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1718 in poetry

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1718 in poetry

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



  • Laurence Eusden made British Poet Laureate
  • Works published

  • Joseph Addison:
  • Poems on Several Occasions, published this year, although the book states "1719"
  • The Resurrection, Latin poetry by Addison with an English translation attributed to Nicholas Amhurst
  • Nicholas Amhurst
  • Protestant Popery; or, The Convocation (part of the Bangorian Controversy)
  • See The Resurrection, above
  • Cotton Mather, Psalterium Americanum: The Book of Psalms in a Translation Exactly Conformed unto the Original, but All in Blank Verse, a translation in blank verse, with his analysis of poetry, English Colonial America
  • Alexander Pope, translator, Homer's Iliad, Volume IV (Books 13–16) this year, preceded by Volume I (Books 1–4) in 1715, Volume II (Books 5–8) in 1716, Volume III (Books 9–12) in 1717 and to be followed by Volume V (Books 17–21) and Volume VI (Books 22–24), both in 1720
  • Allan Ramsay, Scots Songs (see also Scots Songs 1719)
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Remains of the Right Honourable John, Earl of Rochester. Being Satyrs, Songs, and Poems; Never before Published. From a Manuscript found in a Gentleman's Library that was Contemporary with him, London: Printed for Tho. Dryar & sold by T. Harbin, W. Chetwood & the booksellers of London & Westminster, posthumous
  • Births

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

  • November 28 – Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht, (died 1763), Swedish poet, feminist and salon-hostess
  • date unknown
  • Ramprasad Sen (died 1775), Shakta poet of Bengal
  • Deaths

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

  • February 18 – Peter Anthony Motteux (born 1663), English playwright, translator, editor, author and poet
  • December 6 – Nicholas Rowe (born 1674), English poet and dramatist
  • October 24 – Thomas Parnell (born 1679), Irish poet and clergyman, member of the Scriblerus Club
  • date not known – Gaspard Abeille (born 1648), French lyric and tragic poet
  • date not known – Wu Li (born 1632), Chinese landscape painter and poet
  • References

    1718 in poetry Wikipedia

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