1714 in literature

1714 in literature

The year 1714 in literature involved some significant events.


* Sir Samuel Garth, poet and royal physician, is knighted by King George I of Great Britain
* Death of Queen Anne of Great Britain, which threw many writers out of position and put them into opposition.
* Accession of George I of the United Kingdom, who brought with him a whig ministry, and notably the rise of Robert Walpole and indictment and trial of both Robert Harley and Henry St. John.

New books

* Anonymous - "A Compleat Key to The Dispensary" (in re Samuel Garth's 1699 poem)
** - "The Court of Atalantis" (attrib. to Delarivière Manley, but possibly John Oldmixon or others)
** - "The Ladies Tale" (stories)
** - "The Ladies Library" (ed. Richard Steele)
* John Arbuthnot - "A Continuation of the History of the Crown-Inn"
** - "A Postscript to John Bull"
* Daniel Defoe - "A Secret History of the White-Staff" (reporting allegations against Harley)
* William Diaper - "An Imitation of the Seventeenth Epistle of the First Book of Horace"
* Thomas Ellwood - "The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood"
* Laurence Eusden - "A Letter to Mr Addison, on the King's Accession to the Throne"
* Abel Evans - "Prae-existence: A poem, in imitation of Milton"
* John Gay - "The Shepherd's Week"
* Charles Gildon - "A New Rehearsal" (an attack on Pope, "et al.")
* Anthony Hamilton - "Memoirs of the Life of the Count de Grammont" (transl. Abel Boyer)
* Samuel Jones - "Poetical Miscellanies on Several Occasions"
* William King et al. - "The Persian and the Turkish Tales, Compleat"
* Gottfried Leibniz - "Monadologia"
* John Locke - "The Works of John Locke" (posth.)
* Bernard de Mandeville - "The Fable of the Bees"
* Delarivière Manley - "The Adventures of Rivella; or, The History of the Author of the Atalantis"
* Alexander Pope - "The Rape of the Lock"
* Nicholas Rowe - "Poems on Several Occasions"
* William Shakespeare - "The Works of Mr William Shakespear" (ed. Nicholas Rowe, 3rd edition)
* Alexander Smith or "Captain Alexander Smith" - "The History of the Lives of the Most Noted Highway-men, Foot-pads, House-breakers, Shop-lifts, and Cheats..."
* Richard Steele - "The Crisis"
** - "The Englishman" (collection and end of the periodical)
** - "The Lover" (periodical)
** - "Mr Steele's Apology for Himself and his Writings"
** - "Poetical Miscellanies" (with contributions from Pope, Thomas Parnell, John Gay, Thomas Warton, Edward Young, and others)
** - "The Public Spirit of the Tories" (attrib.: response to Swift)
** - "The Reader" (periodical)
* Jonathan Swift - "The First Ode of the Second Book of Horace Paraphras'd"
** - "The Public Spirit of the Whigs"
* Ned Ward - "The Field-Spy"
* Edward Young - "The Force of Religion"

New drama

* Susanna Centlivre - "The Wonder! A Woman Keeps a Secret"
* Robert Hunter - "Androboros"
* Charles Johnson - "The Victim"
* Nicholas Rowe - "The Tragedy of Jane Shore"


* January 1 - Kristijonas Donelaitis, poet (died 1780)
* April 14 - Adam Gib, theologian (died 1788)
* November 13 - William Shenstone, English poet (died 1763)
* James Hervey, the anatomist
* George Whitefield, the preacher


* June 22 - Matthew Henry, Biblical commentator (born 1662)
*"date unknown" - Charles Davenant, economist, son of Sir William Davenant (born 1656)
*"date unknown" - Antonio Magliabechi, librarian (born 1633)

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Literature of the Kingdom of Mysore — The Kingdom of Mysore (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರು ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ, 1399 1947) was founded by Yaduraya in 1399 as a feudatory of the Vijayanagara Empire and became an independent kingdom in the early 17th century after the decline of the Empire. Though… …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • 1714 in poetry — yearbox2 in?=in poetry in2?=in literature cp=17th century c=18th century cf=19th century yp1=1711 yp2=1712 yp3=1713 year=1714 ya1=1715 ya2=1716 ya3=1717 dp3=1680s dp2=1160s dp1=1700s d=1710s da=0 dn1=1720s dn2=1730s dn3=1740s|Events• January to… …   Wikipedia

  • List of years in literature — This page gives a chronological list of years in literature (descending order), with notable publications listed with their respective years. The time covered in individual years covers Renaissance, Baroque and Modern literature, while Medieval… …   Wikipedia

  • English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …   Universalium

  • Augustan literature — is a style of English literature produced during the reigns of Queen Anne, King George I, and George II in the first half of the 18th century, ending in the 1740s with the deaths of Pope and Swift (1744 and 1745, respectively). It is a literary… …   Wikipedia

  • YIDDISH LITERATURE — This articles is arranged according to the following outline: introduction UNTIL THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY the bible in yiddish literature epic homiletic prose drama liturgy ethical literature Historical Songs and Writings transcriptions of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Irish literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced by the Irish. This article discusses Irish literature written in English from about 1690; its history is closely linked with that of English literature. Irish language literature is treated… …   Universalium

  • Mysore literature — Mysore Palace, completed in 1912, currently holds the royal archives which has a huge collection of records regarding composers under royal patronage, covering a period of over 100 years.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Swiss literature — There is no such thing as a Swiss national vernacular literature, properly speaking. But there are four branches which make up a literature of Switzerland, according to the language in which the works are composed. As the Confederation, from its… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”