Treasure Island

John Dryden

(9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700 / Northamptonshire, England)

Mac Flecknoe


All human things are subject to decay,
And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey:
This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, young
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  • Mostafa Motassem Billah (12/6/2006 2:47:00 AM)

    Brilliant. Absulately brilliant. I have become a fan of Dryden. The humour of this poem is excelent. An outstanding mock heroic poem. Above all, I really enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Mariah Schmidt (12/7/2004 12:27:00 AM)

    This is one of my favorite poems. It's hard to appreciate wit in a culture ruled by the likes of Britney Spears, but this is one that never gets old. (Report) Reply

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