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1846 in poetry

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  • c. May 22 – The Brontë sisters' first published work, the collection Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, is issued in London. It sells just two copies in the first year.
  • September 12 – Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning marry privately in St Marylebone Parish Church, London, departing for the continent a week later.
  • United Kingdom

  • William Barnes, Poems, Partly of Rural Life
  • Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë, Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell
  • Robert Browning, Luria: a Tragedy; a Soul's Tragedy, volume 8 of Bells and Pomegranates (see also Bells and Pomegranates 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, and 1845)
  • John Burgon, Petra: a poem, to which a few short poems are now added
  • Henry Cary, Lives of English Poets, from Johnson to Kirke White, verse first published in the London Magazine from 1821 to 1824
  • Thomas Hood, Poems
  • John Keble, Lyra Innocentium: Thoughts in verse on Christian children
  • Edward Lear, writing under the pen name "Derry Down Derry", A Book of Nonsense, also illustrated by Lear; expanded in 1855, 1861, 1863 etc. (See also, Nonsense Songs 1870, dated 1871, More Nonsense 1872, Laughable Lyrics 1877
  • United States

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes:
  • Urania: A Rhymed Lesson
  • Poems
  • Elijah Kellogg, Spartacus to the Gladiators
  • Henry Morford, The Rest of Don Juan
  • John Godfrey Saxe, Progress: A Satirical Poem
  • William Gilmore Simms, Areytos, or Songs of the South
  • John Greenleaf Whittier, Voices of Freedom
  • Works published in other languages

  • Aleardo Aleardi, Lettere a Maria ("Letters to Mary"), Italy
  • Gottfried Keller, Gedichte
  • Births

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

  • April 4 – Comte de Lautréamont, pen name of Isidore Lucien Ducasse (died 1870), French
  • April 24 – Marcus Clarke (died 1881), Australian novelist and poet
  • May 25 – Naim Frashëri (died 1900), Albanian
  • August 17 – Alexander MacGregor Rose (died 1898), Scottish-born Canadian
  • August 28 – G. H. Gibson, "Ironbark" (died 1921), Australian
  • September 26 – Mary Hannay Foott (died 1918), Australian
  • October 9 – Holger Drachmann (died 1908), Danish
  • October 27 – Katherine Harris Bradley, half of "Michael Field" (died 1914), English
  • Deaths

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

  • January 7 – John Hookham Frere (born 1769), English
  • February 14 (probable date) – Standish O'Grady (born before 1793), Irish-Canadian poet and priest
  • April 11 – Barron Field (born 1786), Anglo-Australian
  • May 14 – Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton (born 1759), American
  • November 23 – George Darley (born 1795), Irish-born
  • References

    1846 in poetry Wikipedia

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