Oliver Goldsmith was born in 1728
in Pallas, a little out-of-the- way Irish village.
So Grandfather made an end of Cotton Mather, telling his auditors that he died in 1728
, at the age of sixty-five, and bequeathed the chair to Elisha Cooke.
; "The Remains of Hesiod translated from the Greek into English Verse", by Charles Abraham Elton; "The Works of Hesiod, Callimachus, and Theognis", by the Rev.
The total result, however, was a very thorough knowledge of an extremely wide range of literature; when he entered Oxford in 1728
the Master of his college assured him that he was the best qualified applicant whom he had ever known.
Pope, in His Late Edition of This Poet (1726), Pope was enraged and made Theobald the chief target of his satirical poem The Dunciad (1728
While earning his living there as a tutor, he published his masterpiece, a long blank verse poem in four parts called The Seasons--Winter in 1726, Summer in 1727, Spring in 1728
, and the whole poem, including Autumn, in 1730.
The play was adapted from John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728
After Arlequin Deucalion (1722) and other successful pieces written for the popular Theatres de la Foire, Piron produced Les Fils ingrats ("The Ungrateful Sons") at the Comedie-Francaise in 1728
. La Metromanie, a witty, urbane comedy in which he portrays himself as a young poet intoxicated with literary aspirations, was revived at the Comedie-Francaise until well into the 19th century.
English poet and dramatist, chiefly remembered as the author of Beggar's Opera, The (1728
Cyclopaedia (in full Cyclopaedia; or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences) A two-volume, alphabetically arranged encyclopedia compiled and edited by Chambers, Ephraim , published in 1728
. The work treats the arts and sciences; names of persons or places are not included.
The term was first used in this sense by Alexander Pope in his treatise Peri Bathous; or, The Art of Sinking in Poetry (1728
: Robert Adam, architect of the classical style, was born in Kirkcaldy.