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1723 in literature

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1723 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1723.

Contents

Events

  • Voltaire contracts smallpox.
  • The book collection of Samuel Pepys (died 1703), including his Diary, is transferred to the Pepys Library at his alma mater, Magdalene College, Cambridge, in accordance with his will.
  • Fiction

  • Penelope Aubin – The Life of Charlotta Du Pont, an English lady; taken from her own memoirs
  • Jane Barker – A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies (fiction)
  • Eliza Haywood – Idalia
  • Anton Josef Kirchweger – Aurea Catena Homeri
  • Margrethe Lasson – Den beklædte Sandhed (first novel in Danish)
  • John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham (died 1721) – The Works of John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, Marquis of Normanby, and Duke of Buckingham
  • Drama

  • Susanna Centlivre – The Artifice
  • Elijah Fenton – Marianne
  • Eliza Haywood – A Wife to be Let
  • Ludvig Holberg – Erasmus Montanus
  • Charles Johnson – Love in a Forest (adapted from As You Like It)
  • Pierre de Marivaux – La Double Inconstance
  • Ambrose Philips – Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester: a tragedy
  • Richard Steele – The Conscious Lovers
  • Poetry

  • Elegy on the deplorable Death of Elizabeth Murray Sister to Sir William Murray of Newtoun barb'rously murdered by her Husband Thomas Kincaid younger of Gogar-Mains, March 29th 1723 (anonymous broadsheet)
  • Sir Richard Blackmore – Alfred: an epick poem
  • David Mallet – William and Margaret
  • William Meston – Knight of the Kirk
  • Ambrose Philips – Ode on the Death of William, Earl of Cowper
  • Matthew Prior
  • Down-Hall
  • The Turtle and the Sparrow
  • Allan Ramsay – The Tea-Table Miscellany, i
  • Ned Ward – Nuptial Dialogues and Debates, 3rd ed.
  • Non-fiction

  • James Anderson – The Constitutions of the Free-Masons
  • Henry Baker – An Invocation of Health: a poem
  • Offspring Blackall, Bishop of Exeter (posthumously) – Collected Works
  • Bernard de Mandeville – A Search into the Nature of Society
  • Thomas Dempster (posthumous) – De Etruria regali libri VII (printed in sans-serif)
  • Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard – Cato's Letters (essays)
  • Births

  • January 21 (or June 21) – Baron d'Holbach, German-born French philosopher and encyclopedist (died 1789)
  • February 23 – Richard Price, Welsh-born philosopher (died 1791)
  • February 24 – John Burgoyne, English soldier and dramatist (died 1792)
  • June 5 (bapt.) – Adam Smith, Scottish economist (died 1790)
  • June 20 – Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (died 1816)
  • July 11 – Jean-François Marmontel, French novelist and dramatist (died 1799)
  • September 30 – William Hutton, English local historian and poet (died 1815)
  • November 8 – John Byron, English vice-admiral and memoirist (died 1786)
  • November 30 – William Livingston, American political writer and politician (died 1790)
  • December 26 – Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-born French philosopher and encyclopedist (died 1807)
  • Deaths

  • February 26 – Thomas d'Urfey, English dramatist (born 1653)
  • March 13 – René Auguste Constantin de Renneville, French Protestant poet and historian (born 1650)
  • March 15 – Johann Christian Günther, German poet (born 1695)
  • May 11 – Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (born 1656)
  • June 8 – Isaac Chayyim Cantarini, Italian poet, physician and preacher (born 1644)
  • July 28 – Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun (born 1640)
  • August 21 – Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanian author (born 1673)
  • September 23 – Jacques Basnage, French Protestant poet, linguist and preacher (born 1653)
  • December 1 – Susanna Centlivre (Susanna Carroll), English dramatist (born c. 1667–70)
  • December 17 – John Trenchard, English politician and writer (born 1662)
  • References

    1723 in literature Wikipedia


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