1725 in poetry

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  • Scottish poet James Thomson moves to London, where he continues writing verse and becomes a playwright, living first in East Barnet and later Richmond in 1736.[1]
  • Edward Taylor, a puritan minister in Westfield, a small settlement in Western Massachusetts, concludes his private spiritual verse diary, begun in 1682. He forbids his family from publishing the work after his death, and none of it sees publication for two centuries.[2] When it is finally published, according to Robert Hass, many are surprised by its quality, although "the assessments of how good he was were quite mixed".[3]

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  1. ^ "James Thomson 1700-1748" (PDF). Local History Notes. London Borough Of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  2. ^ Web page titled "Poets of Cambridge, U.S.A. /Edward Taylor / c. 1642 - 1729", retrieved March 6, 2009. Archived 2009-05-02.
  3. ^ Hass, Robert, "Edward Taylor: What was he up to?", American Poetry Review, March/April 2002, retrieved via bnet website, March 6, 2009
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ a b c 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
  6. ^ 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