1731 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1728
1729
1730
1731
1732
1733
1734

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

Events[edit]

Works published[edit]

Colonial America[edit]

  • Ebenezer Cooke, attributed, The Maryland Muse, a collection, including "The History of Colonel Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion"[3]
  • Richard Lewis, Food for Criticks, criticizing fellow American colonists for not respecting and revering the land as the Indians did[3]
  • John Seccomb, "Father Abbey's Will", popular, humorous verse, written when the author was a student at Harvard, about one of the college's custodians and bed-makers; it prompts a sequel, "A Letter of Courtship", addressed to Father Abbey's widow from a custodian at Yale, an example of the rivalry between the two early schools[3]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Nicholas Amhurst, writing under the pen name "Caleb D'Anvers", A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions[1]
  • Samuel Boyse, Translations and Poems Written on Several Subjects[1]
  • Robert Dodsley:
    • An Epistle from a Footman in London to the Celebrated Stephen Duck, published anonymously[1]
    • A Sketch of the Miseries of Poverty, anonymous[1]
  • Aaron Hill, Advice to the Poets[1]
  • Alexander Pope, An Epistle to the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Burlington, also known later as The Epistle "Of Taste" (see also Bramston, The Man of Taste 1733[1]
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Poems on Several Occasions. By the R. H. the E. of R., London, posthumous[4]

Births[edit]

Memorial to Daniel Defoe, who died this year, Bunhill Fields, London

Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

Deaths[edit]

Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  2. ^ "Timeline: Literature". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  3. ^ a b c Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books.
  4. ^ "John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647 - 1680)". Poetry Foundation. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  5. ^ Grun, Bernard (1991) [1946]. The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). p. 328.