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Events[edit | edit source]

  • July 21 – At about this year, on the anniversary of the 1796 death of Scots poet Robert Burns, his friends started the tradition of the Burns supper, which has since spread so widely as to become almost a national Scottish holiday. Originally held on the anniversary of Burns' death, at some point the tradition switched to holding the dinners on his birthday, January 25.
  • British Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson's defeat of the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile on August 1, 1798 was the subject of separate poems this year by English poets William Lisle Bowles and William Sotheby.[1]
  • The Monthly Magazine and American Review starts publication in the United States; edited by Charles Brockden Brown, featuring articles on current events and science, poems, short stories, essays and book reviews; converted into American Review and Literary Journal in 1801, when it becomes a quarterly[2]
  • William Wordsworth completes the first version of The Prelude, begun in 1798. This version, in two parts, describes the growth of his understanding up to age 17, when he left home for Cambridge University. He would revise the poem more than once during his lifetime but not publish it. Months after his death in 1850 it was published for the first time.[3]

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  • Lindley Murray, editor, The English Reader; or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best Writers, fiction, nonfiction and poetry[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 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
  3. Web page titled "The Prelude, 1798-1799 / by William Wordsworth / Edited by Stephen Parrish", at The Wordsworth Centre website, retrieved April 17, 2010
  4. Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  5. France, Peter, The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, p 599, New York: Oxford University Press (1995) ISBN 0-19-866125-8
  6. 6.0 6.1 Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009
  7. Davis, Cynthia J., and Kathryn West, Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History, Oxford University Press US, 1996 ISBN 978-0-19-509053-6, retrieved via Google Books on February 8, 2009

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