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1745 in poetry

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1745 in poetry

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  • With the death of Jonathan Swift, the age of Augustan poetry ends at about this time.
  • End of the Scriblerus Club
  • Works published

  • John Adams, Poems on Several Occasions, Biblical verse paraphrases, devotional works and nonreligious poems; English Colonial America
  • Mark Akenside, Odes on Several Subjects, published anonymously
  • John Brown, An Essay on Satire: Occasion'd by the death of Mr. Pope, published anonymously; Alexander Pope died May 30, 1744
  • John Gilbert Cooper, The Power of Harmony, published anonymously
  • Charles Jennens, Belshazzar: An oratorio, verse and music; performed in March; music by Handel
  • Samuel Madden, Boulter's Monument, "Assisted by Samuel Johnson", according to The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature
  • Moses Mendes, translator, Henry and Blanche; or, The Revengful Marriage, from the French of Alain-Rene Lesage
  • Glocester Ridley, Jovi Eleutherio; or, An Offering to Liberty, published anonymously
  • Thomas Scott, England's Danger and Duty, published anonymously
  • William Thompson, Sickness, first two books (Book 3, 1746)
  • Births

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

  • January 18 – Caterino Mazzolà (died 1806), Italian poet and librettist
  • February 2 – Hannah More (died 1833), English religious writer, poet, play and philanthropist
  • February 20 – Henry James Pye (died 1813), English Poet Laureate
  • March 4 (bapt.) – Charles Dibdin (died 1814), English musician, dramatist, novelist, poet, actor and songwriter
  • July 5 – Carl Arnold Kortum (died 1824), German writer, poet and physician
  • July 26 – Henry Mackenzie (died 1831), Scottish novelist, writer and poet
  • October 12 – Félix María de Samaniego (died 1801), Spanish fabulist
  • October 13 (bapt.) – William Crowe (died 1829), English poet and academic
  • November 9 – William Hayley (died 1820), English poet and writer, best known as the friend and biographer of William Cowper
  • December 10 – Thomas Holcroft (died 1809), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer
  • Also – Charles Morris (died 1838), British army officer and songwriter
  • Deaths

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

  • Spring – William Meston (born 1688), Scottish poet
  • May 28 – Jonathan Richardson (born 1667), English portrait painter and poet
  • June – Pierre des Maizeaux (born 1673), French writer, translator, biographer and poet
  • September 11 – Mary Chandler (born 1687), English milliner and poet
  • October 19 – Jonathan Swift (born 1667), Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer and poet
  • November 16 – William Broome (born 1689), English poet and translator
  • References

    1745 in poetry Wikipedia

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