1779 in poetry

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  • Phillis Wheatley advertises six times in the Boston Evening Post & General Advertiser for subscribers to a volume of poetry she proposes to publish, but the volume never appears, apparently for lack of support; United States[1]

Works published[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • William Cowper and John Newton, Olney Hymns, 66 by Cowper (marked "C" to distinguish them from Newtown's), another 282 by Newton; the work was popular, with many editions published[2]
  • Robert Fergusson, Poems on Various Subjects, Part 2 of Poems 1773[2]
  • William Hayley, Epistle to Admiral Keppel, published anonymously[2]
  • Samuel Johnson, Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets (published from this year through 1781), in 10 volumes, with later editions titled Lives of the English Poets; 52 critical biographies[2]
  • Ann Murry, Poems on Various Subjects[2]

United States[edit]


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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gates, Henry Louis Jr. (2003). The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers, New York: Basic Civitas Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01850-5, p 68
  2. ^ a b c d e Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ a b c Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  4. ^ Preminger, Alex; Brogan, T. V. F.; et al. (1993). The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications.
  5. ^ "Bibliography". American Poetry Full-Text Database. University of Chicago Library. Retrieved 2009-03-04.