John Dryden

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

John Dryden Poems

41. Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book I. 4/12/2010
42. Verses To Her Royal Highness The Duchess, On The Memorable Victory Gained By The Duke Against The Hollanders, June 3rd, 1665 4/12/2010
43. Impromptu Lines Addressed To His Cousin, Mrs. Creed, In A Conversation After Dinner On The Origin Of Names 4/12/2010
44. The Hind And The Panther, A Poem In Three Parts : Part Ii. 4/12/2010
45. Song To A Fair Young Lady 1/1/2004
46. Lines Printed Under The Engraved Portrait Of Milton, In Tonson's Folio Edition Of The Paradise Lost, 1688 4/12/2010
47. Lines In A Letter To His Lady Cousin, Honor Driden, Who Had Given Him A Silver Inkstand, With A Set Of Writing Materials, 1655 4/12/2010
48. Epitaph On The Monument Of A Fair Maiden Lady, Who Died At Bath, And Is There Interred 4/12/2010
49. A Prologue 4/12/2010
50. An Epilogue 4/12/2010
51. Your Hay It Is Mow'D, And Your Corn Is Reap'D 1/1/2004
52. Prologue To The University Of Oxford, 1674. 4/12/2010
53. Epitaph On Sir Palmes Fairborne's Tomb In Westminster Abbey 4/12/2010
54. Roundelay 4/12/2010
55. Satire On The Dutch 4/12/2010
56. Epitaph On Mrs. Margaret Paston, Of Barningham, In Norfolk 4/12/2010
57. Prologue For The Women, When They Acted At The Old Theatre, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields 4/12/2010
58. The Tears Of Amynta, For The Death Of Damon. A Song 4/12/2010
59. The Cock And The Fox: Or, The Tale Of The Nun's Priest 4/12/2010
60. Hymn For St. John's Eve, 29th June 4/12/2010
61. O Souls, In Whom No Heavenly Fire 4/12/2010
62. A Song. Fair, Sweet And Young, Receive A Prize 4/12/2010
63. Suum Cuique 4/12/2010
64. Absalom And Achitophel 4/12/2010
65. Song From Marriage-A-La-Mode 1/1/2004
66. On The Death Of A Very Young Gentleman 4/12/2010
67. Britannia Rediviva: A Poem On The Birth Of The Prince 4/12/2010
68. The Wife Of Bath Her Tale 4/12/2010
69. Song From Amphitryon 1/1/2004
70. The Beautiful Lady Of The May 4/12/2010
71. The Secular Masque 1/1/2004
72. To My Honor'D Friend, Dr. Charleton (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
73. A Song. Go Tell Amynta, Gentle Swain 4/12/2010
74. On The Death Of Amyntas. A Pastoral Elegy 4/12/2010
75. Troilus And Cressida 1/1/2004
76. Epilogue On The Same Occasion (Princess Of Cleves) 4/12/2010
77. Farewell, Fair Armida. A Song 4/12/2010
78. Epitaph On The Lady Whitmore 4/12/2010
79. Mankind 4/12/2010
80. You Charm'D Me Not With That Fair Face 1/1/2004
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

Religio Laici


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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