1656 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1653
1654
1655
1656
1657
1658
1659

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

Events[edit]

  • This year in England, John Phillips, a nephew of John Milton, was summoned before the privy council for his share in a book of licentious poems, Sportive Wit, which was suppressed by the authorities but almost immediately replaced by a similar collection, Wit and Drollery.
  • Hallgrímur Pétursson begins work on his Passion Hymns

Works published[edit]

Births[edit]

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

Deaths[edit]

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 193, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")
  3. ^ Dunlop, John Colin, History of Roman Literature, From Its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age, p 575, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1823, retrieved via Google Books, May 31, 2009