1679 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

  • Abraham Cowley, A Poem on the late Civil War[2]
  • "Ephelia", a pen name, possibly Joan Philips, Female Poems on Several Occasions, published in an expanded edition in 1682 with new material — possibly all the new material — by other poets, including John Wilmot, earl of Rochester[2]
  • Benjamin Keach, Garnets Ghost[2]
  • John Oldham:
    • Garnets Ghost[2]
    • A Satyr Against Vertue, published anonymously (reprinted in Satyres Upon the Jesuits 1681)[2]
  • John Phillips, Jockey's Downfall: A poem on the late total defeat given to the Scottish Covenanters[2]
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester:
    • Artemisa to Cloe. A Letter from a Lady in the Town, to a Lady in the Country; Concerning The Loves of the Town By a Person of Quality, a broadside, London[3]
    • A Letter from Artemiza in the Town, to Chloë in the Country, written anonymously "By a Person of Honour", a broadside, London[3]
    • A Satyr Against Mankind, written anonymously "By a Person of Honour", a broadside, London[3]
    • Upon Nothing. A Poem. By a Person of Honour, a broadside, London[3]
    • A Very Heroical Epistle from My Lord All-Pride to Dol-Common, London[3]


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


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sutherland, John; Fender, Stephen (2011). "18 December – Dryden mugged". Love, Sex, Death & Words: surprising tales from a year in literature. London: Icon Books. pp. 479–80. ISBN 978-184831-247-0. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ a b c d e Web page titled "John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647 - 1680)" at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved April 11, 2009. Archived 2009-05-02 at WebCite 2009-05-02.
  4. ^ Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books