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1747 in poetry

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Works published

  • Sir William Blackstone, The Panthion, published anonymously, attribution uncertain
  • William Dunkin, Boeotia
  • Philip Francis, A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace, parallel Latin and English texts; first collected edition (originally published in separate parts: The Odes, Epodes and Carmen Seculare of Horace 1743)
  • Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (text), published anonymously (see quotation, above)
  • Charlotte Lennox, Poems on Several Occasions
  • William Livingston, Philosophic Solitude; or, The Choice of a Rural Life, celebrating rural life and nature; the book would go through five printings in the author's life; English Colonial America
  • David Mallet, Amyntor and Theodora; or, The Hermit
  • William Mason, Musaeus, a Monody to the memory of Pope, published anonymously; written in imitation of John Milton's Lycidas
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Six Town Eclogues, with some other Poems
  • Samuel Niles, A Brief and Plain Essay on God's Wonder Working Providence for New-England [. . .], a verse account of the battle of Louisburg in Nova Scotia, described as a sign of God's favor for the victors; English Colonial America
  • Josiah Relph, A Miscellany of Poems
  • Tobias Smollett, Reproof: A satire, published anonymously; a sequel to Advice 1746
  • Thomas Warton, the younger, The Pleasures of Melancholy, published anonymously
  • Works wrongly dated as 1747

  • William Collins, Odes on Several Descriptive and Allegoric Subjects, published 1746, although the book is dated this year
  • Births

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

  • January 12 – Susanna Blamire (died 1794), English poet and writer of Lallans songs
  • January 15 – John Aikin (died 1822), English doctor, writer and poet
  • February 19 – Heinrich Leopold Wagner (died 1779), German writer and poet
  • June 24 – John O'Keeffe (died 1833), Irish dramatist and poet
  • October 31 – Johann Karl Wezel (also "Carl"; died 1819), German poet, writer and educator
  • December 22 – Johann Jakob Thill (died 1772), German
  • December 31 – Gottfried August Bürger (see subsection below)
  • Birthdate of Gottfried August Bürger

    Gottfried August Bürger (died 1794), German poet and author who wrote stories about Baron von Munchhausen, preferred to think of himself as being born on January 1, 1748, and so celebrated his birthdays on that date. His tombstone is inscribed with it, and many scholars have agreed with him over the generations. Many other scholars, including many modern sources, give December 31, 1747, as the day of birth, as birth records state.


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

  • January 16 – Barthold Heinrich Brockes (born 1680), German poet
  • August – Leonard Welsted (born 1688), English poet and "dunce" in Alexander Pope's writings (both in The Dunciad and in Peri Bathos)
  • Also:
  • Benjamin Colman (born 1673), English Colonial American clergyman and poet
  • Thomas Gilbert
  • References

    1747 in poetry Wikipedia