1770 in poetry

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Long as in Freedom's Cause the wise contend,
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.''

"On the Affray in King Street, on the Evening of the 5th of March, 1770, about the Boston Massacre

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Works published[edit]

Colonial America[edit]

  • William Billings, The New England Psalm-Singer[1]
  • William Livingsotn:
    • "A Soliloquy"[1]
    • "America: or, A Poem on the Settlement of the British Colonies"[1]
  • John Trumbull, "An Essay on the Uses and Advantages of the Fine Arts"[1]
  • 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[2]
    • 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.[3]

United Kingdom[edit]

The Death of Chatterton, 1856, by Henry Wallis, the most famous image of Thomas Chatterton in the 19th century. The English poet and forger committed suicide on August 24, at the age of 17. (The figure of the poet was modelled by the young George Meredith)

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Births[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ a b c d e Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  5. ^ Thomas, Calvin, A History of German Literature, New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1909, retrieved December 14, 2009