World, the letter's Stone shall tell,
How Caldwell, Attucks, Gray and Mav'rick fell.''
- William Billings, The New England Psalm-Singer
- William Livingsotn:
- John Trumbull, "An Essay on the Uses and Advantages of the Fine Arts"
- Phillis Wheatley:
- "On the Affray in King Street, on the Evening of the 5th of March, 1770" about the Boston Massacre which had taken place near Wheatley's home
- an elegy to George Whitefield that received widespread acclaim. It was published within weeks of his death as a broadside in Boston, then in Newport, Rhode Island, then four more times in Boston and a dozen more times in New York, Philadelphia and Newport. It was published in London in 1771.
- John Armstrong, Miscellanies, poetry and prose by a physician writer
- Michael Bruce, Poems on Several Occasions
- Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes, editor, Ancient Scottish Poems, an anthology
- Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village, published in May
- Thomas Warton, Inquiry into the Authenticity of the Rowley Poems, criticism
- William Woty, Poetical Works
- Martin Wieland, Graces, Germany
- Voltaire, Épître à l'Auteur du Livre des Trois Imposteurs ("Letter to the author of The Three Impostors"); France
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- March 20 – Friedrich Hölderlin (died 1843), German
- April 7 – William Wordsworth, English poet (died 1850)
- April 11 – George Canning (died 1827), English politician and statesman who became prime minister and wrote poetry
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- June 21 – Charlotta Frölich, Swedish writer (born 1698)
- June 23 – Mark Akenside (born 1721), 48, British poet and physician
- August 24 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet and forger of medieval poetry (born 1752), suicide by arsenic poisoning rather than death by starvation at the young age of 17. Although his death was little noticed at the time, he was later an icon of unacknowledged genius for the Romantics.
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- Sturm und Drang (the conventional translation is "Storm and Stress"; a more literal translation, however, might be "storm and urge", "storm and longing", "storm and drive" or "storm and impulse"), a movement in German literature (including poetry) and music from the late 1760s through the early 1780s
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- Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
- Gates, Henry Louis Jr. (2003). The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers, New York: Basic Civitas Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01850-5, p. 20
- Gates, Henry Louis Jr. (2003). The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers, New York: Basic Civitas Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01850-5, p. 21, 22
- Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
- Thomas, Calvin, A History of German Literature, New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1909, retrieved December 14, 2009