1747 in poetry

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In literature
Thomas Gray, author of Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, published this year
Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (full text here)

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Works published

The death of Alexander Pope from Musaeus, a threnody by William Mason, published this year.
  • Sir William Blackstone, The Panthion, published anonymously, attribution uncertain[1]
  • William Dunkin, Boeotia[1]
  • Philip Francis, A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace, parallel Latin and English texts; first collected edition (originally published in separate parts: The Odes, Epodes and Carmen Seculare of Horace 1743)[1]
  • Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (text), published anonymously[1] (see quotation, above)
  • Charlotte Lennox, Poems on Several Occasions[1]
  • William Livingston, Philosophic Solitude; or, The Choice of a Rural Life, celebrating rural life and nature; the book would go through five printings in the author's life; English Colonial America[2]
  • David Mallet, Amyntor and Theodora; or, The Hermit[1]
  • William Mason, Musaeus, a Monody to the memory of Pope, published anonymously; written in imitation of John Milton's Lycidas[1]
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Six Town Eclogues, with some other Poems
  • Samuel Niles, A Brief and Plain Essay on God's Wonder Working Providence for New-England [. . .], a verse account of the battle of Louisburg in Nova Scotia, described as a sign of God's favor for the victors; English Colonial America[2]
  • Josiah Relph, A Miscellany of Poems[1]
  • Tobias Smollett, Reproof: A satire, published anonymously; a sequel to Advice 1746[1]
  • Thomas Warton, the younger, The Pleasures of Melancholy, published anonymously[1]

Works wrongly dated as 1747

  • William Collins, Odes on Several Descriptive and Allegoric Subjects, published 1746, although the book is dated this year[1]


Tombstone of Gottfried August Bürger, with his preferred birth date ("1 Jan'r. 1748"). Many scholars now accept December 31, 1747

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

Birthdate of Gottfried August Bürger

Gottfried August Bürger (died 1794), German poet and author who wrote stories about Baron von Munchhausen, preferred to think of himself as being born on January 1, 1748, and so celebrated his birthdays on that date. His tombstone is inscribed with it, and many scholars have agreed with him over the generations. Many other scholars, including many modern sources, give December 31, 1747, as the day of birth, as birth records state.


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See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
  2. ^ a b c Burt, Daniel S. (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. Retrieved via Google Books.
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