1751 in literature


1751 in literature

The year 1751 in literature involved some significant events and new books.

Events

* Robert Clive conquers Arcot for the English Raj.
* Death of Frederick Lewis, "Prince Frederick," the Prince of Wales and heir apparent.
* Denis Diderot's "Encyclopedia" first volume appears.
* In Vienna, court poet Metastasio writes the poem "Il rè pastore", later used by Mozart to compose an opera seria.
* The cookbook titled "The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy" is written in 1751 and becomes the first formally published modern cookbook.

New books

* John Arbuthnot - "Miscellaneous Works" (posth.)
* John Gilbert Cooper - "Cursory Remarks on Mr. Warburton's New Edition of Mr. Pope's Works"
* Henry Fielding - "An Enquiry into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers"
* James Harris - "Hermes"
* Henry Home, Lord Kames - "Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion"
* David Hume - "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals"
* John Jortin - "Remarks on Ecclesiastical History"
* Alexander Pope - "The Works of Alexander Pope" (ed. William Warburton)
* Catharine Trotter Cockburn - "The Works of Mrs. Catharine Cockburn"
* John Wesley - "Serious Thoughts upon the Perseverance of Saints"
* Benjamin Whichcote - "Works"

Fiction

*John Cleland - "Memoirs of a Coxcomb"
*Francis Coventry - "The History of Pompey the Little"
*Henry Fielding - "Amelia"
*Eliza Haywood - "The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless"
* Tobias Smollett - "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle"

Poetry

* Richard Owen Cambridge - "The Scribleriad"
* Thomas Cooke - "An Ode on the Powers of Poetry"
* Nathaniel Cotton - "Visions in Verse"
* Thomas Gray - "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" ( [http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=elcc external link] )
* Soame Jenyns - "The Modern Fine Lady"
* Mary Leapor - "Poems"

Newly printed drama

* David Mallet - "Alfred" (masque)
* Moses Mendes - "Robin Hood"
** - "The Seasons"
* Edward Moore - "Gil Blas"

Births

*February 20 - Johann Heinrich Voß (died 1826)
*October 20 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (died 1816)

Deaths

*October 26 - Philip Doddridge (born 1702)
*December 12 - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke(born 1678)


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