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1738 in poetry

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1738 in poetry

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Events

  • During a visit to Morpeth this year, poet Mark Akenside gets the idea for his long didactic poem, The Pleasures of the Imagination, published in 1744.
  • United Kingdom

  • Mark Akenside, A British Philippic, published anonymously
  • John Banks, Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose
  • Mather Byles, On the Death of the Queen, English, Colonial America
  • Elizabeth Carter, Poems Upon Particular Occasions, published anonymously
  • Robert Dodsley, The Art of Preaching, published anonymously
  • John Gay, Fables: Volume the Second (see also Fables 1727)
  • Samuel Johnson, London, A Poem, on the Third Satire of Juvenal
  • Alexander Pope:
  • The First Epistle of the First Book of Horace Imitated
  • The Sixth Epistle of the First Book of Horace Imitated
  • One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight
  • One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight: Dialogue II
  • The Universal Prayer
  • (see also Pope and Swift, below)
  • Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford (later Duchess of Somerset), writing as "The Right Hon. the Countess of ****", The Story of Inkle and Yarrico, includes "An Epistle From Yarrico to Inkle, after he had left her in slavery", an imitation of Alexander Pope's "Eloisa to Abelard", a part of his Works 1717)
  • Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, An Imitation of the Sixth Satire of the Second Book of Horace, Pope's contribution was anonymous; Part 1, by Swift, had previously appeared in Miscellanies, "The Last Volume" (that is, Volume 3) 1727
  • Jonathan Swift (see also Pope and Swift above), "The Beasts' Confession"
  • and Alexander Pope, An Imitation of the Sixth Satire of the Second Book of Horace
  • James Thomson, The Works of Mr. Thomson
  • John Wesley, A Collection of Psalms and Hymns (first published in Charlestown 1737, see also A Collection of Psalms and Hymns 1741)
  • Other

  • Johann Jakob Bodmer, Critical Disquisition on the Wonderful in Poetry, a defense of John Milton; German-language, Switzerland
  • Births

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

  • February 9 (bapt.) – Mary Whateley (married name: Darwall) (died 1825), English poet and playwright
  • May 9 – John Wolcot (died 1819), English satirist and poet
  • May 27 – Moritz August von Thümmel (died 1817), German humorist and satirical author
  • June 5 (bapt.) – Erika Liebman (died 1803), Swedish poet and academic
  • June 16 – Johann Christoph Krauseneck (died 1799), German composer and poet
  • November 8 – Barbara Catharina Mjödh (died 1776), Swedish poet
  • December 4 – Karl Friedrich Kretschmann (died 1809), German poet, playwright and storyteller
  • Deaths

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

  • April – Penelope Aubin (born c. 1679), English novelist and translator
  • August 2 – Ueshima Onitsura (born 1661), Japanese haiku poet
  • December 19 – Philip Frowde (born c. 1679), English poet and playwright
  • References

    1738 in poetry Wikipedia


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