1752 in literature
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This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of literature during 1752.
- January 4 - Paper War of 1752–1753: in the first issue of The Covent-Garden Journal Henry Fielding starts his long-running quarrel with John Hill, by declaring war against hack writers. Tobias Smollett soon becomes involved, accusing Fielding of plagiarism.
- Thomas Sheridan introduces a version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus incorporating portions of the version by James Thomson as Coriolanus, or The Roman Matron at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin.
- Library at Melk Abbey in Lower Austria completed.
- George Ballard - Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain Who Have Been Celebrated for their Writing or Skill in the Learned Languages, Arts, and Sciences
- George Berkeley - A Miscellany
- Thomas Birch - The Life of John Tillotson
- Francis Blackburne - A Serious Inquiry into the Use and Importance of External Religion
- William Dodd - The Beauties of Shakespeare
- Henry Fielding as "Sir Alexander Drawcansir" - The Covent-Garden Journal (periodical)
- John Hawkesworth - The Adventurer (periodical)
- David Hume - Political Discourses
- William Law
- The Spirit of Love
- The Way to Divine Knowledge
- Henry St. John - Letters on the Study and Use of History
- José Francisco de Isla - Cartas de Juan de la Encina
- Diego de Torres Villarroel - Obra`
- Charlotte Lennox - The Female Quixote
- Voltaire - Histoire du docteur Akakia et du natif de Saint-Malo
- Moses Browne - The Works and Rest of the Creation
- John Byrom - Enthusiasm
- Richard Owen Cambridge - A Dialogue Between a Member of Parliament and His Servant
- Thomas Cooke - Pythagoras
- William Mason - Elfrida
- Christopher Smart - Poems
Newly published drama
- Samuel Foote - Taste
- January 3 – Johannes von Müller Swiss historian (died 1809)
- June 13 – Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (died 1840)
- November 20 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet and forger of medieval poetry (died 1770)
- September 19 – Louis Fuzelier, French dramatist (born 1672)
- October 24 – Christian Falster, Danish poet and philologist (born 1690)
- November 2 – Johann Albrecht Bengel, German New Testament commentator (born 1687)
- November 5 – Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (born 1670)
- Unknown date –Li E, Chinese poet (born 1692)
- Miloš Crnjanski's novel Сеобе (Seobe, "Migrations", 1929) is set during Jovan Šević's September–December migration to Slavo-Serbia.
- Poetical Works p. 443.