Who is John DrydenJohn Dryden (; 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 appointed 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. Romanticist writer Sir Walter Scott called him "Glorious John".
Dryden was born in the village rectory of Aldwincle near Thrapston in Northamptonshire, where his maternal grandfather was the rector of All Saints. He was the eldest of fourteen children born to Erasmus D...
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John Dryden Poems
- Epilogue For "the King's House."
We act by fits and starts, like drowning men,
But just peep up, and then pop down again.
Let those who call us wicked change their sense;
For never men lived more on Providence. ...
- The Fair Stranger.
Happy and free, securely blest, ...
- Religio Laici; Or, A Layman's Faith
THE PREFACE. ...
- Prologue To "albumazar."
To say, this comedy pleased long ago,
Is not enough to make it pass you now.
Yet, gentlemen, your ancestors had wit;
When few men censured, and when fewer writ. ...
- Prologue To "the Loyal General;" By Mr Tate, 1680
If yet there be a few that take delight
In that which reasonable men should write;
To them alone we dedicate this night.
The rest may satisfy their curious itch ...
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John Dryden Quotes
- Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
- Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
- We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
- The gates of Hell are open night and day Smooth the descent, and easy is the way But, to return, and view the cheerful skies In this, the task and mighty labor lies.
- Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.
Comments about John DrydenBurlhorniachek: ode 29 book 3 by horace, translated by john dryden. my favourite version of anything by horace in english.
Johngdryden: the latest john g. dryden!
Arthurianbot: john dryden didn't like how morgan le fay was portrayed in the life of saint cadoc.
Nwaekegoodness1: “we first make out habits, and then our habits make us.” (john dryden). what little things are you doing daily to improve your trading? you don't have to turn your life upside down. simply start small and scale.
Mike_may_quotes: he is full of deep dissembling; knows no honour divided from his interest. fate mistook him; for nature meant him from an usurer: he’s fit indeed to buy, not conquer kingdoms (john dryden, 1631–1700)
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