- 1842 in poetry
Robert Browning's " Dramatic Lyrics", including " My Last Duchess" and "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Poems on Slavery"
Thomas Babington Macaulay's "Lays of Ancient Rome", including "Horatius"
Alfred Tennyson's "Poems", including " Locksley Hall," " Morte d'Arthur," and "Ulysses"
William Wordsworth's "Poems Chiefly of Early and Late Years"
February 3— Sidney Lanier, American poet
February 4— Arrigo Boito(died 1918), (Italian)
February 25— Karl May(died 1912), German poet
March 18— Stéphane Mallarmé, French
June 24— Ambrose Bierce, American poet and writer
October 1— Charles Cros, French poet
* date not known:
Henry Abbey(died 1911), American poet, best known for his poem "What Do We Plant When We Plant A Tree?"
William John Courthorpe
John Arthur Phillips (poet)(Canada)
Henry Duff Traill(died 1900, British poet, author and journalist
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