Who is John Dryden

John Dryden (/ˈdraɪdən/; 19 August [O.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May  [O.S. 1 May] 1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made England's first Poet Laureate in 1668.

He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John".

Early life Dryden was born in the village rectory of Aldwincle near Thrapston in Northamptonshire, where his maternal grandfather was rector of All Saints. He was the eldest of fourteen children born to Erasmus Dryden and wife Mary Pickering, paternal grandson of Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet (1553–1632), and wife Frances Wilk...
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  • Super70ssports: ken dryden. six cups in eight years. retires. mic drop.
  • Riviashunter: from troilus and cressida by john dryden can life be a blessing, or worth the possessing, can life be a blessing if love were away? ah no! though our love all night keep us waking, and though he torment us with cares all the day, >
  • Hasudi: "wit will shine through the harsh cadence of a rugged line." ~john dryden~
  • Rifleman4wvu: “i can forgive a foe, but not a mistress and a friend; treason is there in its most horrid shape, where trust is greatest!” ~ aphorism by john dryden, english poet, literary critic, and dramatist, 1631 to 1700.
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