- 1618 in literature
The year 1618 in literature involved some significant events.
*Sir Francis Bacon is appointed Lord Chancellor by King
James I of England.
Ben Jonsonsets out to walk to Scotland.
*The King's Men perform "
Twelfth Night" at Court on Easter Monday, April 6, and " The Winter's Tale" on April 7.
*Lady Hay and eight other Court ladies plan and rehearse a "Ladies' Masque" or "Masque for Ladies", intended for a Twelfth Night performance; but the show is cancelled a few days prior to the holiday, either by King James or Queen Anne.
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley- "Certain Precepts or Directions, For the Well-ordering and Carriage of a Man's Life"
Renold Elstracke- "Braziliologia"
Vicente Espinel- "Relaciones de la vida del escudero Marcos de Obregón"
Robert Fludd- "De Musica Mundana"
Michael Maier- "Atalanta Fugiens"
Friedrich Nausea-"A Treatise of Blazing Stars in General"
Edmund Reeve- "A Heptaglottology, that is A Treatise Concerning Seven Languages, to wit the Hebrew, Greek, Chaldean, Latin, Arabic, Syriac, Talmudicorabbinical"
Angelus Sala- "Opiologia, or A Treatise Concerning the Nature, Properties, True Preparation and Safe Use and Administration of Opium"
Arthur Saul- "The Famous Game of Chess-Play"
John Selden- "History of Tythes"
*Anonymous - "The Tragedy of Amurath"
Guillén de Castro y Bellvis- "Comedias", part 1
Nathan Field- "Amends for Ladies" published
*John Fletcher - "
The Loyal Subject"
Peter Heylin- "Theomachia" (in Latin)
Barten Holyday- " Technogamia"
Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue" ( masque)
**"For the Honour of Wales" (masque)
Jacob Cats- "Emblemata"
Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar- "Rimas"
*John Taylor - "The Pennylesse Pilgrimage"
March 23- Ferrante Pallavicino, satirist (died 1644)
Agustín Moreto y Cavana, dramatist (died 1661)
Thomas Blount (lexicographer)(died 1679)
Abraham Cowley, poet (died 1667)
Raffaello Fabretti, antiquarian author (died 1700)
Richard Lovelace, Cavalier poet (died 1658)
Isaac Vossius, librarian (died 1689)
Jacques Chausson, French writer involved in a notorious criminal case (died 1661)
August 23- Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, poet (born 1585)
September 28- Joshua Sylvester, poet (born 1563)
October 29- Sir Walter Raleigh, adventurer and author (executed) (born c 1553)
François de Boivin, chronicler
John Davies of Hereford, poet (born c 1565)
Richard Stanyhurst, translator of Vergil (born 1547)
Bento Teixeira, Portuguese author (born 1560)
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