1667 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1664
1665
1666
1667
1668
1669
1670

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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.[1][2][3] The first edition is published in October[2] in 10 books and sells out in eighteen months[4] (second edition, in 12 books, published 1674).[5]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Equivalent to approximately £7,400 income in 2008. "Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to Present". MeasuringWorth. 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b 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)
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "John Milton's Paradise Lost". The Morgan Library & Museum. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.