John Dryden

[John Henry Dryden] (1631 - 1700 / England)

John Dryden Poems

1. London After The Great Fire, 1666 3/30/2015
2. To His Sacred Majesty. A Panegyric On His Coronation 11/2/2015
3. One Happy Moment 2/21/2015
4. Prologue For The Women, When They Acted At The Old Theatre, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields 4/12/2010
5. To My Honoured Kinsman John Driden, Of Chesterton, In The County Of Huntingdon, Esq. 4/12/2010
6. The Medal 4/12/2010
7. Prologue To His Royal Highness, Upon His First Appearance At The Duke's Theatre After His Return From Scotland. 4/12/2010
8. Prologue To Albumazar 4/12/2010
9. To Mr. Granville, On His Excellent Tragedy, Called Heroic Love 4/12/2010
10. Prologue Spoken At The Opening Of The New House, March 26, 1674 4/12/2010
11. Te Deum 4/12/2010
12. To My Friend Mr. Motteux, On His Tragedy Called Beauty In Distress, Published In 1698 4/12/2010
13. To The Lord Chancellor Hyde. Presented On New-Year's Day, 1662 4/12/2010
14. Song Of A Scholar And His Mistress, Who, Being Crossed By Their Friends, Fell Mad For One Another; And Now First Meet In Bedlam 4/12/2010
15. Prologue To Caesar Borgia 4/12/2010
16. Prologue To Sophonisba; Spoken At Oxford, 1680 4/12/2010
17. Prologue To The Princess Of Cleves 4/12/2010
18. Prologue To The Prophetess, By Beaumont And Fletcher. Revived By Dryden. Spoken By Mr. Betterton 4/12/2010
19. To The Pious Memory Of The Accomplished Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew 1/1/2004
20. Tarquin And Tullia 4/12/2010
21. Upon Young Mr. Rogers, Of Gloucestershire 4/12/2010
22. Veni, Creator Spiritus 1/1/2004
23. The Hind And The Panther, A Poem In Three Parts : Part Iii. 4/12/2010
24. Prologue To The True Widow 4/12/2010
25. The Character Of A Good Parson. Imitated From Chaucer, And Enlarged 4/12/2010
26. Prologue Spoken The First Day Of The King's House Acting After The Fire 4/12/2010
27. Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book Iii. 4/12/2010
28. Upon The Death Of The Viscount Of Dundee 4/12/2010
29. Epitaph On The Monument Of The Marquis Of Winchester 4/12/2010
30. Sigismond And Guiscardo. From Boccace 4/12/2010
31. Roundelay 4/12/2010
32. Threnodia Augustalis: A Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred To The Happy Memory Of King Charles Ii. 4/12/2010
33. Theodore And Honoria. From Boccace 4/12/2010
34. The Flower And The Leaf, Or The Lady In The Arbour. A Vision 4/12/2010
35. To Sir Godfrey Kneller, Principal Painter To His Majesty 4/12/2010
36. Upon The Death Of Lord Hastings 4/12/2010
37. To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve On His Commedy Call'D The Double Dealer 1/1/2004
38. Fragment Of A Character Of Jacob Tonson, His Publisher 4/12/2010
39. Palamon And Arcite; Or The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book Ii. 4/12/2010
40. Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book I. 4/12/2010
Best Poem of John Dryden

Happy The Man

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

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Marriage A-La-Mode

Why should a foolish marriage vow,
Which long ago was made,
Oblige us to each other now
When passion is decay'd?
We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we could,
Till our love was lov'd out in us both:
But our marriage is dead, when the pleasure is fled:
'Twas pleasure first made it an oath.

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