1662 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1659
1660
1661
1662
1663
1664
1665

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

Events[edit]

Works published[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

  • Sir Aston Cokayne, Poems, second edition of Small Poems of Divers Sorts 1658[2]
  • John Dryden, To My Lord Chancellor, Presented on New-Years-Day[2]
  • Michael Wigglesworth, "The Day of Doom or a Poetical Description of the Great and Last Judgment", a "doggerel epitome of Calvinistic theology", according to the anthology, Colonial Prose and Poetry (1903), that "attained immediately a phenomenal popularity. Eighteen hundred copies were sold within a year, and for the next century it held a secure place in [New England] Puritan households. As late as 1828 it was stated that many aged persons were still alive who could repeat it, as it had been taught them with their catechism; and the more widely one reads in the voluminous sermons of that generation, the more fair will its representation of prevailing theology in New England appear."[3]

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Births[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 14, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")
  2. ^ a b Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Trent, William P. and Wells, Benjamin W., Colonial Prose and Poetry: The Beginnings of Americanism 1650-1710, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1903 single-volume edition, pp 47-48
  4. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press