1648 in poetry

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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

— First lines from Robert Herrick's To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, first published this year

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Works published[edit]

Title page of Robert Herrick's, Hesperides

Great Britain[edit]

  • Joseph Beaumont, Psyche; or, Loves Mysterie, In XX Canto's[1]
  • Richard Corbet, Poetica Stromata; or, A Collection of Sundry Peices [sic] in Poetry, the second edition of Certain Elegant Poems 1647, (see also Poems 1672)[1]
  • William Davenant, London, King Charles his Augusta, or, City Royal, of the founders, the names, and oldest honours of that City
  • Sir Richard Fanshawe, Il Pastor Fido the Faithfull Shepherd, entirely written by Fanshawe; intended as an addition to his translation of Giovanni Battista Guarini's Il Pastor Fido 1647[1]
  • Robert Herrick, Hesperides; or, The Works both Humane and Divine of Robert Herrick Esq., in two parts, secular and religious, the later with its own title page, with the title His Noble Numbers; or, His Pious Pieces; includes "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"; the book states it was published in 1647, but it was published this year[1]
  • George Wither, writing under the pen name "Terrae-Filius", Prosopopoeia Britannica



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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Grun, Bernard, The Timetables of History, third edition, 1991 (original book, 1946), page 324
  3. ^ Kravitz, Nathaniel, "3,000 Years of Hebrew Literature", Chicago: Swallow Press Inc., 1972,