1657 in literature
The year 1657 in literature involved some significant events.
* Prohibition of young male actors in
* Madame de la Fayette becomes friends with
Madame de Sévigné.
Edward Sexby(under the pseudonym "William Allen") - "Killing No Murder"
Jeremy Taylor- "Discourse of the Nature, Offices and Measures of Friendship"
Brian Walton, Bishop of Chester- "Polyglot Bible"
*Anonymous - "
Lust's Dominion" published
Richard Brome- " The Queen's Exchange" published
Aston Cockayne- "The Obstinate Lady" published
Lodowick Carlell- "The Fool Would be a Favorite, or The Discreet Lover" published
** - "The Tragedy of Osmond the Great Turk, or the Noble Servant" published
*George Gerbier d'Ouvilly - "The False Favourite Disgraced, and the Reward of Loyalty" published
Franciscus van den Enden- "Philedonius"
*Thomas Jordan - "Fancy's Festivals" (
Thomas Middleton-" No Wit, No Help Like a Woman's" published
*Thomas Middleton - "Two New Plays"; first publication of "
Women Beware Women" and " More Dissemblers Besides Women"
William Davenant- "Poems on Several Occasions"
February 11- Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelleauthor (died 1757)
November 26- William Derham, theologian (died 1735)
* "date unknown" -
John Dennis, dramatist (died 1734)
March 7- Hayashi Razan, philosopher (born 1583)
August 29- John Lilburne, political agitator and writer (born c. 1614)
* "date unknown" -
Richard Lovelace, poet (born 1618)
* "date unknown" -
Luke Wadding, historian (born 1588)
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