John Dryden

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

John Dryden Poems

1. A Prologue 4/12/2010
2. A Song For St. Cecilia's Day 1/1/2004
3. A Song To A Fair Young Lady Going Out Of Town In The Spring 4/12/2010
4. A Song. High State And Honours To Others Impart 4/12/2010
5. A Song. Fair, Sweet And Young, Receive A Prize 4/12/2010
6. A Song. Go Tell Amynta, Gentle Swain 4/12/2010
7. Absalom And Achitophel 4/12/2010
8. Ah, How Sweet It Is To Love! 1/1/2004
9. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music 1/1/2004
10. An Epilogue 4/12/2010
11. An Ode, On The Death Of Mr. Henry Purcell 1/1/2004
12. Annus Mirabilis, The Year Of Wonders, 1666 4/12/2010
13. Ask Not The Cause Why Sullen Spring 1/1/2004
14. Astræa Redux. A Poem, On The Happy Restoration And Return Of His Sacred Majesty, Charles The Second 4/12/2010
15. Britannia Rediviva: A Poem On The Birth Of The Prince 4/12/2010
16. By A Dismal Cypress Lying: A Song From The Italian 1/1/2004
17. Calm Was The Even, And Clear Was The Sky 1/1/2004
18. Can Life Be A Blessing 1/1/2004
19. Cymon And Iphigenia. From Boccace 4/12/2010
20. Dreams 4/12/2010
21. Eleonora : A Panegyrical 4/12/2010
22. Epilogue On The Same Occasion (Princess Of Cleves) 4/12/2010
23. Epilogue To Henry Ii. 4/12/2010
24. Epilogue To The Husband His Own Cuckold 4/12/2010
25. Epitaph On A Nephew, In Catworth Church, Huntingdonshire 4/12/2010
26. Epitaph On Mrs. Margaret Paston, Of Barningham, In Norfolk 4/12/2010
27. Epitaph On Sir Palmes Fairborne's Tomb In Westminster Abbey 4/12/2010
28. Epitaph On The Lady Whitmore 4/12/2010
29. Epitaph On The Monument Of A Fair Maiden Lady, Who Died At Bath, And Is There Interred 4/12/2010
30. Epitaph On The Monument Of The Marquis Of Winchester 4/12/2010
31. Fair Iris I Love And Hourly I Die 1/1/2004
32. Farewell Ungrateful Traitor 1/1/2004
33. Farewell, Fair Armida. A Song 4/12/2010
34. Fragment Of A Character Of Jacob Tonson, His Publisher 4/12/2010
35. Happy The Man 1/1/2004
36. Heroic Stanzas 1/1/2004
37. Hidden Flame 1/1/2004
38. Hymn For St. John's Eve, 29th June 4/12/2010
39. Impromptu Lines Addressed To His Cousin, Mrs. Creed, In A Conversation After Dinner On The Origin Of Names 4/12/2010
40. Life A Cheat 4/12/2010

Comments about John Dryden

  • The real boi (11/5/2018 11:31:00 AM)

    These poems are down to earth and make me wet

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    this poem is really really cute

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  • Rajkumar (3/7/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Very useful

  • JoyCe Earl (1/21/2018 9:25:00 PM)

    BeAUtIfUl *********************************************************************************************************************

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos Alem Hailu G/kristos (8/9/2016 9:36:00 AM)

    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!

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.

Read the full of Happy The Man


To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady, Mrs Anne Killigrew,
Excellent in the Two Sister-arts of Poesy and Painting.

Thou youngest Virgin Daughter of the skies,
Made in the last promotion of the blest;
Whose palms, new-plucked from Paradise,
In spreading branches more sublimely rise,
Rich with immortal green, above the rest:
Whether, adopted to some neighbouring star,

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