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Alas! regardless of their doom,
The little victims play;

No sense have they of ills to come,

Nor care beyond to-day:

* * *
Yet, ah! why should they know their fate,
Since sorrow never comes too late,

And happiness too swiftly flies?

Thought would destroy their Paradise.

'Tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (full text)

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Works published in EnglishEdit

Pope-dying

The death of Alexander Pope from Musaeus, a threnody by William Mason, published this year.

Great BritainEdit

Works wrongly dated as 1747Edit

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

BirthsEdit

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Birthdate of Gottfried August BürgerEdit

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.

DeathsEdit

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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books
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