1743 in literature
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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1743.
- March – Robert Dodsley advertises in the London Evening Post his plans to publish rare 16th and 17th-century plays so as to avoid them being lost.
- July 5 – A benefit performance for the elderly acting couple Henry and Elizabeth Wetherilt is held at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin.
- August – Shortly after the death of Richard Savage, Samuel Johnson announces his intention to publish a biography of Savage.
- unknown dates
- Comte de Caylus – les Contes orientaux
- William Rufus Chetwood – The Twins (prose fiction)
- Henry Fielding – The Life of Jonathan Wild the Great in Miscellanies, with A Journey from This World to the Next
- Eliza Haywood – Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young Nobleman
- Aaron Hill – The Fanciad
- Marguerite de Lubert – La Princesse Camion (Princess Camion)
- Benjamin Martin – A Course of Lectures in Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Geography, and Astronomy
- Diego de Torres Villarroel – Vida
- Thomas Cooke – Love the Cause and Cure of Grief
- Charles Simon Favart – Le Coq du village
- Henry Fielding – The Wedding-Day
- John Gay – The Distress'd Wife
- Voltaire – Mérope
- William Shakespeare (ed. Thomas Hanmer) – The Works of Shakespear
- Robert Blair – The Grave
- Samuel Boyse – Albion's Triumph
- James Bramston (attributed) – The Crooked Six-pence
- William Collins – Verses Humbly Address'd to Sir Thomas Hanmer (related to Hanmer's edition of The Works of Shakespear)
- Philip Francis – The Odes, Epodes, and Carmen Seculare of Horace
- David Mallet – Poems on Several Occasions
- Alexander Pope – The New Dunciad (revised version)
- Henry Baker – The Microscope Made Easy
- Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke – Remarks on the History of England (from The Craftsman)
- John Brown – Honour
- Colley Cibber
- The Egotist; or, Colley Upon Cibber (many deprecations on Alexander Pope)
- A Second Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope
- Thomas Cooke – An Epistle to the Countess of Shaftesbury
- Manuel da Assumpção – Vocabolario em idioma Bengalla, e Portuguez (Vocabulary of the Bengali Language and Portuguese)
- Philip Doddridge – The Principles of the Christian Religion
- Enrique Flórez – Clave historial con que se abre la puerta a la historia eclesiástica y política (Clavis Historiae)
- Eliza Haywood – A Present for a Servant-Maid (conduct book for female servants, in the light of Richardson's Pamela)
- Richard Pococke – A Description of the East & Some Other Countries
- William Stukeley – Abury: A temple of the British Druids
- Diego de Torres Villarroel – Vida, ascendencia, nacimiento, crianza y aventuras del Doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel
- William Whitehead – An Essay on Ridicule
- January 25 – Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher (died 1819)
- February 14 – Jane Bowdler, English poet and essayist (died 1784)
- March 4 – Johann David Wyss, Swiss novelist writing in German (died 1818)
- March 14 – Hannah Cowley, English dramatist and poet (died 1809)
- April 13 – Thomas Jefferson, American revolutionary and president (died 1826
- June 20 – Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet (died 1825)
- July 14 – Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian lyric poet (died 1816)
- July 30 – Philip Yorke, Welsh antiquary and genealogist (died 1804)
- August 17 – Julien Louis Geoffroy, French critic (died 1814)
- April 4
- April 29 – Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer and thinker (born 1658)
- May 6 – Andrew Michael Ramsay, Scottish biographer (born 1686)
- August 1 – Richard Savage, English poet (born c. 1697)
- October 5 – Henry Carey, English poet, composer, and dramatist (born 1687)
- October 15 – John Ozell, English translator (year of birth not known)
- December 22 – James Bramston, English satirical poet (born c. 1694)
- Richard Schoch (12 September 2016). Writing the History of the British Stage: 1660–1900. Cambridge University Press. p. 204. ISBN 978-1-107-16692-9.
- Philip H. Highfill; Kalman A. Burnim; Edward A. Langhans (1973). A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. SIU Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-8093-1803-2.
- The Gentleman's Magazine: A General Index to the First Fifty-six Volumes ... from 1731, to the End of 1786. J. Nicholas and son. 1821. p. 36.
- Elizabeth Mary Wilkinson (1973). Johann Elias Schlegel: A German Pioneer in Aesthetics. B. Blackwell. p. 49. ISBN 978-3-534-05521-0.
- Stuart A.P. Murray (9 July 2009). The Library: An Illustrated History. Skyhorse. p. 387. ISBN 978-1-62873-322-8.
- Seager, Nicholas (2015). "The Novel's Afterlife in the Newspaper, 1712-1750". In Cook, Daniel; Seager, Nicholas (eds.). The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Cambridge University Press. p. 111. ISBN 9781316299128. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
- First edition. Retrieved 12 September 2017. Archived 2017-09-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Michel Delon (4 December 2013). Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Routledge. p. 1397. ISBN 978-1-135-95998-2.
- Walter E. Rex; Walter E.. Rex (24 September 1987). The Attraction of the Contrary: Essays on the Literature of the French Enlightenment. Cambridge University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-521-33386-3.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Finnegan, Rachel. "Richard Pococke". Irish Egyptology. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
- Rojas, Carlota Fernández-Jáuregui (5 December 2016). "Poética del pronóstico y autobiografía: Diego de Torres Villarroel". Dialogía. Revista de lingüística, literatura y cultura (in Spanish). 10: 260–291. ISSN 2225-708X. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
- Maximillian E. Novak; Anne Kostelanetz Mellor (2000). Passionate Encounters in a Time of Sensibility. University of Delaware Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-87413-703-3.
- Louis Constant Wairy Constant (known as) (1915). Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon. Saalfield Publishing Company. p. 51.
- Walter Wilson (October 2001). History & Antiquities of the Dissenting Churches - Vol. 3. The Baptist Standard Bearer, Inc. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-57978-617-5.
- Jonathan Swift; John Hawkesworth (1766). Letters. R. DAVIS, in Piccadilly. p. 226.
- Complete Young Man (1810). The Complete Young Man's Companion, Or, Self Instructor. Russell and Allen. p. 415.