John Dryden

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

John Dryden Poems

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

(OR A LAYMAN'S FAITH)

Dim, as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars
To lonely, weary, wand'ring travellers,
Is reason to the soul; and as on high,
Those rolling fires discover but the sky
Not light us here; so reason's glimmering ray
Was lent not to assure our doubtful way,
But guide us upward to a better day.

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