1738 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1735
1736
1737
1738
1739
1740
1741

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

Samuel Johnson's London proved popular enough for a second edition in the same year as the first

Events[edit]

Works published[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Mark Akenside, A British Philippic, published anonymously[1]
  • John Banks, Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose[1]
  • Mather Byles, On the Death of the Queen, English, Colonial America[2]
  • Elizabeth Carter, Poems Upon Particular Occasions, published anonymously[1]
  • Robert Dodsley, The Art of Preaching, published anonymously[1]
  • John Gay, Fables: Volume the Second (see also Fables 1727)[1]
  • Samuel Johnson, London, A Poem, on the Third Satire of Juvenal[1]
  • Alexander Pope:
    • The First Epistle of the First Book of Horace Imitated[1]
    • The Sixth Epistle of the First Book of Horace Imitated[1]
    • One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight[1]
    • One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight: Dialogue II[1]
    • The Universal Prayer[1]
    • (see also Pope and Swift, below)
  • Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford (later Duchess of Somerset), writing as "The Right Hon. the Countess of ****", The Story of Inkle and Yarrico, includes "An Epistle From Yarrico to Inkle, after he had left her in slavery", an imitation of Alexander Pope's "Eloisa to Abelard", a part of his Works 1717)[1]
  • Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, An Imitation of the Sixth Satire of the Second Book of Horace, Pope's contribution was anonymous; Part 1, by Swift, had previously appeared in Miscellanies, "The Last Volume" (that is, Volume 3) 1727[1]
  • Jonathan Swift (see also Pope and Swift above), "The Beasts' Confession"[1]
    • and Alexander Pope, An Imitation of the Sixth Satire of the Second Book of Horace[1]
  • James Thomson, The Works of Mr. Thomson[1]
  • John Wesley, A Collection of Psalms and Hymns (first published in Charlestown 1737, see also A Collection of Psalms and Hymns 1741)[1]

Other[edit]

Births[edit]

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

Deaths[edit]

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  3. ^ Thomas, Calvin, A History of German Literature, New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1909, retrieved December 14, 2009
  • [1] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto