1695 in poetry

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Great Britain[edit]

  • Joseph Addison, A Poem to His Majesty[1]
  • Sir Richard Blackmore, Prince Arthur[1]
  • Colley Cibber, A Poem on the Death of Our Late Sovereign Lady, Queen Mary, on the death of Mary II[1]
  • John Dennis, The Court of Death, on the death of Mary II;[1] the preface contains a discussion on the genre of the ode, Dennis' longest[2]
  • John Dryden, "Parallel of Poetry and Painting", criticism; an essay prefacing Dryden's translation of Du Fresnoy's De Arte Graphica[3]
  • John Milton, The Poetical Works of Mr. John Milton, edited by Patrick Hume[1] and published by Jacob Tonson, who had bought the rights to the work, this was the first annotated edition of Paradise Lost.[4]
  • Matthew Prior, An English Ballad: In answer to Mr. Despreaux's Pindaresque ode on the taking of Namure, "Despreaux" refers to Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux; in this edition the text of Despreaux's Ode sur la prise de Namur was given in French on pages opposite Prior's verse;[1] published anonymously by Jacob Tonson. Prior's friend, Sir William Trumbull, wrote to him, "I see no reason why the author should be ashamed of battering Boileau's poem and reducing it, any more than we the castle, since it is our honour that everything that concerns Namur be on our side." Samuel Johnson would later write about this work: "The burlesque of Boileau's Ode on Namur has, in some parts, such airiness and levity as will always procure it readers, even among those who cannot compare it with the original."[5]
  • Richard Steele, printed anonymously with author identified as "a gentleman of the army", The Procession: A poem on Her Majesties funeral[1]
  • Edward Ward, Female Policy Detected; or, The Arts of a Designing Woman Laid Open[1]

Other languages[edit]


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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Paul, Harry Gilbert, John Dennis: His Life and Criticism, p 175, New York: Columbia University Press, 1911, retrieved via Google Books on February 11, 2010
  3. ^ Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 52, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")
  4. ^ Mack, Maynard, Alexander Pope: A Life, Chapter 6, p 122, 1985 (but copyright 1986), first New York edition (also published simultaneously in London): W. W. Norton & Company "in association with Yale University Press / New Haven - London" ISBN 0-393-02208-0
  5. ^ 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 22, Franklin, Burt, 1971, ISBN 978-0-8337-4046-5, retrieved via Google Books on February 13, 2010

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