Who is John Dryden

John 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".

Early life

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 Dryden and wife Mary Pickering, paternal grandson of Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet (1553–1632), and wife Frances Wilkes, Puritan landowni...
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Burlhorniachek: 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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Beyond the need of weeping,
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