1740 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1737
1738
1739
1740
1741
1742
1743
When Britain first, at Heaven's command
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

—first stanza of James Thomson's "Rule, Britannia", written for the masque Alfred

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  1. ^ Web page titled "The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections/Dixon, Sarah", McMaster University Library website, retrieved February 4, 2010
  2. ^ a b c Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ Grun, Bernard, The Timetables of History, third edition, 1991 (original book, 1946), page 340