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John Dryden

John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) 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.

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Be scared. But don't be afraid. Courage from hearts and not from numbers grows. . ~John Dryden
The community is 15% certain that John Dryden met Daniel Purcell:
"Secrets like edged tools, should not be left in the hands of children & fools."-Pastor & Poet John Dryden
Pains of love be sweeter far, than all other pleasures are. John Dryden
"every man is the architect of his own fortune" -john Dryden
Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So o
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends
I’m a little wounded,. but I am not slain;. I will lay me down to bleed a while. Then I’ll rise and fight again. - John…
Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
Today starts with an hour of outside John Dryden house.
Hmm share a birthday with Philip Larkin, Thomas Telford and John Dryden. That'll do!
John Dryden and Lucretius: Venus and Mars: Lull the world in universal peace
A thing ailing said will be wit in few languages. - John Dryden
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
“Any fool can make things bigger, complex and violent. It takes a touch of genius and courage to move in the opposite way.”. John Dryden
"Of all the tyrannies on human kind the worst is that which persecutes the mind." John Dryden,English Poet
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
John Dryden said it well. I still prefer the playstation ad with the similar ending :)
Next meeting of the Reading Group: John Dryden, Theories of Translation (20th July 2016)
For they conquer who believe they can.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." -John Dryden
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through...
SUNDAY WISDOM . He who would search for pearls must dive below. . --John Dryden
The community is 38% certain that John Dryden met Edward Hyde:
John Dryden, poet, playwright, and critic, was born in 1631 and died in 1700:
"Boldness is a mask for fear, however great."~John Dryden
"If to have loved be guilt, then I have sinned." - *All for Love* by John Dryden (1631–1700)
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees - As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas ~John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, 1681
Reason saw not, till Faith sprung the light. John Dryden
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - t...
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign ...
Boldness is a mask for fear however great. Dryden
A thing well said will be wit in all languages. -John Dryden
But love's a malady without a cure.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was ti...
God never made His work for man to mend.
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"Words are but pictures of our thoughts."- John Dryden
Successful crimes alone are justified. ~John Dryden
Calm was the even, and clear was the sky, ... John Dryden
How ill my Fear they by my Mercy scan,. Beware the Fury of a Patient Man. ~ John Dryden
It is almost impossible to translate verbally and well at the same time. – John Dryden
The world's an inn, and death the journey's end. JOHN DRYDEN Torn Apart Amazon UK
Even victors are by victories undone.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is ...
Poem by James McAuley, 1917-1976, condemning the 1960s, or, to narrow it right down, the last 500 years:
James McAuley to John Dryden: the universities: "No fear at all the student will find out / What all those wars and poems are about".
Day 17: a quote from BC times. Here's one by Virgil, via John Dryden:
"Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. " John Dryden.
Ovid's Epistles translated by several Hands (1683) by John Dryden (2011,...
The hind and the panther a poem, in three Parts. (1687) by John Dryden (2010,...
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~John Dryden
The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees,. Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees. Three ... ~ John Dryden.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age. -John Dryden.
John Dryden The conscience of a people is their power. yes
John Dryden “If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.” — Hebrew proverb
"The conscious water saw its God and blushed.” . ~ John Dryden
Religio laici written in a letter to John Dryden, Esq. (1683) by Edward...
in 1668 Charles II gave John Dryden the first official title of Poet Laureate https:…
by dsensationalsoul @ " Dancing is the poetry of the foot. ". John Dryden. Muse: Nellwyn . …
studying the personality of John Dryden with particular reference to "Macflecknoe" a mock - heroic poetry... any contribution?:
I really like Kyle but John got to be an Indigo Lantern (compassion) in War of the Green Lanterns!
John Stewart the only green lantern I acknowledge
None are so busy as the fool and the knave. - John Dryden
Image from ‘The miscellaneous works of John Dryden, Esq; containing all his original poems, tales,...
“Present joys are more to flesh and blood than the dull prospect of a distant good.” John Dryden
the blind person was John Dryden, who literally saw everything yet didn't speak.
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. – John Dryden
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bo...
And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain. - John Dryden
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas...
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth...
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"Who climbs the grammar-tree distinctly knows,. Where noun and verb and participle grows.". - John Dryden, 1693
Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace. John Dryden
1820 Byron writes a piece praising Alexander Pope and John Dryden over the Lake Poets...
Nor is the peoples judgment always true: the most may err as grossly as the few. John Dryden
There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
Here lies my wife: her let her lie! Now she's at rest, and so am I. -- John Dryden, epitaph intended for his wife
Mighty things from small beginnings grow - John Dryden.
By education most have been misled. - John Dryden
Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden is on
"The conscience of a people is their power." -John Dryden
All as they say that glitters is not gold. John Dryden wow
John Dryden: He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wron...
Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.
"All human things are subject to decay,All when fate summons,monarchs must obey"John dryden _
When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind! John Dryden
What passion can music not raise and quell? – John Dryden
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John Dryden would've made a good lyricist.
John Dryden A mob is the scum that rises upmost when the nation boils. ok
"Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity." John Dryden
What passions cannot music raise or quell? John Dryden
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. - John Dryden
Momus disses Mars, the god of war. . John Dryden's "Secular Masque", the best NYE lit ever
John Dryden Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. Ha
2/2 Tis well an old age is out,. And time to begin a new. . (John Dryden, 1700). Happy New Year everybody!
John Dryden They think to little who talk to much. :)
Original Poems, by John Dryden, Esq. in Two Volumes. ... Volume 2 of 2 by John D
Select Essays on the Belles Lettres. by Mr. Dryden. by John Dryden. Free Shippin
Tonight's dilemma: read John Dryden (1668 author) for or watch The Princess Diaries with my kids.
"Beware the fury of a patient man." John Dryden Amazon US or Amazon UK
Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies. -John Dryden
"Death in itself is nothing; but we fear. To be we know not what, we know not where." John Dryden
Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet 'em on your way down. -John Dryden. . . Luther Vandross &...
sometimes technology can be taken too far lol. Thought of u John Dryden when saw this one lol
Swear food or starve for the dilemmas even A tradesman thou! and hope to go to heaven? John Dryden Ha
John Dryden Men are but children of a larger growth Our appetites as apt to change as theirs And full as craving too and full as vain. :-)
Love has in store for me one happy minute . ~ John Dryden
Too black for heaven, and yet too white for *** - John Dryden -
1701 The Works of Mr. John Dryden : the third volume. 1st edition - Jacob Tonson
John Dryden How can finite grasp infinity yep
1858 2vol Works of John Dryden George Gilfillan with notes dissertation and bio
One of my favorite on "Truth is never to be expected from authors whose..." by John Dryden
Fortune befriends the bold. John Dryden wow
John Dryden Reason to rule but mercy to forgive The first is the law the last prerogative. yes
The Indian Emperor, Tyrannic Love, Aurengzebe and All For Love are famous heroic plays by John Dryden. .
A knockdown argument tis but a word and a blow. John Dryden ):
Beware of the fury of the patient man. John Dryden. John Dryden :-o
John Dryden: "Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul."
John Dryden We must beat the iron while it is hot but we may polish it at leisure. Ha
To jazz up my presentation, John Dryden will be "sort of like the Femi Fani-Kayode of Restoration literature." cc:
The rule prohibiting the ending of a sentence with a preposition was invented by 17th-century poet John Dryden. Most gr…
Yes. John Dryden is someone most people no longer look up to.
"Where'e'er I go, my soul shall stay with thee: 'Tis but my shadow that I take away" -John Dryden's King Arthur (opera)
Life of Milton is written by ( Samuel Johnson, Ben Johnson, charles lamb, John Dryden =
John Dryden~ Set all things in their own peculiar place and know that order is the greatest grace.
"Men are but children of a larger growth.". ― John Dryden
is the most valuable coin in your life” (John Dryden). Spend it wisely, use it to the full.
Far more numerous are those as such: who think too little and talk too much. -John Dryden
'Beware the fury of a patient man' (John Dryden, Absolam and Achitophel, 1680)
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He who would for . must dive below ~John Dryden pic via
is a passion. Which kindles honor into noble acts. ~ John Dryden ~
Love is a passion which kindles honor into noble acts. - John Dryden
"So poetry, which in Oxford made. An art, in London only is a trade". John Dryden. from Oxford in Quotations
& that, kids, is the story of why Christopher Marlowe's translation of Amores 3.7 says exactly the opposite of John Dryden's.
Well.. Isn't this a sight for sore eyes! Megan Holloway and John Dryden heads up for only the second time ever! Well done to Megan, who was victorious over her partner John tonight Pacific Paradise Bowls Club taking out the win and qualifying for our next regional final! See you tomorrow at Mooloolaba Bowls Club Inc. starting at 6:30pm & the Royal Mail Hotel Tewantin QLD starting at 7pm!
In God 'tis glory: And when men aspire, 'Tis but a spark too much of heavenly fire. -John Dryden
What passion cannot music raise and quell! ~John Dryden
All objects lose by too familiar a view. -John Dryden
Love is a passion which Kindles tell as noble acts. ~ John Dryden
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predicting John Gibson get's a shutout tonight in Anaheim ... he can be scarey good (ie Ken Dryden rookie)!
"We first make our habits, and then they make us." - John Dryden
If you have lived, take thankfully the past. ~John Dryden
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"What oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed" is an epigram which can be associated with (A) Alexander Pope (B) John Dryden (C) Dr. Jahnson (D) Jonathan Swift
"He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not everyday surmount a fear" John Dryden
"They think too little who talk too much." - John Dryden
Can John Gibson have a Ken Dryden moment this year?
re-visiting a 1979 match-up , only exception that was for the Stanley Cup. The 2 goalies, Ken Dryden-Mtl, Jo…
Whenever I think of Rangers-Habs in the playoffs, I just remember sitting w/ dad and watching John Davidson and Ken Dryden put on a show.
I don't like John Gibson. He has some rookie goalie voodoo working for him. He's like Patrick Roy, or Ken Dryden. I don't trust him at all.
John Whitmore on the mound for the Lions.
What all your sex desire is Sovereignty.-John Dryden
Metaphysical poetry is defined as poetry dating from the 17th century in Britain that has an abstract and ethereal style. Such poetry used a variety of forms and structures, but employed similar styles. The term was first coined by John Dryden in 1693 when he described a poem by John Donne as affecting “the metaphysical.” It was later popularized by Samuel Johnson in 1781. Poetry was described by Aristotle, in his “Poetics,” as describing emotions. This was compared with prose, which described facts and actions. Poetry does not have to adhere to such narrow constraints; in fact, descriptive poetry and epic poetry go against Aristotle's ideas and describe events or things. Metaphysical poetry, of all types, veers towards not only emotion, but emotional ideas of the abstract. They are not concerned with war or love, but with the world in a non-scientific sense. Seventeenth century lyrical poets gave rise to the idea of metaphysical poetry in Britain. The 1600s were a complicated and fast-moving time ...
Art may err, but nature cannot miss - JOHN DRYDEN
The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven - JOHN DRYDEN
Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue! - John Dryden
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds. John Dryden
None are so busy as the fool and knave. - John Dryden
and in the meantime, some clown named John Curry has morphed into Ken Dryden!
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. ~John Dryden
“When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.” . John Dryden. .
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence. - John Dryden
All objects lose by too familiar a view - JOHN DRYDEN
The perverseness of my fate is such that he's not mine because he's mine too much - JOHN DRYDEN
Also,Dryden has the distinction of being the writer who most clearly saw whom John Milton was,
Mac Flecknoe BY JOHN DRYDEN A Satire upon the True-blue Protestant Poet T.S. All human things are subject to decay, And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey: This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had govern'd long: In prose and verse, was own'd, without dispute Through all the realms of Non-sense, absolute. This aged prince now flourishing in peace, And blest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length debate To settle the succession of the State: And pond'ring which of all his sons was fit To reign, and wage immortal war with wit; Cry'd, 'tis resolv'd; for nature pleads that he Should only rule, who most resembles me: Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dullness from his tender years. Shadwell alone, of all my sons, is he Who stands confirm'd in full stupidity. The rest to some faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense. Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through and make a lucid interval; ...
Could the John Gibson be the Ken Dryden from 1971 in the 2014 ?
To die is landing on some distant shore - John Dryden
"But Shakespeare’s magic could not copied be;. Within that circle none durst walk but he." ~ John Dryden
Hoare's Bank, Fleet Street first operated from the Golden Bottle in Cheapside in 1672. Customers have included Samuel Pepys and John Dryden
Finished my last final this morning! I thoroughly enjoyed my English courses, here's a few favorites that I would recommend: American Lit: The Snows of Kilimanjaro - Ernest Hemingway (short story) Babylon, Revisited - F. Scott Fitzgerald (short story) The Swimmer - John Cheever (short story) Brit Lit: Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe (play) Paradise Lost - John Milton (epic prose) The Way of the World - William Congreve (play) Mac Flecknoe - John Dryden (satire in prose) Sci-Fi Lit: Anything by Alan Moore (Watchmen, graphic novel) Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman - Harlan Ellison (short story) For a Breath I Tarry - Roger Zelazny (short story) Second Variety - Philip K. *** (short story) AKIRA (animated film) One pretty cool experience I had this semester, was that I sent letters out to some writers of different mediums, and a few days ago I received a letter back from David X. Cohen, the creator of Futurama and ex-writer of The Simpsons--the guy is really sincere and awesome, gave me script .. ...
great interview with Ken Dryden. Its making me want to re-read The Game tonight
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Aurora had but newly chased the night,. And purpled o'er the sky with blushing light. . -John Dryden, Palamon and Arcite, Book I, line 186.
If they treats you like an option, leave them like a choice,thin partitions do their bounds divide, -John Dryden
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"He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him." John Dryden
John Dryden coined heroic couplet, heroic tragedy, and the term literary neo-classism.
John Dryden's complete works are on
Ok yesterday I found out that John Dryden passed in the morning and his Nephew told me today that John had 100% kidney failure and was on his way to Dialysis treatment when he stopped at a convenient store and told the cashier that he thought he was having a Heart attach. The Paramedics were called and he didn't make it. RIP John Dryden
Love is love's reward, -John Dryden to u, When you shop Amazon Walmart & 1700 others, they donate 4 u
this was the lakes, john Dryden house. How long is it going to take for the council to sort this?
For they conquer who believe they can. John Dryden
Win those who believe in their victory. @ John Dryden
The Holy Prophet SAW has said, "The beauty of man is in the clarity of his tongue,"ts of what may be, ~ John Dryden
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves, Will Durantis an age, -John Dryden
William Shakespeare ("Bard of Avon") 26 April 1564 to 23 April 1616 “The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” An English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twinsHamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have r ...
"Stiff opinion, always in the wrong." -John Dryden
~ Dead Poets Society ~ (What potential this very Talented Person had) "On A Picture Painted By Her Self, Representing Two Nimphs Of Diana's, One In A Posture To Hunt, The Other Batheing" by Anne Killigrew We are Diana's Virgin-Train, Descended of no Mortal Strain; Our Bows and Arrows are our Goods, Our Pallaces, the lofty Woods, The Hills and Dales, at early Morn, Resound and Eccho with our Horn; We chase the Hinde and Fallow-Deer, The Wolf and Boar both dread our Spear; In Swiftness we out-strip the Wind, An Eye and Thought we leave behind; We Fawns and Shaggy Satyrs awe; To Sylvan Pow'rs we give the Law: Whatever does provoke our Hate, Our Javelins strike, as sure as Fate; We Bathe in Springs, to cleanse the Soil, Contracted by our eager Toil; In which we shine like glittering Beams, Or Christal in the Christal Streams; Though Venus we transcend in Form, No wanton Flames our Bosomes warm! If you ask where such Wights do dwell, In what Bless't Clime, that so excel? The Poets onely that can tell. . . . .. ...
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