1722 in literature

The year 1722 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


* Voltaire and Jean-Baptiste Rousseau meet and quarrel at Brussels.
* Ten-year-old Jean-Jacques Rousseau is abandoned by his father, Isaac.
* William Wood gets a patent to issue copper coins in Ireland.
* Edmund Bolton's "Hypercritica" is published, a century after it was written.

New books

* Penelope Aubin -"The Life and Amorous Adventures of Lucinda" (fiction)
** "The Noble Slaves" (fiction)
* Phanuel Bacon - "The Kite"
* Daniel Bellamy - "The Cambro-Britannic Engineer"
* Thomas Cooke - "Marlborough" (written after his death)
* Samuel Croxall - "Fables of Aesop and Others"
* Daniel Defoe - "Moll Flanders"
** "A Journal of the Plague Year"
** "Colonel Jack"
** "Due Preparations for the Plague"
** "Religious Courtship"
* John Dennis - "A Defence of Sir Fopling Flutter"
* William Hamilton - "The Life and Heroick Actions of the Renoun'd Sir William Wallace"
* Eliza Haywood - "The British Recluse" (fiction)
* Hildebrand Jacob - "Bedlam"
* Allan Ramsay - "Fables and Tales"
* Sir Charles Sedley - "Works"
* William Sewel - "The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People Called Quakers"
* Jonathan Swift - "A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General" (satire on Marlborough, written before his death)
* Matthew Tindal - "A Defence of Our Present Happy Establishment"
* Isaac Watts - "Death and Heaven"
* William Wollaston - "The Religion of Nature Delineated"

New drama

* Henry Carey - "Hanging and Marriage"
* Pierre de Marivaux - "La Surprise de l'amour"
* Ambrose Philips - "The Briton"
* Archibald Pitcairne - "The Assembly, or Scotch Reformation"
* Richard Steele - "The Conscious Lovers"


* Thomas Parnell - "Poems on Several Occasions"
* Elizabeth Thomas - "Miscellany Poems on Several Subjects"


*April 11 - Christopher Smart, English poet (died 1771)
*September 22 - John Home, Scottish dramatist (died 1808)
*October 4 - Dominic Schram, theologian (died 1797)
*"date unknown"
**John Brown, theologian
**John Burgoyne, soldier and dramatist
**Mary Leapor, poet (died 1746)
**Joseph Warton, English poet and critic (died 1800)


*January 23 - Henri de Boulainvilliers, historian (born 1658)
*March 11 - John Toland, philosopher (born 1670)
*August - Robert Sibbald, antiquary (born 1641)
*September 18 - André Dacier, French scholar (born 1651)
*"date unknown"
**Johann Michael Heineccius, theologian (born 1674)

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