1737 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Henry Carey, The Musical Century, in One Hundred English Ballads, with Carey's musical settings[2]
  • Stephen Duck, The Vision, on the November 20 death of Queen Caroline[2]
  • Richard Glover, Leonidas, in nine books (expanded to 12 in 1770)[2]
  • Matthew Green, The Spleen,[1] has been called his chief poem; with a preface by his friend Richard Glover (see also, "Deaths" below)
  • Alexander Pope:
    • Horace His Ode to Venus[2]
    • The Second Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Imitated[2]
    • Letters of Mr. Alexander Pope, and Several of his Friends, the first authorized edition (see Letters of Mr Pope and Mr Pope's Literary Correspondence, both 1735)[2]
    • The First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Imitated[2]
    • The Works of Alexander Pope, Volumes 5 and 6, letters (see also Works 1717, 1735, 1736[2]
  • Allan Ramsay, co-author and editor, The Tea-Table Miscellany, a collection of Scots songs, in Scots and English, composed or amended by Ramsay and his friends, the last of four volumes, with the first volume published in 1724[3]
  • William Shenstone, Poems Upon Various Occasions, published anonymously; includes the earliest version of "The School-mistress", with 12 stanzas (expanded version in 28 stanzas published separately in 1742, the final version in 35 stanzas published in Volume 1 of Dodsley's Collection of Poems 1748)[2]
  • Jonathan Swift, Poems on Several Occasions
  • John Wesley and Charles Wesley, A Collection of Psalms and Hymns[4]



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 Grun, Bernard (1991) [1946]. The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). p. 328. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "Ramsay, Allan (1686-1758)", article, The Burns Encyclopedia, online edition, retrieved July 1, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21.
  4. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  5. ^ Davis, Cynthia J.; West, Kathryn (1996). Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-509053-6. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  • [1] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto