John Dryden

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JJohn Dryden 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. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.

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Georgie 22 June 2019
Hello anyone who is reading! I was looking at my family tree recently, and discovered I was related to Dryden. I am now discovering his work. From Dryden's descendant let's hope the legacy lives on!
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The real boi 05 November 2018
These poems are down to earth and make me wet
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sexy monster 05 November 2018
this poem is really really cute
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Rajkumari 05 October 2018
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Shaheeda 27 May 2018
Listen the poem
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Rajkumar 07 March 2018
Very useful
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JoyCe Earl 21 January 2018
BeAUtIfUl *********************************************************************************************************************
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Alem Hailu G/kristos 09 August 2016
My ravish'd eyes behold such charms about her, I can die with her, but not live without her: One tender Sigh of hers to see me languish, what lines!
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