1725 in literature
The year 1725 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
*Émilie de Breteuil marries Marquis Florent-Claude du Chastellet.
Peter the Greatof Russia.
Charles Killigrewdies, after 48 years in the office of the Master of the Revels.
* Anonymous - "
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage" (first printed edition)
Joseph Addison- "Miscellanies"
Henry Baker- "Original Poems"
* Henry Carey - "
* Thomas Cooke - "The Battle of the Poets" (satire of
Mary Davys- "The Works of Mrs. Davys"
Daniel Defoe- "The Complete English Tradesman"
George Bubb Dodington- "An Epistle to Sir Robert Walpole"
John Dyer- "A New Miscellany"
Laurence Echard- "The History of the Revelation"
Benjamin Franklin- " A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain"
Zacharey Grey- "A Defence of Our Antient and Modern Historians" (against John Oldmixon)
Eliza Haywood- "Bath-Intrigues"
* - "Fantomina"
* - "Memoirs of a Certain Island Adjacent to the Kingdom of Utopia"
* - "Secret Histories, Novels and Poems"
Francis Hutcheson- "An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue" (on aesthetics)
John Oldmixon- "A Review of Dr. Zachary Grey's Defence"
Richardson Pack- "A New Collection of Miscellanies"
Christopher Pitt- "Vida's Art of Poetry" (transl. of Marco Girolamo Vida)
Alexander Pope- "The Odyssey of Homer" vols. i - iii.
Richard Savage- "The Authors of the Town"
William Shakespeare- "The Works of Shakespear" (edited by Pope)
Jonathan Swift- "Fraud Detected; or, The Hibernian Patriot"
Giambattista Vico- "New Science"
Isaac Watts- "Logick"
* George Whitehead - "The Christian Progress of George Whitehead"
Edward Young- "The Universal Passion: Satire"
John Glanvill- "Poems"
*Allan Ramsay - "The Gentle Shepherd"
Colley Cibber- "Caesar in Aegypt"
* Gabriel Odingsells - "The Bath Unmask'd"
** - "The Capricious Lovers"
Thomas Sheridan- "The Philoctetes of Sophocles"
April 2- Giacomo Casanova, adventurer and writer (died 1798)
July 24- John Newton, clergyman and songwriter (" Amazing Grace") (died 1807)
**William Mason, poet
Paul de Rapin, historian
January 6- Chikamatsu Monzaemon, dramatist
December 7- Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (born 1661)
*"date unknown" -
Richard Fiddes, historian (born 1671)
Peter the Great
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