1752 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 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.
- Lewis Hallam opens a tour of north America with his brother William's company at Williamsburg, Virginia, with Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
- Library at Melk Abbey in Lower Austria completed.
- Charlotte Lennox – The Female Quixote
- Voltaire – Histoire du docteur Akakia et du natif de Saint-Malo
- Samuel Foote – Taste
- 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
- 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`
- 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 dates
- May 14 – Appin Murder in Scotland inspires Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Kidnapped (1886).
- September–December – Jovan Šević's migration to Slavo-Serbia inspires Miloš Crnjanski's novel Сеобе (Seobe, "Migrations", 1929).
- Poetical Works p. 443.