John Dryden Poetry
John Dryden is a Neo-Classical poet, playwright, satirist, and literary critic. Along with John Donne and John Milton, he is considered one of the three greatest poets of the 17th century.
Dryden has been described as “the author in whose work the image of an age can be discerned” (Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 1., 1786). Much of his poetry is political or religious in nature.
These first two poems by John Dryden are referenced in Literature and Composition (EIL2), and the remaining selections are simply recommended reading.
You may also wish to read a biography of John Dryden.