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1685 in poetry

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


Great Britain

  • Henry Bold, translator, Latine Songs, with their English: and Poems, includes "Chevy Chase", a ballad, and Sir John Suckling's poem "Why so pale and wan fond lover?"
  • John Cutts, (later Baron Cutts), La Muse de Cavalier; or, An Apology for such gentleman as make poetry their diversion, not their business in a letter by a scholar of Mars to one of Apollo, published anonymously
  • Sir William Davenant, The Seventh and Last Canto of the Third Book of Gondibert, published posthumously (see Gondibert 1651)
  • John Dryden and Jacob Tonson, Sylvae; or, The Second Part of Poetical Miscellanies, the second in a series of miscellanies published by Tonson; has translations from Virgil, Lucretius, Theocritus and Horace, mostly by Dryden (see also Miscellany Poems 1684, Examen Poeticum 1693, Annual Miscellany 1694, Poetical Miscellanies: Fifth Part 1704, Sixth Part 1709)
  • Nahum Tate, Poems by Several Hands, and on Several Occasions
  • Edmund Waller, Divine Poems
  • Samuel Wesley, Maggots; or, Poems on Several Subjects, Never Before Handled, published anonymously
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Poems on Several Occasions. Written by a late Person of Honour, London: Printed for A. Thorncome, posthumously published
  • English verses on the death of Charles II and coronation of James II

    Charles II of England died on February 6; James II of England was crowned on April 23:

  • Edmund Arwaker:
  • The Vision
  • The Second Part of The Vision, a Pindarick Ode, on the coronation of James II
  • Aphra Behn:
  • A Pindarick on the Death of Our Late Sovereign
  • A Pindarick Poem on the Happy Coronation of His Most Sacred Majesty James II
  • John Dryden, Threnodia Augustalis, on the death of Charles II
  • Thomas Otway, Windsor Castle, on the death of Charles II; Otway died in April
  • Other

  • Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German:
  • Kuhlwasser in grosser Hitze des Creutzes, hymns; published in Rudolstadt
  • Tägliches Morgen- Mittags- und Abendopfer, hymns; published in Rudolstadt
  • Cotton Mather, An Elegy [...] on Nathanael Collins, English Colonial America (Massachusetts)
  • Births

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

  • February 10 – Aaron Hill (died 1750), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer
  • June 30 – John Gay (died 1732), English poet and dramatist
  • December 17 – Thomas Tickell (died 1740), English poet and man of letters
  • Mary Barber (died 1755), English poet and member of Jonathan Swift's circle
  • Jane Brereton (died 1740), English poet notable as a correspondent to The Gentleman's Magazine
  • William Diaper (died 1717), English poet of the Augustan era
  • William Harrison (died 1713), English poet and diplomat
  • Deaths

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

  • January 18 – Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon (born 1633), Anglo-Irish poet
  • June 16 – Anne Killigrew (born 1660), English poet
  • July 1 – Nalan Xingde (born 1655), Chinese Qing Dynasty poet most famous for his ci poetry
  • October 12 – Gerard Brandt (born 1626), Dutch preacher, playwright, poet, church historian, biographer and naval historian
  • Francesc Fontanella (born 1622), Catalan poet, dramatist and priest
  • References

    1685 in poetry Wikipedia

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