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John Dryden Biography

John Dryden Biography Family and education Early adult life Prolific playwright Poet Laureate Poetry and politics Religious matters Reversal of fortunes Life overview Sources     Family and education Poet, dramatist, and satirist John Dryden (1631-1700), was born at Aldwincle … Continue reading

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John Dryden Poetry

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 … Continue reading

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Alexander’s Feast by John Dryden

ALEXANDER’S FEAST; OR, THE POWER OF MUSIC. AN ODE, IN HONOUR OF ST CECILIA’S DAY by John Dryden 1 ‘Twas at the royal feast, for Persia won By Philip’s warlike son: Aloft in awful state The godlike hero sate On … Continue reading

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Veni Creator Spiritus by John Dryden

VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS, PARAPHRASED by John Dryden CREATOR SPIRIT, by whose aid The world’s foundations first were laid, Come, visit every pious mind; Come, pour thy joys on human kind; From sin and sorrow set us free, And make thy … Continue reading

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