1652 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1649
1650
1651
1652
1653
1654
1655

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

Events[edit]

  • English poet John Milton loses the last of his eyesight during the year; his first wife Mary (née Powell, 1625) dies on May 5.
  • A translation by Saiyid Aidarus of the Arabic religious poem "Hamziya" is the earliest known written example of Swahili literature.[1]

Works published[edit]

  • Edward Benlowes, Theophila; or, Loves Sacrifice, including some Latin poetry and translations[2]
  • Richard Crashaw, Carmen Deo Nostro, Te Decet Hymnus: Sacred poems, containing poems from Steps to the Temple 1646, and new poetry[2]
  • Sir Richard Fanshawe, Selected Parts of Horace, Prince of Lyricks, published anonymously; Latin and English verse on facing pages[2]
  • John Hall, translator, Of the Height of Eloquence by Longinus (a work now known in English as On the Sublime)[3]
  • John Phillips published a Latin reply to the anonymous attack on John Milton entitled Pro Rege et populo anglicano

Works incorrectly dated this year[edit]

  • Anonymous, A Hermeticall Banquet, published in 1651, according to The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, although the book states "1652"; some attribute the book to James Howell, others to Thomas Vaughan[2]

Births[edit]

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

Deaths[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to the scholar Jan Knappert.
  2. ^ a b c d Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Clark, Alexander Frederick Bruce, Boileau and the French Classical Critics in England (1660-1830), p 375, Franklin, Burt, 1971, ISBN 978-0-8337-4046-5, retrieved via Google Books on February 11, 2010