1720 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

  • Jane Brereton, An Expostulatory Epistle to Sir Richard Steele upon the Death of Mr. Addison, published anonymously[1]
  • Jonathan Burt, A Lamentation Occasion'd by the Great Sickness & Lamented Deaths of Divers Eminent Persons in Springfield, a jeremiad composed in hymnal meter, describing the benefits of living righteously and calling a recent deadly epidemic evidence of God's displeasure, English Colonial America[2]
  • Samuel Croxall, The Fair Circassian, verse adaptation of the Song of Songs[1]
  • John Gay, Poems on Several Occasions[1]
  • Anthony Hammond, A New Miscellany of Original Poems, Translations and Imitations, also known as Hammonds Miscellany, including work by Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Bevil Higgons and Nicholas Amhurst, as well as letters by John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester[1]
  • Aaron Hill, The Creation[1]
  • Giles Jacob, An Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of Our most Considerable English Poets, whether Epick, Lyrick, Elegaick, Eppigrammatists, Etc. (first volume, titled The Poetical Register; or, The Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets, With an Account of their Writings published in 1719), biography and criticism; both volumes reissued in 1723[3]
  • 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]
  • Alexander Pope, translator, Homer's Iliad Books V-VI, (preceded by Book I in 1715, Book II in 1716, Book III in 1717 and Book IV in 1718)[1]
  • Allan Ramsay, Poems[1]
  • George Sewell, A New Collection of Original Poems[1]
  • Edward Ward, The Delights of the Bottle; or, The Compleat Vintner[1]



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


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

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. ^ a b 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Danish Poetry" article, p 270, in Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  • [1] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto