1685 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1682
1683
1684
1685
1686
1687
1688

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

Events[edit]

Works published[edit]

Portrait of Edmund Waller, by John Riley, circa 1685

Great Britain[edit]

  • Henry Bold, translator, Latine Songs, with their English: and Poems, includes "Chevy Chase", a ballad, and Sir John Suckling's poem "Why so pale and wan fond lover?"[1]
  • John Cutts, (later Baron Cutts), La Muse de Cavalier; or, An Apology for such gentleman as make poetry their diversion, not their business in a letter by a scholar of Mars to one of Apollo,[2] published anonymously[1]
  • Sir William Davenant, The Seventh and Last Canto of the Third Book of Gondibert, published posthumously (see Gondibert 1651)[1]
  • John Dryden and Jacob Tonson, Sylvae; or, The Second Part of Poetical Miscellanies, the second in a series of miscellanies published by Tonson; has translations from Virgil, Lucretius, Theocritus and Horace, mostly by Dryden (see also Miscellany Poems 1684, Examen Poeticum 1693, Annual Miscellany 1694, Poetical Miscellanies: Fifth Part 1704, Sixth Part 1709)[1]
  • Nahum Tate, Poems by Several Hands, and on Several Occasions[1]
  • Edmund Waller, Divine Poems[1]
  • Samuel Wesley, Maggots; or, Poems on Several Subjects, Never Before Handled, published anonymously[1]
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Poems on Several Occasions. Written by a late Person of Honour, London: Printed for A. Thorncome, posthumously published[3]

English verses on the death of Charles II and coronation of James II[edit]

Charles II of England died on February 6; James II of England was crowned on April 23:

Portrait of Nalan Xingde, by Yu Zhiding, circa 1685

Other[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 g h i j k l m Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Clark, Alexander Frederick Bruce, Boileau+and+the+French+Classical+Critics+in+England&source=bl&ots=riSMnwEyAN&sig=vIZFHRatSiUEVSYrihbIOzCp4tA&hl=en&ei=XkJ3S_aHEMvf8QaOmOHDCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false Boileau and the French Classical Critics in England (1660-1830), p 4, Franklin, Burt, 1971, ISBN 978-0-8337-4046-5, retrieved via Google Books on February 13, 2010
  3. ^ 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. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press