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  • Formation of the Apostles, a Cambridge University intellectual society
  • John Keats begins showing worse signs of tuberculosis. On the suggestion of his doctors, he left London for Italy with his friend Joseph Severn. Keats moved into a house on the Spanish Steps, in Rome, where his health rapidly deteriorated. He would die in 1821.
  • Sir Walter Scott made a baronet[1]
  • William Wordsworth completed another major revision of The Prelude. This revision was begun in 1819. His first version, in two parts, was done in 1798 and 1799. A second major revision, bringing the work to 13 parts, occurred in 1805 and 1806. The book was not published in any form until shortly after his death in 1850, in a 14-part version. The revisions didn't just add text but removed and rearranged passages as well.[2] Many of Wordsworth's friends read the book in manuscript during his lifetime.

Works publishedEdit

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  • Maria Gowen Brooks, published anonymously "By a lover of the Fine Arts", Judith, Esther, and Other Poems, Boston: Cummings and Hilliard;[5][6] the author's first book of poetry; praised by Robert Southey[4]
  • William Crafts, Sullivan's Island and Other Poems[7]
  • James Wallis Eastburn and (anonymously, as "his friend") Robert Charles Sands, Yamoyden, A Tale of the Wars of King Philip: in Six Cantos, New York: said to be "Published By James Eastburn"; very popular poem which treats Indian chief Metacomet ("King Philip") as wise and courageous, a pioneering treatment of the Romantic image of the American Indian; when Eastburn died before completing the poem, Sands finished it and had it published[4]
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Battle of Lovell's Pond", his first poem to appear in print, published on November 17 in the Portland, Maine, Gazette[8]
  • Robert Charles Sands, see Eastburn, above
  • John Trumbull, The Poetical Works of John Trumbull ... Containing M'Fingal, a Modern Epic Poem, Revised and Corrected, with copious explanatory notes; The Progress of Dulness; and a Collection of Poems on Various Subjects, Written Before and During the Revolutionary War, two volumes, Hartford: Lincoln & Stone[5]
  • Lorenzo Charqueño, The Raven, which was so intense that it caused a man to take his own life in anguish and terror of the monstrosity that is The Raven.

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See alsoEdit


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. Web page titled "The Thirteen Book / Prelude / by William Wordsworth / Edited by Mark L. Reed", at The Wordsworth Centre website, retrieved April 17, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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
  5. 5.0 5.1 Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009
  6. 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
  7. Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press ("If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year." — from the Preface, p vi)
  8. Carruth, Gorton, The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates, ninth edition, HarperCollins, 1993
  9. Web page titled "Basílio da Gama/Bibliografia" at the Academia Brasilia Letros website, retrieved February 4, 2009
  10. Mohan, Sarala Jag, Chapter 4: "Twentieth-Century Gujarati Literature" (Google books link), in Natarajan, Nalini, and Emanuel Sampath Nelson, editors, Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996, ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7, retrieved December 10, 2008

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