Long as in Freedom's Cause the wise contend,, about the Boston Massacre
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.''
Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).
William Billings, The New England Psalm-Singer
"America: or, A Poem on the Settlement of the British Colonies"
John Trumbull, "An Essay on the Uses and Advantages of the Fine Arts"
"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.
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
Martin Wieland, Graces, Germany
Voltaire, Épître à l'Auteur du Livre des Trois Imposteurs ("Letter to the author of The Three Impostors"); France
1770 in poetry Wikipedia
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
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.
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
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