1667 in poetry
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- April 27 – The blind, impoverished, 58-year-old John Milton seals a contract for publication of his epic poem Paradise Lost with London printer Samuel Simmons for an initial payment of £5. The first edition is published in October in 10 books and sells out in eighteen months (second edition, in 12 books, published 1674).
- Nicholas Billingsley, Thesauro-Phulakion; or, A Treasury of Divine Raptures
- Charles Cotton, Scarronides; or, Virgile Travestie published anonymously (see also Scarronides 1665, 1665)
- Jeremias de Dekker (died 1666), Lof der Geldzucht ("In praise of avarice" - satire), Dutch
- Sir John Denham, On Mr Abraham Cowley His Death, and Burial Amongst the Ancient Poets
- John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis; The Year of Wonders, 1666
- John Milton, Paradise Lost
- Katherine Phillips, Poems: By the most deservedly admired Mrs Katherine Philips the Matchless Orinda, published posthumously
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- November 30 – Jonathan Swift (died 1745), Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, and poet
- John Pomfret (died 1702), English poet and clergyman
- Wali Mohammed Wali, also known as Wali Deccani and Wali Aurangabadi (died 1707), Indian, Urdu-language poet
- Ned Ward (died 1731), English satirical writer and publican
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- May 2 (O.S.) – George Wither (born 1588), English poet and satirist
- May 14 – Georges de Scudéry (born 1601), French novelist, dramatist and poet; elder brother of Madeleine de Scudéry
- July 12 (bur.) – Jan Vos (born 1612), Dutch playwright and poet
- July 28 – Abraham Cowley (born 1618), English poet
- August 31 – Johann von Rist (born 1607), German poet, hymnodist and dramatist
- Equivalent to approximately £7,400 income in 2008. "Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to Present". MeasuringWorth. 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- Campbell, Gordon (2004). "Milton, John (1608–1674)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/18800. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
The sums involved are modest but quite normal.(subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Lindenbaum, Peter (1995). "Authors and Publishers in the Late Seventeenth Century: New Evidence on their Relations". The Library. Oxford University Press. s6-17 (3): 250–269. doi:10.1093/library/s6-17.3.250. ISSN 0024-2160.
- "John Milton's Paradise Lost". The Morgan Library & Museum. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.