1651 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

  • Anonymous, A Hermeticall Banquet, published this year, although the book states "1652"; some attribute the book to James Howell, others to Thomas Vaughan[1]
  • William Bosworth, The shaft and Lost Lovers[1]
  • John Cleveland, Poems, this "sixth edition" has 28 poems, including 23 from the fifth edition of The Character of a London Diurnall 1647 and an additional prose work, "The Character of a Country Committee-Man, with the Ear-Mark of a Sequestrator"; many more editions followed[1]
  • Sir William Davenant, Gondibert: An heroick poem, also known simply as Gondibert, including Davenant's "Preface to his most honour’d friend Mr. Hobs" and "The Answer of Mr. Hobbes to Sir William D’Avenant’s Preface before Gondibert" by Thomas Hobbes, to whom the book is dedicated; also including commendatory verses by Edmund Waller and Abraham Cowley (first published in 1650 unfinished, then published again this year; the official second edition in 1653 includes verses by Davenant's friends; see also The Seventh and Last Canto' [...] of Gondibert 1685[1])
  • 'A Scholler in Oxford', Newes from the Dead, or a True and Exact Narration of the Miraculous Deliverance of Anne Greene; whereunto are prefixed certain Poems casually written upon that subject, includes Latin verses by Christopher Wren
  • Sir Edward Sherburne, Salmacis. Lyrian & Sylvia. Forsaken Lydia. The Rape of Helen., the book was also published in another edition this year, titled Poems and Translations, Amorous, Lusory, Morall, Divine[1]
  • Henry Vaughan, Olor Iscanus: A collection of some select poems, and translations, includes four prose translations[1]
  • Sir Henry Wotton, Reliquiae Wottonianae: Or, a collection of lives, letters, poems, poetry and prose, including "The Life of Sir Henry Wotton" by Izaak Walton; posthumously published[1]



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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: : America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books