1804 in poetry

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  • William Wordsworth writes "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", inspired by an incident on April 15, 1802, in which Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, came across a "long belt" of daffodils. The poem will be first published in 1807 and published in revised form in 1815, it is titled "The Daffodils" in some anthologies.

Works published[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

  • Thomas Green Fessenden, Original Poems, collected from the author's submissions to newspapers, mostly literary and anti-Jacobin satires; the book is popular, especially one poem in it, "The Country Lovers"[2]
  • David Humphreys, The Miscellaneous Works of David Humphreys, Late Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Court of Madrid, New York: T. and J. Swords[3]
  • Susanna Haswell Rowson, Miscellaneous Poems; by Susanna Rowson, Preceptress of The Ladies' Academy, Newton, Mass., Boston: Gilbert and Dean;[3] the author's second and final collection, including songs set to music and longer patriotic pieces; a popular volume which never received critical approval[2]
  • year uncertain – John Williams, published under the pen name "Anthony Pasquin", The Hamiltoniad: or, An extinguisher for the royal faction of New-England. With copious notes, illustrative, biographical, philosophical, critical, admonitory, and political; being intended as a high-heeled shoe for all limping republicans, Boston, Massachusetts: "Sold for the Author at The Independent Chronicle Office"[4] Irish-born poet at this time living in the United States; a harsh satire attacking Alexander Hamilton and the Federalistrs; divided into three cantos, with extensive footnotes, including French and Latin quotations and snippets of correspondence between Hamilton and Aaron Burr[2]


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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Michael Cox (2004). Cox, Michael, ed. The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Daniel Burt (2004). "The" Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7. 
  3. ^ a b c Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009
  4. ^ Google cache of University of New Brunswick online catalogue page, retrieved February 10, 2009
  • [1] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto