John Dryden [John Henry Dryden] (1631 - 1700 / England)
JJohn Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated 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." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.
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 Wilkes, Puritan landowning gentry ... more »
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- A Prologue
- A Song for St. Cecilia's Day
- A Song To A Fair Young Lady Going Out Of...
- A Song. High State And Honours To Other...
- A Song. Fair, Sweet And Young, Receive A...
- A Song. Go Tell Amynta, Gentle Swain
- Absalom and Achitophel
- Ah, how sweet it is to love!
- Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Musi...
- An Epilogue
- An Ode, On the Death of Mr. Henry Purcel...
- Annus Mirabilis, The Year Of Wonders, 16...
- Ask not the cause why sullen spring
- ASTRÆA REDUX. A Poem, on the Happy Resto...
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