1705 – David Mallet or Malloch, born this year. He was a Scottish dramatist.
1723 – He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and went to London to work as a private tutor.
– His best-known work was written in the same year: William and Margaret, adapted from a traditional ballad.
1740 – He collaborated with Thomson on a masque, Alfred, which was the vehicle for "Rule Britannia".
– His other plays and poetry, popular at the time, are largely forgotten, but he was a significant enough figure to be chosen by Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke as his literary executor.
1754 – Bolingbroke’s writings were edited and published by him.
1765 – Died this year.