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1770 in poetry

Long as in Freedom's Cause the wise contend,
Dear to your unity shall Fame extend;
While to the World, the letter's Stone shall tell,
How Caldwell, Attucks, Gray and Mav'rick fell.''


, about the Boston Massacre

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

Colonial America

  • William Billings, The New England Psalm-Singer
  • William Livingsotn:
  • "A Soliloquy"
  • "America: or, A Poem on the Settlement of the British Colonies"
  • John Trumbull, "An Essay on the Uses and Advantages of the Fine Arts"
  • Phillis Wheatley:
  • "On the Affray in King Street, on the Evening of the 5th of March, 1770" about the Boston Massacre which had taken place near Wheatley's home
  • an elegy to George Whitefield that received widespread acclaim. It was published within weeks of his death as a broadside in Boston, then in Newport, Rhode Island, then four more times in Boston and a dozen more times in New York, Philadelphia and Newport. It was published in London in 1771.
  • United Kingdom

  • John Armstrong, Miscellanies, poetry and prose by a physician writer
  • Michael Bruce, Poems on Several Occasions
  • Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes, editor, Ancient Scottish Poems, an anthology
  • Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village, published in May
  • Thomas Warton, Inquiry into the Authenticity of the Rowley Poems, criticism
  • William Woty, Poetical Works
  • Other

  • Martin Wieland, Graces, Germany
  • Voltaire, Épître à l'Auteur du Livre des Trois Imposteurs ("Letter to the author of The Three Impostors"); France
  • Births

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

  • March 20 – Friedrich Hölderlin (died 1843), German
  • April 7 – William Wordsworth (died 1850), English Poet Laureate
  • April 11 – George Canning (died 1827), English prime minister and occasional poet
  • December 9 bapt. – James Hogg (died 1835), Scottish poet and novelist writing in both Scots and English
  • Deaths

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

  • June 21 – Charlotta Frölich, Swedish writer (born 1698)
  • June 23 – Mark Akenside (born 1721), 48, British poet and physician
  • August 24 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet and forger of medieval poetry (born 1752), suicide by arsenic poisoning rather than death by starvation at the young age of 17. Although his death was little noticed at the time, he was later an icon of unacknowledged genius for the Romantics.
  • Also:
  • Friedrich Carl Casimir von Creuz (born 1724), German
  • Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (born c.1698), Scottish Gaelic poet
  • Kunchan Nambiar (born 1705), Malayalam language poet, performer, satirist
  • References

    1770 in poetry Wikipedia