1719 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Matthew Prior, about 1718
  • Joseph Addison:
    • The Old Whig. Numb. I, published anonymously on March 19[1]
    • The Old Whig. Numb. II, published anonymously on April 2[1]
  • John Durant Breval:
    • Mac-Dermot; or, The Irish Fortune-Hunter[1]
    • Ovid in Masquerade, published under the pen name "Mr. Joseph Gay" (although the pseudonym was also used by Francis Chute)[1]
  • Thomas D'Urfey, Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive, in five volumes, the first two consisting of verse written by D'Urfey, a revised edition of Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy, which had been published since 1598; after the book sold out this year, it went into a second edition under the original title (a sixth volume was added in 1720); although the pieces were meant to be sung, only the words were provided
  • Giles Jacob, The Poetical Register; or, The Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets, With an Account of their Writings, biography and criticism (a second volume, titled An Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of Our most Considerable English Poets, whether Epick, Lyrick, Elegaick, Eppigrammatists, Etc. was published in 1720; both volumes reissued in 1723[2]
  • Matthew Prior, Poems on Several Occasions, the book states "1718", but it was not ready for subscribers until March of this year (see also Poems on Several Occasions 1709)[1]
  • Allan Ramsay:
    • Content[1]
    • Scots Songs (see also Scots Songs 1718)[3]
  • Nicholas Rowe, Lucan's Pharsalia, Translated into English Verse, with a life of Rowe by James Welwood, published this year, although the book states "1718"[1]
  • George Sewell, Poems on Several Occasions[1]
  • Isaac Watts, Psalms of David
  • Edward Young, A Letter to Mr. Tickell, on the death of Joseph Addison[1]



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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ McLaverty, J., "Pope and Giles Jacob's Lives of the Poets: The Dunciad as Alternative Literary History", article in Modern Philology, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp 22-32 (August, 1985), page 22, Footnote 2, retrieved via JSTOR website on February 11, 2010
  3. ^ "Ramsay, Allan (1686-1758)", article, The Burns Encyclopedia, online edition, retrieved July 1, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21 at WebCite 2009-07-21.
  4. ^ France, Peter, The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, pp 259-260, New York: Oxford University Press (1995) ISBN 0-19-866125-8
  5. ^ Grun, Bernard, The Timetables of History, third edition, 1991 (original book, 1946), page 328
  • [1] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto