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1748 in poetry

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1748 in poetry

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United Kingdom

  • Mark Akenside, An Ode to the Earl of Huntingdon
  • Robert Dodsley, editor, first three volumes of A Collection of Poems (1748–58), Volume 2 includes Thomas Gray's "Ode [on the Spring]", "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" and "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" (first published separately 1747)
  • William Kenrick, The Town
  • Mary Leapor, Poems upon Several Occasions (1748–51), posthumous
  • Ambrose Philips, Pastorals, Epistles, Odes and Other Original Poems
  • Thomas Sheridan, The Simile; or, Woman: a Cloud, published posthumously
  • James Thomson, The Castle of Indolence: An Allegorical Poem. Written in Imitation of Spenser., a mock-Spenserian poem; published by Andrew Millar (see also "Deaths", below)
  • Thomas Warton, the elder, Poems on Several Occasions, published posthumously, edited by Joseph Warton, who also included two of his own odes
  • Other

  • Johann Jakob Bodmer, Proben der alten schwäbischen Poesie des dreyzehnten Jahrhunderts. Aus der Manessischen Sammlung, German-language anthology published in Switzerland
  • Births

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

  • January 1 (disputed — see explanation here) – Gottfried August Bürger (died 1794), German poet
  • June 14 – Henry Alline (died 1784), American-born Canadian preacher and hymn-writer
  • October 13 – Henry Livingston, Jr. (died 1828), American farmer and poet; his family later claim he, not Clement Moore, is the author of "The Night Before Christmas"
  • December 21 – Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (died 1776), German poet and lyricist
  • Also – Hugh Henry Brackenridge (died 1816), Scottish-born American writer, poet, lawyer, judge and Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice
  • Deaths

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

  • February 21 – Antoine Danchet (born 1671), French playwright, librettist and dramatic poet
  • April 13 – Christopher Pitt (born 1699), English poet and translator
  • August 27 – James Thomson, 47 (born 1700), Scottish-born poet and playwright, author of the words to "Rule Britannia!"
  • November 25 – Isaac Watts (born 1674), English "Father of English Hymnody"
  • Also – Mohammed Awzal (born 1670), Moroccan religious Berber poet
  • References

    1748 in poetry Wikipedia