1685 in poetry

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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



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See also[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